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Unlocking Health: Embrace Intermittent Fasting & Autophagy! 

 

Ever wondered how a simple tweak in your eating pattern could bring about a world of benefits? Intermittent fasting (IF) and autophagy might just be the key to unlocking a healthier, more energised version of yourself! 

I've been doing this myself on and off over the years, but since mid November (excluding Xmas Day breakfast!) I have been strict with it and my mental health and clarity is the best it's been in a long time.  It has really switched my “why” about nutrition, satisfaction, body positivity and fitness.

Everything I do these days is mainly to do with improving my mental fitness. As I've hit perimenopause my mental stability is crucial.

So, chhanging up the why has had a massive impact on my focus and determination.

I want to tell you about Intermittent Fasting.

You'll need to say goodbye to the conventional 3-meals-a-day routine! Intermittent fasting allows your body to take a break from constant digestion, promoting metabolic flexibility and burning stored fat for energy. Whether you opt for the 16/8 method or the 5:2 approach, IF encourages weight loss, enhances insulin sensitivity, and even boosts brain health!

Autophagy: Literally a Cellular Cleanse!

Ever heard of cellular "spring cleaning"? Autophagy, our body's built-in recycling system, kicks in during fasting periods. It clears out damaged cells and cellular debris, paving the way for new, healthy cell regeneration. This process not only supports a robust immune system but may also play a role in longevity. 

 

Benefits Beyond the Scale:

1️⃣ Improved Cognitive Function: Fasting has been linked to increased brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), promoting better cognitive function and potentially reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases. 

2️⃣ Enhanced Energy Levels: I have way more energy! With IF, your body becomes more efficient in utilising energy stores, providing sustained energy throughout the day.

3️⃣ Balanced Blood Sugar: IF helps regulate blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and improving overall insulin sensitivity. I have zero sugar cravings these days.

How I do it.

1. Choose Your Window: Start with a realistic eating window that suits your lifestyle. I only eat between 12pm and 7pm.

2. Prioritise Nutrient-Dense Foods: Make the most of your eating window by fueling your body with wholesome, nutrient-rich foods. Eat the Rainbow!

3. Stay Hydrated: Water is your fasting friend! Hydration is key to support your body through fasting periods.

 

Ready to Transform?

Remember, always consult with a healthcare professional before embarking on any significant dietary changes. Intermittent fasting and autophagy might just be the transformative journey your body needs for optimal health and vitality!  #IntermittentFasting #autophagyjourney #HealthRevolution 

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