Do Intermittent Fasting Before & After Pigging Out
From www.npr.org –
But fasting may seem extremely daunting if you’ve never attempted it.
The healthy among us have enough fat stored to survive, on average, for about 40 days without eating (don’t try this one at home).
But we get all kinds of signals from our bodies and the environment to eat at least twice a day.
Editor’s Note: I really enjoyed the practical advice on doing intermittent fasting for people that are new to the intermittent fasting eating style.
Food selection, consistency and starting slow with a minifast are all good ideas for people new to IF.
I often go for extended fasted periods when I know I’m about to do some major-league pigging out, or after I’ve had a couple “fat girl” days of eating and I feel guilty, ha. Hey, you gotta live sometimes!
Here are my article highlights:
- There is a great appreciation for your food when you break the fast and you feel accomplished for completing the temporary abstention.
- If you’re aiming for the major health benefits — anti-aging, immune system regeneration and disease-fighting — a minifast may be enough.
- Insulin sensitivity is a benefit of fasting, being more insulin-sensitive means being less hungry, and less likely to overeat.