BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO INTERMITTENT FASTING | The Complete Guide to Fasting


Hi guys my name is Christina. I’m a
nutritional health coach and a nutritional therapist and I upload
delicious recipes, nutritional lifestyle tips every week. If these are topics that
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new video goes live. In this video I’m going to share something that you have
been asking for quite a long time which is sharing my thoughts as well as some
scientific facts about intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is really popular
in these days because of the light shone on its benefits by the scientific community.
So, let’s have a look at some of those benefits. First of all people that go on intermittent fasting have seen that they lose weight much easier and
also can maintain their weight in a much easier way.
There’s also reduction in insulin resistance which means that your risk of
developing type 2 diabetes decreases. That’s good! And also there is a
reduction of inflammation because the body initiates cell wall repair process,
removing wastage from the cells. Also some research on mice have also shown
that it protects, it can be protective for cancer related diseases
but obviously they studies haven’t been done on humans so just take this, I
guess a pinch of salt. It also increases the growth of new
neurons and as a result it’s being protective of brain related diseases
such as Alzheimer’s disease and last but not least, it adds years to your life.
Intermittent fasting refers actually to the cycle of eating and not eating, doesn’t so much focus on what you need to eat within that cycle of eating but
as much as on how many hours you stay in a fasted state.
There are three ways that are very popular with intermediate fasting one of
them is the 16/8 rule where you fast for 16 hours and you eat within a window
over eight hours. Then there is another type of fasting which is the 5:2 diet if
you have heard it, where you eat anything you want for five days and you fast for
two days, you eat something well would you eat something but it’s
within the 500 calorie limit and then the last type of fasting is Eat-Stop-Eat which basically you eat for five days of the week and you fast on
two days of the week so you don’t eat anything for 24 hours for example if you
eat your dinner at 7 p.m. you don’t eat anything until the next day at 7 p.m.
Now I don’t advertise any of those I think if you want to try intermediate fasting you can do that and you can experiment with which way is
best for you but also intermittent fasting can be done very easily by
fasting for 12 hours which i think is much easier so when I usually work with
clients this is what I recommend making sure that you stay at least fasted for
12 hours so for example if you dinner at 8 p.m. your breakfast , the earliest
against time you can eat breakfast is at 8 a.m.
So you leave 12 hours so that way it’s still you still benefit from
intermediate fasting because some people might feel that it’s a little bit of a
stress to their body and we don’t want to do that so if you feel stressed
thinking about it intermediate fasting then just skip it all together because
stress causes other health issues and we don’t want, but do challenge
yourself a little bit so you can start with 12 hours which is highly
recommended and if you see that she can stay fasted for longer you can
experiment with that too but take it as an experiment and not so much something
that you need to do in my life for example right now most of the time I do
14 hours of fast and only this week I’m experimenting with 16/8 rule and just and
this is just for research purposes but most of the time 14 hours is perfect for
me this is what I’ve seen work for me great! so you can find what works for
you. and you let me in the comment section if you do some type of
intermediate fasting and how does that work for you.
it would mean the world for me. and if you like this video then do you show
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happiness for life where we share our knowledge which has worked for us what
happened it’s a great community is a community that supports and it took me
into that you can also use for accountability and I also will provide
you a link for my free ebook called what makes us healthy and happy which you can
grab your copy and give it a read just to understand what
what are those things that make us live for a long life and also what it makes
us happy at the same time and I will see you in the next episode. bye guys

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Reader Comments

  1. Sax Station

    Thanks for sharing Christina. I started intermittent fasting earlier this year. Seems like it makes me feel better and I need less sleep. Used to eat late at night more often than I should have, was up playing shows sometimes. Still do once in a while, but less.

  2. Wild Woman Enchanted

    interesting… maybe that's why sometimes, I just don't eat … I feel better… this feels validating to me. thanks… I never called it this… but I think I am doing this without it having a name. You're good for me 🙂 ~Elizabeth 🙂

  3. RVersity

    I've been thinking about doing a fast. 🤔 This is a great idea to refresh. So many great reasons to do it. Thanks for all the great tips Christina!

  4. Chantmagick

    I have been very curious about this. The reduction in inflammation is very appealing. This was very helpful. I didn't know about the different options. I like the idea that one could start with 12 hours and then experiment from there.

  5. Elizabeth Lucy

    thank you so much for this! – I really found this so helpful. I try the flexible 16 hour fast. 12 hours is a good start though! thank you so much, loved this…. new subscriber here!! 🙂

  6. Adriana Girdler

    Love your point about doing whichever one is the least stressful for you, because you're right that stress can cause other health issues and that may be counterproductive. I've heard about intermittent fasting quite a bit lately but didn't know all of this information. Thanks for sharing, cheers!

  7. Katarina H.

    I have heard about intermittent fasting before. Your video is great at explaining it. I am not sure if I could use this approach though.

  8. weirdmanu

    Hi. I wanna start with 16:8. But in this period I sleep all day and stay awake during the night and i eat during the night. I know that I have to change my life stile. Have you any suggestions for me? Thanks

  9. Yoga with Christina Joy

    awesome guide Christina! <3 thanks for sharing! I intermittent fast whenever I am not hungry in the morning (which happens about 5 times per week)

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