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originally posted by: ttobban
a reply to: sassycassie
Diets with stringent barriers to contain become overbearing, so I always endorse the slow and steady route to dieting. Changing practices little by little helps lessen the burdens of expectations, and instead allows for a more broad focus of general overall health and well being slowly learning the healthier choices.
Once I found that intermittent fasting (12 hour stretches with no food) helped heal many aspects, not just one, I have never turned back. It's simple... if the body doesn't go prolonged periods of time having to eat upon its own fat reserves it becomes ever increasingly difficult for the metabolism to shift back and forth between making fuel of fat reserves and fuel from eaten proteins and glucose.
It wasn't the case at first, but I can go up to four days with no food now that I am practiced. I never ever get hungry, and my eating budget has corrected itself to being modest. The act of practicing fasting alone makes me so thankful for each and every meal... making what I end up choosing to eat healthier and more cleanly sourced... which creates a cycle of learning to live cleaner and healthier a closed loop system.
The human body is not meant to have a constant IV of food to fuel from... not grown adult bodies at the least.
Strict diets fail at high rates. Changing practices turns into habits. I keep it very simple, and thank the practice of fasting for never being ill and haven't even taken an aspirin in close to ten years outside of an E.R..