On average, the worms on the IF cycle outlasted their counterparts on a regular diet by 19 generations (! However, there was one major issue separating me from these incredible benefits. I had to abstain from my beloved food for 16 hours at a time! To put you in context, I’m like the anti-fasting guy. I grabbed the Men’s Health magazine issue next to my bed for a little pre-sleep reading. As I read the MH article, I was moved by the great insight the author provided as he related the day-to-day lifestyle of an “intermittent-faster”, and describe all eloquently all the ways it had improved his life.
) , while still maintaining their youthful physiological traits. I usually eat every 2 hours, and I’ve always been a big believer in the 6-small-meals-a-day concept. The Asian girls in my classes always giggle when they see me peel and eat hard boiled eggs in the middle of a lecture to get my protein fix. I couldn’t help but think the universe was telling me something. I pondered on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s wisdom that “all life is one big experiment.
No, instead they went hunting & gathering, sometimes for days, before finding something good. Mattson tells us, “our ancestors consumed food much less frequently and often had to subsist on one large meal per day, and thus from an evolutionary perspective, human beings were adapted to intermittent feeding rather than to grazing.” Hmm interesting.Could it be that modern society has put the human specie “zoo-like” environment, and our eating patterns have become progressively less optimal? And you haven’t heard the craziest part yet: most people start experiencing these benefits within 2 weeks of starting to fast!And more importantly, what happens if we start eating the way we’re evolutionary programmed to? Oh, and if it weren’t enough, here’s a study that simply blows my mind: In the1930s scientists studied worms on an intermittent fasting cycle, and compared them with a control couple group of worms of similar genetic make up eating normally. And as someone who loves experimenting, often with the goal of optimizing body, mind, and health, it was very alluring. A piece on Intermittent Fasting titled “The World’s Most Effective Diet”. I’m a big believer in the flow of the universe, and that signs are the universe’s way of hinting us the right direction.The Universe Gets Involved- Round 2 The next morning, I decided to do a bit of research about intermittent fasting & training. On this website, I help unleash your full potential, create a life you love, and achieve the dreams that light your heart on fire.The very first article I found, on Fasted Training, absolutely blew my mind. Think about the billion of people out there who do it everyday… If it goes well, try doing it once a week for a month. Mattson tells, “in normal health subjects, moderate fasting — maybe one day a week or cutting back on calories a couple of days a week — will have health benefits for most anybody.” Whether you do it like me and fast from bedtime to night time, or any other way, doesn’t matter too much. And if you’re afraid this might impact your energy levels or concentration levels, consider this: I wrote this entire article in a fasted state. Click below to follow me on Facebook where I post often.