Okay . . . so let's "JUMP-START" your day . . .
As we know . . . "diets" . . . focus on "WHAT" to eat . . .
Whereas . . . "intermittent fasting" . . . also focuses on "WHEN" to eat it
You see . . . society of today . . . has put us in an "EAT ALL THE TIME" mode . . .
Whereas . . . in prehistoric times . . . before humans learned to farm . . . we were hunters and gatherers of food to survive and thrive . . .
And with this . . . humans would and could . . . go for long periods of time without eating.
Then when we evolved to a society of farming many years ago . . . it was easier to find food . . . but we "still" maintained a healthy weight due to there being NO COMPUTERS . . . TV shows turned off at 11:oopm and we went to bed. But unfortunately . . . in today society . . . "life" goes on 24/7 . . . and we find ourselves EATING "empty calorie, nutritionally void" food . . . during times of stress . . . emotional distress, bad habits . . . and boredom.
SO HOW DO WE "STOP" IT???
Well . . . one way would be to help "correct" the body's "internal dialogue" with "intermittent fasting"
You see . . . as I said yesterday . . . this kind of "eating pattern" . . . gives the body a "chance" to "reset" itself . . . and gives our "organs" a little break from trying to digest and utilize all that "JUNK FOOD" that we eat.
So what are some benefits???
Well . . . that would be . . . weight loss, lowering the risk of "type 2 diabetes", improving heart health and brain health, decreasing age-related neurodegenerative disorders, reducing inflammatory bowel disease and reducing the risk of cancer.
And "if" we "fast" for at least "16 hours" in that day . . . this causes the body to "turn" its "fat stores" into "ENERGY" . . . and with this . . . the body is "ENCOURAGED" to "lose weight".
It also has the ability to "protect" memory and learning functionality.
Okay . . . so here's what "I" do for a . . . 18/6 fast
6:00pm - I start my fast and only drink water, lemon water or clear teas before bed
9:00pm - go to bed
5:30 am - I get up and drink an 8 ounce glass of "warm" water
7:00am - I write my posts and get my day started by having a cup of ginger tea (nothing in it or with it)
8:00am - 12:00 noon - I drink lots of plain water, lemon water or clear teas
12:00 noon - I have a "compliant" breakfast like fresh spinach cooked with 2 cage-free eggs cooked in organic olive oil and seasoned with organic ground onion, garlic, black pepper and Himalayan pink salt.
2:30pm - I have a "compliant" lunch like a sweet kale salad with cranberries, pumpkin seed and a poppy dressing.
5:00pm - I have a "compliant" dinner like zucchini boats made with grass-fed lean beef, homemade tomato sauce, parmesan cheese, organic olive oil and seasoned with oregano.
6:00pm - I "STOP" eating
And that's my 18/6 "intermittent fasting" . . . 6 hours of eating healthy compliant food and 18 hours of "fasting"
And the best part . . . "most" of that 18 hours without food . . . was done when I was "sleeping"
Now . . . for the beginners . . . you could do a 16/8 intermittent fast
Which would be the same as I did . . .
But . . . in the morning . . . instead of having "breakfast" at 12:00noon . . . you'd have . . .
10:00am - breakfast
12:00noon - "compliant snack" (fruit or veggie)
2:00pm - lunch
3:30pm - very small "compliant snack" (fruit or veggie)
5:oopm - dinner
And BOOM . . . a day and night of correcting the body's "internal dialogue"
So next week . . . let's continue and talk about "pattern eating"
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