Over the last 20 years, I’ve changed my diet and lifestyle by elimination methods that included removing not only foods that were bad for me but also toxic people, places, and behaviors. My desire to live, write, and teach inspired a transformation from fat and sick to fit and healthy. Many of my illnesses were … Read more
The concept of fasting and fasting mimicking diet (FMD) has gone mainstream in recent years. Fasting mimicking diet can help us to lose weight, extend lifespan, and improve overall health. Indeed, fasting has been linked to a lower risk of diabetes, improved cardiovascular health, better brain function, weight loss, and more. I am not affiliated with a brand (meaning that I don’t get paid for sharing my opinion). But, like many things, it is an experiment for me. So, I collected as much data and recorded my experiments.
Our bodies can survive without food for a long time. For instance, Ray Cronise water fasted for about 30 days. He also helped a famous magician Penn Jillette to lose 105 pounds. Unfortunately, both Ray and Pen were facing dangerous health conditions. So, a word of caution, stick to obtaining from food anywhere between 12 to 24 hours and yearly periodic fasting with food. I found it completely safe. As always, talk to your physician and address your common sense. Significantly, for ladies, prolonged fasting can interfere with our monthly cycles.