Warrior Wednesday – Intermittent Fasting

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Each person’s connection to food is different. I have friends who are vegan because meat makes them ill. I have a lot of friends who are gluten free whether Celiac, IBS, or wheat allergy. Most of my friends can eat whatever they want, but choose to restrict themselves for health reasons or weight-loss.

I’ve been researching Intermittent Fasting for awhile now and I think I’m going to give it a whirl. Not because I feel I need to lose a ton of weight, but because I think it would be beneficial for me for a number of reasons. I’m often too pressed for time in the mornings to eat breakfast and it’s really not bad to eat a little less when you have IBS.

If you’ve never heard of Intermittent Fasting before, basically you restrict your eating to part of the day. There are a couple of methods. One of them is where you have an 8 hour period where you can eat and the rest is fasted. Like from noon to 8pm. Another method is to severely restrict on 2 days of the week. Another is to do a 24-hour fast once or twice a week.

The benefits go far beyond losing weight to reducing risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. It is also supposed to reduce overall inflammation and improve your cognitive function. Well, as long as you don’t binge like a fool during your eating window anyway.

Between busyness and the ever present need to reduce inflammation along with a little extra on my tummy, I think it might be a good idea.

I suspect that I’ll experience some hanger early on, but I hear that should also go away.

More on Intermittent Fasting.

And that’s how life’s river flows today.
R~

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