Bone Broth and Weight Loss
Bone Broth and Intermittent fasting
Fasting is hardly new. In your ancestors’ time when food was scarce and hunters often returned empty-handed (we’re talking thousands of years ago!), people frequently went for days without eating. Over time, your body learned to use this “down time” for resting, cleansing, and renewal. Typical fasting is hard for many people, but intermittent fasting, where you replace meals with up to six cups of bone broth, gives you the benefits of fasting without the hunger and cravings that make regular fasting so difficult. Intermittent fasting is not a traditional diet. It’s a sustainable lifestyle change. Intermittent fasting is flexible and can be adjusted to YOU. You can intermittent fast for different lengths:
- Sometimes intermittent fasting will limit eating to certain hourly windows each day. For example, the Warrior Diet lets you only eat within a 4-hour window each day (like 4-8 pm). Another popular intermittent fasting window is 16:8, which means you fast for 16 hours and eat your daily meals during an 8-hour window (like 11:00 am to 7:00 pm)
- Other times, intermittent fasting last all day and you restrict your daily caloric intake to 500 calories. In my Bone Broth Diet, I recommend intermittent fasting twice a week where you sip on bone broth throughout the day.
- Reducing symptoms of autoimmune disease. Fasting appears to kill autoimmune T cells and regenerate healthy new cells.
- Lowering your risk of developing metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease. Periodic fasting leads to loss of belly fat, improvements in blood sugar, reduced inflammation, lower blood pressure, and a lower resting heart rate.
- Improving the efficacy of cancer treatments. Animal studies show that periodic fasting can help reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and make this treatment more effective by weakening cancer cells.
- Reducing asthma attacks. Studies show that intermittent fasting appears to prevent asthma exacerbations.