Why Intermittent Fasting Works for Liz Carlile of Motherhood Unstressed
*Please consult with a professional before intermittent fasting.
Intermittent Fasting consists of various meal timing schedules that cycle between voluntary fasting and non-fasting over a given period. For example, let’s say you have a meal at 7pm and then you don’t eat until noon the next day, that is intermittent fasting.
During fasting, the healing process becomes a lot more efficient, and so the body repairs and 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. One meal, alone, can take up to 36 hours to fully digest.
In today’s world, all of our foods are processed, inorganic, and contain a lot of toxicity. Due to this, our body may also work in overtime to get rid of all the extra toxins we have ingested. It puts a lot of strain on our livers and kidneys. This is also why some people feel so lethargic after eating a hefty lunch.
Along with fasting, our body also needs physical exercise, and the most important kinds are cardio, strength-training, and flexibility. These are the most important because they help with core strength, which is vital no matter what age you are. Having a strong core can make you feel more youthful and able-bodied. Depriving your body of physical exercise can lead to heightened and anxiety and symptoms of depression.
It is important that you remain consistent because the goal is to take care of yourself consistently.