Although it’s been around in principle for a very long time (most religions around the world promote some form of fasting), Intermittent Fasting (IF) has grown in popularity due primarily to scientific research indicating that IF can lead to weight loss, stabilized blood sugar, reduced inflammation, improvements in memory and stress resistance, slowed aging, longer lifespan, and blood sugar stabilization — all promising health benefits. There are multiple approaches to Intermittent Fasting, but the core tenet of cycling through periods of abstinence of food (or significant calorie reduction) interspersed with intervals of normal food intake. In this show we are going to take a look at some of the benefits of IF as well as several of the different approaches one can take toward IF. While the transition to IF can take some time and practice (ex: working up from 10 to 12 to 14 to 16 hours of fasting a day in one approach), there is evidence that an IF regimen supports weight loss and metabolic health.
What is Intermittent Fasting (IF)?
Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
Five different methods of Intermittent Fasting
Tips to remember during IF
Reference links mentioned in Episode 18:
“The best of all medicines is resting and fasting."