Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where one focuses on when to eat rather than what to eat, a process also known as time restricted eating (TRE).
There are many different types of intermittent fasting methods, so one needs to experiment a little in order to find the most suitable one that will be sustainable with your lifestyle.
Numerous studies show that intermittent fasting is a powerful tool to enhance and help restore our health on many levels.
When we don’t eat for a while, numerous bodily processes and positive changes take place, such as hormonal/body chemistry regulation, significant reduction in insulin levels, becoming fat adaptable (using fat as energy), cellular repair and cellular detoxification (autophagy), as well as beneficial changes in several genes and molecules related to longevity and protection against disease.
Intermittent fasting also helps to boost our metabolic rate, enhances the body’s resistance to oxidative stress, and fights inflammation – a key culprit of aches and pains as well as many common diseases.
In the book THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FASTING, Jason Fung MD, and Jimmy Moore shine the light on the topic in great detail and motivate the reader to embrace this new and scientific approach to heal and regulate our body's functions through the fasting lifestyle and appropriate nutrition.