Intermittent Fasting

I like to try out new things when I feel that stuff that I read strike home with me. But do your own research and consult with holistic practitioners before you make any drastic changes to your diet. I would say that the best thing is to change your ways and try what besties your lifestyle gradually. 

  • First off, what intermittent fasting actually is? Simply put, it is a pattern of eating when you consume your daily intake in a certain window of hours. But it would help if you still dinked clean liquids throughout the day and night. When you fast, your body gets a break from digesting and, in turn, promotes regeneration of your cells, your energy levels are more stable, your skin keeps glowing, and you lower your glucose and insulin levels.
  • It might seem that you’re on-trend with it, but people have actually been fasting for centuries. Some might be doing it for religious reasons, while others do it purely for health reasons. It has just become more popular through social media lately. 
  • When you choose “IF” to be your lifestyle, for the time being, be aware that you shouldn’t call it like with any other ‘diet.’ Your brain perceives the word itself as a negative one because society imposed that negative connotation to it. Moreover, it is a way to clear your body of all the negativity surrounding you.
  • For someone who had once struggled with anorexia, it may sound a little abrupt at the beginning. I have just spent the majority of the past decade dedicating time to meals at regular times and similar portions. But, at the other end of the spectrum, eating food when you’re not hungry is not your healthiest choice either. When you practice IF, you should not feel hunger, as your sugar levels stabilize. That actually gives your body more energy; because it reserves more energy from digestion. Plus, my bonus fact is that it actually improves symptoms of hormonal imbalances. Just consult your physician before making any dramatic changes. 
  • I was skeptical of trying it out at first. But one day, it just happened naturally and gradually after an extensive period of excessively studying all the science behind it. Therefore, I urge you too to do your own research because everyone is different. And one day is not equal to another.
  • One of the major benefits I find is that IF helps you become a more intuitive eater. You can more easily pick up clues of hunger that your body gives away while also knowing when to stop.
  • Bettering your emotional, physical, and mental state helps you skip sweat treats as well. It just means that you eat hearty and healthy meals when you are hungry within the designated time window. 
  • Like with other things, start slow and give them time to grow on you. If they feel completely off, ease off and reevaluate if your body really needs them. It is recommended that you leave a 12-hour window for fasting and eat within the rest of the 12 hours sporadically. Be open to the experience and understand that it might not come easy, but focus on the end result that is feeling better overall.

Before making any drastic changes, be honest with yourself and how much you need to make changes and what you would like to accomplish from it. I say, test it, and you’ll soon see if it’s for you. 

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