One of the positive developments in this chaotic world that has caught my eye is the new diet trend called “intermittent fasting.” I find it really interesting because it is simple, and it really seems to work to help people lose weight and become healthier.
When writing for “the gentle restart” I am always looking at things that can benefit humans, or humanity as a whole. In the first world the rise of obesity is obviously a significant problem, and intermittent fasting may be a simple and effective solution to solve this problem.
What is “intermittent fasting?”
This is a diet, whereby you don’t count calories or are restricted in the types of food you eat, but are only restricted in the time that you are allowed to eat. Most often this is done with a daily schedule of having a certain “fasting period” and a certain “eating period.”
For example, many people follow the “eight hour diet”, and eat only eight hours a day. You can choose to eat from 12 to 8 in the evening, and all the other hours you only consume beverages which don’t contain calories, like unsweetened coffee or thee, or water or light drinks.
There are also people who eat ten hours a day, or only four, and in extreme case, the OMAD method, whereby you only eat One Meal A Day, for example in a one hour time frame. Experiment and find out what works for you. Always consult a doctor before trying things like these.
Some benefits of doing intermittent fasting on a personal level are weight loss, better health, and higher levels of energy. I have experimented with it myself and found out that the fasting part of the diet really helped to clean out my system.
Benefits on a global scale are obviously, that when people in the first world eat less and become more healthy, there is more food left for people in the third world to eat. And those healthier people in the first world will be far less dependent on Big Pharma for staying healthy.
I believe that intermittent fasting is an interesting method which deserves our attention. Try it, you may like it! First consult your doctor and then check out this website about intermittent fasting. Good health to you!