Fasting For More Energy

OK, I know that this is a review site but I can’t help but get into some of the benefits of fasting. This isn’t necessarily a key component of the Paleo Diet but I do think it’s important. However, if you’re too hungry to read on then have a look at my review here.

Now I realize that this might be a bit crazy of me to talk about fasting. Our nation is facing the largest obesity epidemic it has ever seen. For the first time in our lives the nation’s poor are dying from “rich man’s diseases” like heart disease. In any case, I think that’s exactly why now, more than ever, it’s important to bring up fasting.

The concept is nothing new. Once a year Jews fast on Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. Muhammad, the founder of Islam, fasted in his cave until he found enlightenment. Most seers, visionaries and mystics have taken time out to fast. For most it was for spiritual reason, but now the health benefits are actually being seen.

The phenomenon is known as intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting yields new found benefits in calorie restriction. When you consume far less calories then the average, you ultimately reduce the risk of some diseases and extend your life.

Human beings respond very well to not eating believe it or not. Every system in the body comes to rest and the body changes how it uses fuel. The idea of intermittent fasting is that you eat as much as your body needs, but not much more.

I’m certainly not suggesting that people should go weeks without eating. That isn’t fasting, that is starvation. But if people were to not eat for one day in the week or at the very least consume much smaller meals, this would be immensely helpful and healthy.

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