- Intermittent fasting is a very popular diet tool that can be used in the treatment of various different ailments. The idea behind intermittent fasting is to teach the body to assimilate nutrients more efficiently without limiting your daily food intake.
- A common misconception about intermittent fasting is that it involves skipping meals, such as breakfast or lunch. This is not actually the case. When you skip meals, this causes the body to go into a somewhat starvation mode, and can actually make it more difficult to assimilate nutrients and burn calories properly. The goal in IT is to actually limit full daily caloric intake within a smaller window of time.
- The most common schedule I recommend to my patients is the 16:8 schedule, involving consuming whole meals within an 8 hour window, between the hours of 10AM and 6PM, and fasting outside that window of time.
- Intermitting fasting is an affective tool that can be used as an additional tool in the treatments for many conditions, such as diabetes/prediabetes.
- Ask your Keystone doc if this could be a good incorporation into your treatment plan.
Intermittent fasting is a popular diet method that can be an effective addition to various treatment plans. The body is designed to constantly assimilate and absorb nutrients for fuel. Sometimes when the body gets too much of a specific nutrient, or if metabolic issues develop, that body has a harder time getting fuel into its cells. Intermittent fasting is a method of fasting that allows the body to learn to become for efficient in assimilating nutrients without depriving it of necessary daily caloric intake.
A common misconception of Intermittent fasting is it involves skipping meals to lose weight. This is actually counter intuitive, as it can cause nutrient deprivation, and lead to symptoms of low blood sugar. The goal of intermittent fasting is to consume all necessary calories within a smaller window of time. This allows the body to still get the proper amount of fuel it needs to function without depriving it of calories. There are several different schedules available for intermittent fasting, such as 16:8 hour schedule, the 24 hour schedule, or the 36 hour schedule. It is important that you maintain adequate hydration during and outside meal fasting time. Talk to your doctor about the most effective Intermittent fasting schedule for you.
Dr. Meagan Moore
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