You have undoubtedly come across the term “Intermittent Fasting.” It is the “new” catch phrase these days – the latest in a very long line of ways to help control weight. When you read about topics such as this, most people immediately pose the question, “Does it work?” That is the wrong way of thinking. You should be asking, “Does it work for me, and will it be helpful for my system?”
There are many variations, but the common approach to Intermittent Fasting, also known as IF is simple:
- Eat 3 meals per day with nothing in between. Once dinner is finished (typically no later than 7pm), you do not consume any more food. Variations as mentioned, are many including fasting one day per week, missing breakfast, etc.
If you read the approach to Natural Medicine that has been around for some 5000 years, this is exactly how they recommended eating. Short and sweet of it, there is nothing new here and most importantly, it works and works for a wide range of people.
The benefits of IF are considerable. Here are the 5 major ones:
- Reduced cardiovascular disease risk.
- Decreased cancer risks.
- Reduced of diabetes .
- Improved thought processes.
- Overall improved wellness due to reduced weight.
Toss in #6 which is “IF is one of the best anti-aging methods known” and you can see it has tremendous benefits for most.
So then, who would NOT benefit from IF. Here is the list:
- Those in the teen years (and younger of course)
- Women who are pregnant or desiring of being pregnant
- Those gastrointestinal reflux disease or other issues of digestion
- Those who suffer from chronically low energy such as adrenal deficiency
- Those who suffer from cardio related illnesses.