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.

Intermittent Fasting Articles

What Is Autophagy and How Does it Happen in Your Body?

Intermittent fasting and exercise help your cells get rid of damaged components and turn them into things they can use.

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The Right Way to Do OMAD (One Meal a Day)

Martine lost 80 lbs (and kept the weight off) by eating once a day. You can do it too with these tips.

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Can You Drink Coffee While Fasting? This is Your Fasted Body on Coffee

Does coffee break your fast? Everything you ever wanted to know about your body on coffee, and more.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting

Have questions about how to get started with intermittent fasting? We have you covered!

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4 Tips to Combine Intermittent Fasting with a Ketogenic Diet

Hint: Get used to the keto diet first to minimize hunger while fasting.

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‘Fasting Should Make You Feel Better’—Checkpoints For Fasting Safely

An eating disorder expert told us her main concerns with intermittent fasting, and we asked a fasting instructor to address them.

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Not Just Another Corporate Wellness Program: Precision Wellness Actually Works

Phariby Carswell, 45, lost 55 lbs by adopting 5 healthy habits.

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Professional Athletes Who Turned Their Health Around With Intermittent Fasting

They paid attention to when to eat and are now healthier than ever.

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A 24-hour Fast Before the Thanksgiving Feast!

If you have been fasting for at least 18 hours and you want to give a longer fast a try, what better opportunity than Thanksgiving?

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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.