Dear Annie: Let me tell you my story and add one more answer to the topic of intermittent fasting. I started this year at 183 pounds. After 6 months, a combination of alternate-day fasting and eating and a regular exercise program got my weight down to the low 160s, and now my weight is stable by eating every day. My waist and hips also decreased by 3 centimeters.
Thanks to this regimen, I now want to eat smaller meals, sometimes just once a day, and I no longer binge eat. I also find that my digestion is better and my energy levels are better.
Our cave-dwelling and hunter-gatherer ancestors could not find food every day. Therefore, they automatically practiced intermittent fasting. This is the way we evolved, and it’s a very healthy way to eat.
The researchers also conducted a study to reduce the amount of food given to lab rats. They discovered that eating less made them healthier and learned to navigate mazes better. Apparently, feeding them every day, contrary to their natural lifestyle in the wild of intermittent eating, or intermittent fasting, resulted in “overfeeding” and had negative effects on their health. — I feel better
Dear Feeling Better: As the old expression goes, there are 200 roads to Rome. You find the path that suits you. Thank you for sharing your story. Congratulations on finding a program that will help you achieve your goals.
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