National Fasting February

National Fasting February reminds us that our metabolic health underlies many of the diseases we associate with aging, from diabetes to cancer to Alzheimer's disease. Improve your metabolic health by fasting for at least 12 hours on a regular basis this month.

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National Fasting February reminds us that our metabolic health underlies many of the diseases we associate with aging, from diabetes to cancer to Alzheimer's disease. Improve your metabolic health by fasting for at least 12 hours on a regular basis this month.

What Fasting Style Is Right For You?

What fasting style is right for you? We help you figure that out in this blog post!

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Fasting Every Other Day Could Protect You From Disease – A Study

A new study shows that alternate day fasting improves markers of aging in healthy people.

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It’s Time to Recycle… Your Cells. Daily Fasting Activates Autophagy.

A new study suggests that you can fast your way to autophagy, or cellular recycling, with daily overnight fasting.

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Your Questions about Coffee and Fasting Answered!

We have answered a dozen of the most common questions we get about coffee and fasting in this LIFEApps Coffee AMA recap!

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This Is Your Fasted Body on Coffee

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Coffee, Intermittent Fasting and Autophagy

Coffee can boost the cellular recycling processes that take place during fasting.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting

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10 Tips for Healthy and Safe Ramadan Fasting

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Fast to Accelerate Weight Loss

Along with a healthy diet and exercise, intermittent fasting can help you move the scale in 2020. You’ll typically lose as much weight practicing intermittent fasting as with a continuous calorie restriction diet that limits your energy intake to 80% of your daily needs. But healthier food choices and greater calorie restriction in conjunction with any IF schedule can help you accelerate weight loss.

Increase

your fiber intake for gut health and satiety between meals

Increase

your lean protein intake if needed to improve satiety and muscle mass

Stick

to your fast-day calorie goals

Eat

early in the day

Shorten

your daily eating window (eat fewer hours per day)

Avoid

energy-dense meals and snacks, especially at night

Eliminate

added sugars

References:

  • Johnson, James B., et al. "Alternate day calorie restriction improves clinical findings and reduces markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in overweight adults with moderate asthma." Free Radical Biology and Medicine 42.5 (2007): 665-674.
  • Kroeger, Cynthia M., et al. "Eating behavior traits of successful weight losers during 12 months of alternate-day fasting: an exploratory analysis of a randomized controlled trial." Nutrition and health 24.1 (2018): 5-10.
  • Mattson, Mark P., et al. "Intermittent metabolic switching, neuroplasticity and brain health." Nature Reviews Neuroscience 19.2 (2018): 63
  • Mattson, Mark P., Valter D. Longo, and Michelle Harvie. "Impact of intermittent fasting on health and disease processes." Ageing research reviews 39 (2017): 46-58.
  • Rothschild, Jeff, et al. "Time‐restricted feeding and risk of metabolic disease: a review of human and animal studies." Nutrition reviews 72.5 (2014): 308-318.
  • Varady, K. A. (2011). Intermittent versus daily calorie restriction: which diet regimen is more effective for weight loss?. Obesity reviews, 12(7), e593-e601.