Intermittent Fasting – A Way of Life

How the medical industry is prescribing everyone a dose full of lies

It is assumed that the rise of obesity in the 21st century is due to a stagnant lifestyle, lack of exercise, and advancement in automation technology. But just like weight loss is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise, the above is 80% false and 20% true. The Nobel Prize in Medicine 2016 was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for proving just this. His research explains to us how the medical industry has been feeding us lies by recommending the “eat little and often” system. It is, by the way, one of the main causes of obesity. He reminds us of the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, by making us realize the importance of intermittent fasting. As explained in Ayurveda and now proven scientifically, it improves mental and physical health, reduces weight, and prevents diseases. But what is this intermittent fasting, how does it work, and what are its benefits, let us find out:-

So, what is intermittent fasting?

The basic rule of Intermittent fasting is to eat in restricted time zones, instead of focusing on what to eat it focuses on when to eat. There are mainly 3 types – 

Window eating  – In this, the person is only allowed to eat for a certain duration, this window is usually 3-6 hours. They can choose any time according to their convenience, preferably 3 pm – 6 pm, one can eat how much ever he wants in this stretch. Out of the window, you can only drink fluids and eat nuts and fruits. 

Eat stop eat – In this, a person can have only 1-2 meals a day, the meals can be taken anytime. But nothing can be eaten between the meals. Only water and light food items may be consumed in these intervals.

Full-day fast – In this, one is allowed to eat only 1 meal a day. He may have fluids and raw fruits and vegetables in between. 

How does it work?

Intermittent fasting allows autophagy to take place. Autophagy, discovered in the mid-1950s, is a system of the cell where it recycles its harmful and dysfunctional components. This is a crucial process since it prevents diseases and slows aging. In the early 1990’s Mr.Yoshinori Ohsumi discovered this process only occurs when the body cells are starved.  On the other hand, the ‘eat little often’ system, recommended by (surprisingly) doctors, does not give the body enough time to carry out this function. The modern eating routine is one of the major causes of cancer and obesity, no wonder their rates are skyrocketing these days. Excluding autophagy, Intermittent fasting has many other benefits. Let us take a look at some of them:-

What are its benefits?

Intermittent fasting has many physiological as well as psychological advantages. It is not only beneficial but also essential. These are some of the many advantages of Intermittent fasting. 

  1. Feel more active

Eating repetitively many times makes one feel heavy, lazy, and sleepy. Not eating keeps our mind alert and active, plus our body feels light. Fasting till midday enhances cognition.

  1. Exercise self-control

Our self-control is put to a test when we have to go hungry for hours. Saying no to cravings and snacks also increases our willpower. 

  1. Reduce weight

Fasting helps in weight reduction and boosts metabolism. When the body does not find immediate food, it will turn fat globules into energy. Intermittent fasting also controls food, calorie, and sugar intake.

  1. Strengthen the immune system

Yoshinori Ohsumi also found out how fasting changes our body’s response to infections. Autophagy, which occurs by fasting, degrades invading intracellular bacteria and viruses. It reduces the chance of common cold and cough by over 81%. 

  1. Cleanse the skin

Fasting cleanses the skin by recycling the waste components of the cell.  It is a hassle and toxin-free way of keeping your skin glowing, fresh, and beautiful all time around.

  1. Increase longevity

Many leading scientists have conducted experiments and studies demonstrating fasting’s effect on lifespan. They found out Intermittent fasting has many anti-aging benefits among them prevention of age-related diseases, detoxification, and autophagy. Study shows that IF increases life by a minimum of 5 years.


Conclusion

So, what do you think of intermittent fasting? Are you intrigued to find out more? Are you assured that the ‘eat little often’ system is a huge medical conspiracy?

If convinced, then please give it a try. If you get positive results, then suggest it to not only family and friends but as far and wide as possible. 

All the people who gave intermittent fasting a try said it was life-changing. Are you ready to change yours too?

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