Is Intermittent Fasting Healthy?
In this video we discuss whether the recent hot trend of Intermittment fasting is healthy. Put simply the answer is generally yes, but as always it depends on the context.
First of all, fasting is something humans have been doing for the vast majority of their history. Our current situation where we have constant food availability and abundance is a historical anomaly.
Second, there are all different types of intermittent fasting. Everything from only eating during a 8hr window during the day all the way to a 7-10 fast. Which one is appropriate for you depends on a lot of different factors.
Third, whether you should fast or not depends a lot on who you are and what you’re trying to accomplish. If you’re someone who is chronically stressed, under-slept, over-excercising, and/or with poor nutrition then intermittent fasting probably isn’t for you. On the other hand if all your other health and lifestyle ducks are in a row intermittent fasting might be beneficial.
As always make sure to talk with a qualified healthcare professional before jumping into fasting.
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