I have been doing Intermittent Fasting for over 3 years and probably will for the rest of my life.
Many many benefits.
I still can have and do have my cheat days and I recommend those days.
I eat once a day around noon and don’t usually eat until the next day at the same time.
I adjusted in 3 days no problem.
Yeah, but were those Essenes living in mountain caves fasting in order to combat their cellulite?
Were the medieval monks fasting in order to get rid of their love-handles?
Read the whole article. Meh. The only thing that it underscores for me is that current society is so oblivious to the idea that the new “fad” is old stuff. The current wokesters are just discovering stuff well known 50 years ago. Reminds me of the hippies who “discovered” fashion from the 1890’s....beards...mustaches...longer hair..spatz..3 piece suits..mens headgear..and whole unprocessed foods...oooh..so groovy.
People fasted all the time in days of yore. Some for religious reasons and some had little choice.
Average lifespan: 40-45.
It’s modeled after the 6 days of work, 1 day of no work schedule per the 4th Commandment and the first week of creation from Genesis.
I’ve read how the stomach and the rest of our digestive system benefits and likes a day off as much as we do.
The weekly goal is to quit eating at sundown on Thursday and then not eat again until sundown on Friday.
I try to get supper in before the sun goes down and then “go hungry” until supper on Friday.
Not that big of a challenge, right? I mean really, how tough could that be? Well, it’s harder than I thought.
It’s an interesting experience each Friday, both before and after those inner voices and hungers start complaining about it.
I drink a lot of water, but sometimes those inner hungers and their complaints are hard to ignore … those voices get so ultra-insistent, you know?
I have caved … 3 weeks ago, those inner voices won and I had my normal breakfast. I lost the inner challenge.
The next week, I asked Jesus for some help and, what do you know, I didn’t have a problem. Wasn’t all that hungry at supper, either, even though I put in a lot of physical work that day.
So, I asked for help again this week and had the same experience … even dropped a couple of pounds on the scale this morning, too. Well, how about that … thankya, Jesus!