Yesterday, I wrote an email about my prolonged fast (Read here)
I had a lot of questions about skipping breakfast as I'm the (self-proclaimed) Queen of not missing breakfast.
Secondly, who should do a prolonged fast, and who shouldn't?
Firstly, I'm still having breakfast on my prolonged fast 👸.
The fasting protocol I follow mimics a fast. I'm using specific foods and keeping calories very low to trigger the ‘starvation response' in the body.
The starvation response, in the short term (4 days), has been shown to activate our innate self-healing ability, improve immunity & gut function, burn body fat, autophagy (cell clean up & energy production), and trigger stem cells. I go into more detail HERE.
Note: most research with fasting/ intermittent fasting has found that eating breakfast produces better results across all markers. Early dinners are better.
Secondly, who should fast? Those to want to take their health to the next level and reset their body. I think it's a great way to kickstart healing and repair in our bodies. It was part of our evolution up until the last 50 years (around the same time our metabolic health deteriorated).
I'm not doing it to lose weight, but rather, to make sure that my immune, detox, and self-healing systems are given a chance to do their job. To protect my body and clean up any damaged cells that shouldn't be there.
It's part of my plan to stay healthy and youthful for as long as possible and avoid any illnesses or conditions that are related to aging and inflammation.
Who it's NOT for: I don't recommend this for those who are burnt-out or have adrenal fatigue, heart problems, diabetes or hypoglycemia, are pregnant/ breastfeeding or have a history of eating disorders. If you're on life-saving medication that can be affected by fasting also.
Those in Buh-Bye Burnout will follow the semi-fast when it comes to the detox.
In our Peak Revival program, we take it to the next level. We guide clients 1:1 through a prolonged fast as this process needs to be monitored. We also use continuous glucose monitoring to ensure the body is burning body fat for fuel and glucose remains stable. We address fatigue/ burnout prior to commencing a fast.
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we still eat normal during the daytime afta 12hrs fasting?
I’m using specific foods and keeping calories very low to trigger the ‘starvation response’ in the body. So during the daytime when I am going through a fasting period, I am eating fewer, and smaller meals/snacks