Intermittent fasting - my approach
I wrote to you a few weeks ago to tell you about how I eat - a moderate keto diet, and why - because it stabilises my weight, gives me loads of energy and has pretty much obliterated my polycystic ovary syndrome.
It's not just about the type of food i'm eating though, it's also about how much and when, and that's where intermittent fasting comes in.
Fasting diets have become really popular recently because they've been researched extensively now and in many cases give really good tangible health results. Herbalists and natural health practitioners have been recommending fasting for years as it's always been understood that when you take away the burden of digestive process and insulin production that goes along with eating, your body can and will focus on healing itself. This is why Cleanses like our Ayurvedic Detox work well, because you are basically giving your digestion a rest by mono-mealing with very easy to digest food, allowing your body to do what it naturally does when it's not constantly in digestion mode - heal.
There are different ways you can bring fasting into your life. At the most extreme some undertake a 5 day fast either with no food or very small amounts of food so low in calorie that you body stays in the fasted state. Some people like the 5-2 diet popularised by Dr Michael Mosley. The most gentle approach is to have an overnight fast of 12 hours, so if you finish eating at 8pm you don't eat again until 8am.