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For some, the idea of fasting by eating only one or two meals a day still sounds like an extreme and overly restrictive dieting tactic. But many of us already feel like victims to our daily eating schedule- three meals a day, plus snacks. Eat every few hours, we are told by the experts. This fixed eating schedule has become the norm. But the truth is this is an artificially constructed schedule that does not reflect our bodies’ natural and most optimal eating schedule. In fact, eating three meals a day causes metabolic inflexibility, which can easily lead to inflammation, weight gain, and disease. For millions of years, our bodies have actually functioned best by fasting.
Functional medicine expert Dr. Will Cole gives us the ability to take control of our hunger and makes intermittent fasting intuitive. You’ll get in touch with your instinctive eating patterns, and become healthier and more mindful about how and when you eat. Intermittent fasting fosters metabolic flexibility-and once you’ve reached metabolic flexibility, you can trust your body to function at optimal capacity, whether you’ve eaten six minutes ago or six hours ago.
Dr. Cole illustrates the most effective ways to fast and eat to amplify the health benefits of intermittent fasting, balancing rest and repair with clean, nutrient-dense, delicious foods. Along with sixty to seventy recipes, he also includes a maintenance plan, so you can adapt fasting and feeding windows to work with your lifestyle.
Bio: Dr Will Cole graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences in Los Angeles, California. He has his post doctorate education and training in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition through The Institute for Functional Medicine and Functional Medicine University.
In this episode of Trend Following Radio:
Obesity in the United States Understanding Chronic Metabolic The Concept of Intermittent Fasting Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting Intermittent Fasting Schedules 12:12 Fasting Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Foods The Egg Diet Glamorizing Obesity