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

PCOS facts and myths and how intermittent fasting can help

September is PCOS-awareness month. Learn about the causes and treatment options in this post.

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How yo-yo dieting takes a toll on your health

Large fluctuations in body weight are linked to future weight gain.

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Intermittent fasting: a sustainable road to weight loss, longevity, and mental clarity

A video with Dr. Paul Biondich, director of wellness programs at LifeOmic, and certified Primal Health Coach Marisa Moon about what Intermittent fasting is, why it's good for your health, and why it’s different than every other diet.

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What to Expect on a 5-Day Prolonged Fast

Learn what to expect from a multi-day fast with the LifeOmic team.

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Do you need a health coach? Yes, if you’re looking for accountability

People with strong support networks, which can include health coaches, are more likely to lose weight compared to those who don’t.

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Beat the hunger bully with ‘Life in the fasting lane’

How intermittent fasting and a high-fat, low-carb diet put an end to a 24 year-battle with obesity.

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Find and maintain your fasting rhythm with these tips from Marisa Moon

Learn to navigate the world of fasting for weight loss, whether it's your first fast or your hundredth

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Ghrelin controls both your appetite and motivation to exercise

Hormones regulate the motivational boost you need for your workouts

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This Body’s On Fire: Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss and More

Learn how to harness intermittent fasting for weight loss and other health benefits with this blog post guide.

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The 5 Stages of Intermittent Fasting

From ketosis to autophagy to growth hormone production, learn more about the five stages of intermittent fasting with the LIFE Fasting Tracker!

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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.


your fiber intake for gut health and satiety between meals


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


to your fast-day calorie goals


early in the day


your daily eating window (eat fewer hours per day)


energy-dense meals and snacks, especially at night


added sugars


  • 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.