PRINCIPLE 9


FRIENDLY FASTING 

 

Fasting for weeks is not “friendly”, but intermittent fasting (IF) is not only friendly but very healthy. IF is defined as going for an extended period of time (12 to 36 hours) without food. The funny thing is, we IF pretty much every day without even thinking about it! We call it sleeping! That's why the first meal of the day is called BREAKFAST - to BREAK the FAST. 

For IF, you’ll refrain from taking in any nutrition while your body functions at full capacity for around 8-12 hours (depending on how long you sleep). Let’s remember, this isn’t starvation, after the first few times of IF, you should have just as much energy as when you’re consuming nutrition. The body takes a bit to get used to IF, but once it does, it’s a great way for your body to use excess calories from stored fat, strengthening the potency of hormones like human growth hormone, insulin, and ghrelin. These hormones are critical for your body to maintain and normalize weight, so the stronger they are, the easier it will be for you to stay at the right body composition. 

The SEACRET to Friendly Fasting is to fast at least once per week for 12 to 36 hrs, start by choosing an 18hr period, choose a couple days during the week, where you can stop eating by 6pm and not start back up again till 12:00pm (noon) the next day.