Why We Need Intermittent Fasting

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Metabolic syndrome is the inability to regulate all or some of the following: blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol without medication. People suffering from metabolic syndrome have one or more of these and/or have suffered a stroke or heart attack.
Approximately 93% of Americans fall into this category. Metabolic syndrome leads to chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, obesity, Alzheimer’s, and cancer. And guess what, it’s highly curable via lifestyle changes! In 2019 one of the most comprehensive analyses ever done on fasting was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The authors reviewed 85 studies and declared that intermittent fasting should be used as the first line of treatment for diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative brain anti-aging effects, and can help with pre and post-surgery healing. Studies are showing that when you eat is as important as what you eat; so you can imagine the power of combining those two!

How to Intermittent Fast

If you are new to fasting or intermittent fasting I suggest you begin with a 2-week to 1-month reset. You will slowly expand your fasting window so that you do not experience side effects. If you have been on the Standard American Diet (SAD) which is high in
processed foods, carbohydrates, sugar, alcohol, and fast food you will want to take it slow when you begin.

The first thing to consider are foods to avoid: processed foods, fast food, and foods whereby the ingredient list includes ingredients you don’t recognize as food.  Also, industrial seed oils which are inflammatory and are in almost all processed foods and used in most restaurants: canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, etc; foods high in carbs and sugar such as bread, pasta, tortillas, candy, cake as well as soda and many sport’s drinks, etc. If possible avoid alcohol during this time or at the least, reduce consumption. Coffee, tea, bone broth, and LMNT (an electrolyte drink mix) are acceptable. LMNT and bone broth will not break your fast. https://drinklmnt.com/

Foods to add: Basically you want to focus on whole food choices. I do not want to get into particulars such as Paleo, Mediterranean, vegetarian, or vegan. That is up to you. If you do eat animal protein make sure it’s properly sourced and clean. Fats can
include coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, lard and tallow, grass-fed butter, ghee, and foods such as avocados, olives, and nut butters.

Day 1 and 2: move your breakfast out 30 minutes to 1 hour each day. In other words, if you normally eat breakfast at 7 a.m., move it to 8 a.m. on day 1 and 8:30 a.m. on day 2. Day 3 through 30 (or 14 depending on your reset length): continue to move your breakfast out 30
minutes to 1 hour every few days until you can comfortably get to 13-16 hours without food. In addition to moving breakfast out, you can eat dinner earlier, The best part of this is that you can create what works for you and it does not need to be the same every day! And there you go, you are on your way to making intermittent fasting a lifestyle.

Women’s needs are different than men’s and women should consider fasting differently. I have been intermittent fasting for over a year and have seen notable results: fat loss, more energy, better sleep, and a reduction in menopause symptoms. Consider booking an appointment with me to receive individual support on intermittent fasting as well as longer fasts such as a 3-day water fast.

How to Utilize Our Products for Success

Bone broth and algae will NOT pull you out of a fasted state! Your body should remain in ketosis while utilizing these products which is great news. Why? Because your suffering will be minimized. For the past year, I have been including a cup of Best of the Bone bone broth at 14-15 hours. This helps to elongate the fast to 16 hours without hunger. Now with the addition of Spirulina, I take 15 bits either to stave off hunger in the morning or prior to a bike ride in the afternoon for extra energy. The addition of these 2 products means almost anyone can learn to intermittently fast and cope with the potential difficulty of hunger while reducing the feeding window.

For Fasting consultations contact me at kristy@bestoftheboneusa.com