Beach body, bikini body. Summer is almost here and everyone wants to get in shape – which usually means shedding a kilo or two. We know that traditional diets don’t work, but experienced nutritionists like me are re-discovering a way that does. Intermittent fasting – or chrono-fasting as it’s sometimes called. Read on to discover how it can help you lose weight and improve your health.
Ancient secret of health
Intermittent fasting is nothing new. It has been a traditional practice throughout history. Virtually forgotten until now, but if done right, this powerful dietary intervention has huge benefits that include weight loss, reversal of type 2 diabetes, increased energy and many other things.
Doesn’t fasting mean starving?
No. It’s all about control. Starvation means the involuntary absence of food, whereas fasting means withholding from food for spiritual, health or other reasons. In other words, you could eat, but youchoose not to. You can fast for a few hours or a few days and you can stop whenever you want. You decide. Anytime you are not eating, you are fasting. Consider the term “break fast”. It means that you are fasting between dinner and breakfast the next day – usually for about 12-14 hours. Breakfast is the meal that breaks your fast.
Excerpted from Hello Monaco