Why Intermittent Fasting Works for Liz Carlile of Motherhood Unstressed
*Please always consult with a medical professional before intermittent fasting.
Intermittent Fasting consists of various meal timing schedules that cycle between voluntary fasting and non-fasting over a given period of time. For example, let’s say you have a meal at 7pm and then you don’t eat until noon the next day, that is considered as intermittent fasting.
During fasting, the healing process of our human body becomes a lot more efficient, and so it repairs damaged cells during this stage. The reason for this is because when you continuously eat meals or snacks throughout the day, your body prioritizes digestion, and spends most of its energy on breaking down your foods into digestible particles. One meal, alone, can take up to 36 hours to fully digest.
In today’s world, when most readily available foods are processed, inorganic, and contain a lot of toxicity, our body possibly works overtime to get rid of all the extra toxins we may have ingested. It puts a lot of strain on our livers and kidneys. This is also possibly why one could feel exhaustion after eating a hefty lunch.
Apart from fasting, our body also needs physical exercise, and the most important kinds are cardio, strength-training, and flexibility. These help with core strength, which is vital at all ages. Having a strong core can make one feel more energized. Depriving your body of physical exercise can lead to heightened anxiety and symptoms of depression.
It is important that you remain consistent because the goal is to take care of yourself consistently.
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