Fasting 101

Podcast: Fasting 101

Podcast: Fasting 101


In this week’s episode, I tackle common questions I get when it comes to fasting.

Who is it for and who isn’t it for?

How do you do it? ​​​​​​​

What is intermittent fasting?​​​​​​​

I talk about this and more around self-experimentation and practicing the practice of fasting that our bodies as humans were designed for. ​​​​​​​

Find it hard to fast even 12 hours overnight?​​​​​​​

It might mean something about your blood sugar and I give recommendations that might remedy this for you. ​​​​​​​

Fasting (periods of time not eating) changes the way you view food and instead of constant food rules around what to eat, this switches the focus to WHEN to eat and this can make all the difference when it comes to energy and sustainability. ​​​​​​​

Intermittent fasting has so many health benefits that range from improving energy, body composition, longevity, insulin sensitivity, cell repair (autophagy), fat loss, muscle gain and so much more. Intermittent fasting means there is a window of time known as the “feeding window” and there is a period of no eating, which is the “fasting window.” ​​​​​​​

Please join me in the FitMama Facebook Group, where I will be chatting more about the concepts of fasting in more detail.​​​​​​​

I encourage you to Google and learn more about intermittent fasting and do some self-experimentation if that feels good for you. ​​​​​​​

Some of the best resources I have found most recently on fasting are from Dr. Jason Fung, Bulletproof, and Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast.  ​​​​​​​

*Note: do not fast if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Hugs,
Love Jen


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