What is intermittent fasting? Have you heard of it?
I have done A LOT of research on this topic. And the biggest take away that I can tell you is this: it is NOT a diet. It is truly a eating pattern.
This is not to say that you can eat candy and go hog wild on this eating pattern - because some things are just not good for you regardless of any eating pattern or mindset. Breaking it down as simply as possible, Intermittent Fasting is eating in a certain window of time. There are many hours, ways, and schedules that you can incorporate this eating pattern -- but, let's get to the bottom of the situation: WHY do this and WHAT are the benefits?
*SOME* of the benefits:
- increases life span (!)
- increases body resistance to stress
- increases brain function
- aid in preventing cancer
- helps clear skin
- lowers risk of deadly disease
- helps body maintain lean muscle tissue
Crazy, right? And, intermittent fasting doesn't mean you are fasting for long hours -- you can reap some of the benefits as early as 12 hours of fasting. Think about it, that is not eating from 8 pm until 8 a.m. or something similiar. I do the 16:8 hours but you can start and swap and change your schedule without losing any of the benefits. Another bonus!
Listen to this podcast for more on Intermittent Fasting, the benefits, how to do it, and where to begin. If you have questions or are interested in learning more, please message me! I'm always here! And I'd love to plug you into my next health group for more on health/fitness tips!
Jen & Darren Delvaux