More and more, people are talking about intermittent fasting and the benefits it has.
In a recent Wellness Webinar, Regan dives deeper into intermittent fasting and gives more details on what it actually does to our bodies and why it is so great.
Take a minute and think about what times you are currently eating. How long do you go each day without eating? Keep that in mind throughout reading the rest of this post and see if feel like your parameters are reset after this blog post.
Typically, people eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks scattered in between.
This has become the custom for eating practices but these may not be the best practices for your current health as well as taking preventative measures for your future health.
Benefits of Time Restricted Eating
The benefits of intermittent fasting and timed eating is that is can reset your circadian rhythm, good for your gut health and the bacteria in your gut.
It also has the ability to help with metabolic issues, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer.
A recent study performed on mice shows the benefits of intermittent fasting. In this study, they two different groups of mice from the same genetic lineage.
One group of mice could eat 24 hours a day and had no restrictions. The other group of mice could only eat for eight hours a day. The mice in the group that could eat 24 hours a day put on 4 times the body fat than the other group.
Exercise, cold showers, eating the right food, etc are all things that benefit your body and your overall health. But, one of the best things you can do for your body is time eating. It isn’t necessarily what you eat but when you eat.
Regan shares that when he started implementing timed eating into his routine, he felt better. His blood sugar was balanced. He also had more mental clarity and more endurance.
Time Restricted Eating Can Have Flexibility
Intermittent fasting is a lifestyle but it is understandable that sometimes life gets in the way. You may want to get brunch with a friend or go out with friends later at night.
You don’t have to forgo those things just to stick with time restricted eating. The great thing about time restricted eating is that you can do it five out of seven days and still see the results that come from intermittent fasting.
In another study with mice, they had the mice do time restricted eating 5 days a week and they still had the same benefits.
Ideally, the best amount of time to fast is 15 hours. The minimum amount of time to fast is 12 hours. Find a schedule that works best for you and start feeling better.
Often times, people think that they do not want to do time restricted eating because they will be hungry. Once you start doing it, your body will adjust to the new schedule and you will start to feel all of the benefits associated with time restricted eating.
If you ever are very hungry, drinking salt water will help with that. Staying hydrated when you are not eating is key.
To learn more about time restricted eating and how it can work for you, watch our wellness webinar below!