This article addresses something that is crucial to good health, but that many people still seem to be unaware of. That is daily fast. Fasting is simply not eating for a period of time.
It’s not complex, but if you want to get serious about it (and by that I mean fasting for a long period of time), if you’re diabetic, pregnant, or have autoimmune issues, it’s a good idea to get advice and understand how to do it. to do it safely.
In fact, we fast every day without realizing it, because we fast overnight while we sleep.
Fasting is said to help boost your immune system, lower blood sugar, and control weight, among others. You’re actually being kind to your gut when you fast because you’re allowing the waste that’s currently in your system to get out before you start eating again.
Essentially, you’re giving your entire digestive system a break, so the body can get back to what it does naturally, which is to heal and repair.
However, what we often do is graze. So we can have a good breakfast first thing in the morning when we wake up because that’s what we think we should do. We can have a snack around 11.00. Then we will have lunch probably around 12:00-13:00. We can have a snack around 4:00 pm, then we have dinner probably around 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm We can even have a little snack before bed.
What that means is that we are constantly eating, which means that our digestive system rarely rests. The consequence of this is that our body is constantly using energy to digest our food instead of burning fat, which is what it is designed to do when we don’t eat.
Also, when we are snacking we do not always know if we are really hungry, and over time eating between meals becomes a habit. Sometimes we eat when we’re not even hungry, we’re actually dehydrated and thirsty.
By adopting the following seven simple strategies, we essentially not only give our body a chance to rest the digestive tract, but we also strengthen our immune system:
1. Eat breakfast later than early
2. If you must eat breakfast early, make it fruit-based whenever possible, as your body is still in cleansing mode first thing in the morning.
3. Eat when you are hungry
4. Drink water between meals instead of snacking
5. Do not eat after 8:00 p.m.
6. Eat your last meal no more than 4 hours before bed
7. Fast intermittently every day for 12 to 16 hours between your last meal and your breakfast.
Thinking about how you eat, what you eat, and when you eat is the start of taking control of your own gut health. Consider what you eat first thing in the morning when our body is still cleansing itself; Just as you wouldn’t feed solids to a newborn baby, her stomach first thing in the morning needs a little nourishment.
Finally, you can train your body to intermittently fast every day for a period of time until it gets used to it. Start without eating at night for 12 hours and gradually extend it. Intermittent fasting is not only great for your gut, it’s one of the easiest and most effective ways to help your body start to function optimally and improve your overall health.