Intermittent fasting is a eating pattern that can change the function of cells, genes, and hormones to help you lose weight and belly fat as well as also reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. It helps in lowering cholesterol and can even increase your endurance, better motor coordination and improve sleep. Outside of the physical benefits, fasting has a major impact on our mental health which then creates a positive affect on our bodies.
Intermittent fasting is great for both men and women. Here is an outline to follow if you want to try out this eating pattern:
Fasting Period - Fast 3-4 Days Max
Drink at least 2L of Spring Water
Method - 16 hours of Fasting and 8 hour block of eating
Eating period - 11am - 7pm or 12pm - 8pm
Eating Schedule -
12pm - 1pm - First Meal (Fruits, Fruit Juice, raw foods)
4pm - Second Meal (Veggies and Gains)
7pm - 8pm Last Meal or Snack (Health choice not too heavy)
Exercise - 30 - 45 minutes per day (recommend no weights)
Herbs - Take plenty of Herbs in the AM (recommendations: sea moss, chlorophyll, Bladderwrack, & Teas). Herbs help keep you full!