Now that I'm in my 24 hour fast, I figured I share some facts and news about fasting. A fast can be anything from a pure water-only fast, which I'm on for 24 hours, or add some simple, clean and organic juices. A pure water fast definitely provides the best results.
Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting, anywhere between 12-24 hours, may seem daunting and challenging, but undertaking this type of fast will ensure that you reap the long-term benefits. Check out the impressive health benefits that intermittent fasting offers and you might try it out yourself:
So Then Why Is Intermittent Fasting Effective?
Think back in time. How did our ancestors live? Researchers suggest that the reason why intermittent fasting works so well is because it's the closest diet to what our ancestors had. The crazy easy access to food nowadays has completely removed the normal "feast and famine" cycle the body needs for regeneration and cell replacement. Intermittent fasting gives the body sufficient time to clean up and remove toxins from the body, which it cannot do with an all-day grazing diet. Not only does intermittent fasting trigger the body's ability to heal and produce efficient cells, it also transitions your body into burning fat for fuel, which is a better source of energy.
Don't Forget these With Intermittent Fasting
Here a few significant factors & tips that you should think about to ensure that you successfully incorporate this strategy into your lifestyle:
And don't forget, it all depends on you! It might be hard at the beginning, or the first time you try a fast. The transition period in intermittent fasting may be tough, especially in the first few days, but your commitment, will-power and drive will help you achieve and maintain better health. It's worth a try.
Reap the benefits.