Is this really a good way to lose weight?

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How many diets have you tried or, at least, heard of others trying? It’s crazy, I know… I’ve always felt like the best advice was to strive for “decent” foods, and certainly in moderation.

Of course my opinion has always been just that, an opinion. BUT, there’s one thing I’ve recently learned about that does make sense just like decent foods and moderation: intermittent fasting.

It sounds like this has been a thing for several years now, and it doesn’t look like there is any conclusive long term proof on whether intermittent fasting can be broadly suggested for everyone. So, we “guess.”

So, best we can do is to give the “eye test” (apply Common Sense) ourselves before making any changes 🙂

First, let’s explain it if you’re not familiar:

“Intermittent Fasting” is about going long periods of time and only taking in fluids; no solid foods. I’ve seen spans of fasting range from 14 hours to a full 24 hours! So, for example, you finish dinner (and, ya know, a little dessert) at about 8:00 pm. You have no other solid foodsuntil 12:00 pm the next day.

The idea behind it is a bunch of gobbledy-gook about cells and what they learn to do while fafastosgdkjlm … sorry, dozed off. Listen, this isn’t a science lesson. Go look it up if you geek about that stuff, but, suffice to say that your body starts to do a lot of helpful things when it ain’t been fed in a while.

So, how does this sit with us? Can we go 16 hours (hey, 7-8 of them can be sleeping!) without food?? I think it really depends on your situation. Some of us may have a harder time with it.

No matter your situation, I do encourage you to look into it. There are some interesting perspectives out there about fasting and the pros and cons of it.

So yeah, I hope this has either introduced a new idea or given you a reason to consider some way to improve your diet.

If you’ve tried intermittent fasting or maybe have some results from it, please share 🙂

That’s it!

‘Til Next Time,

– Brandon

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