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Intermittent Fasting Becoming Mainstream Health Recommendation

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 In ‘The 8-Hour Diet,’ best-selling authors David Zinczenko and Peter Moore argue that people can lose weight (and combat our 24-hour eating culture) by only consuming food during a set 8-hour time period.”

This is another version of intermittent fasting, in which you simply restrict your daily eating to a specific window of time. Zinczenko and Moore recommend an eight hour window, which is doable and convenient for most people, but you can restrict it even further — down to six, four, or even two hours, if you want, but you can still reap many of these rewards by limiting your eating to a window of about 8 hours. This means eating only between the hours of 11am until 7pm, as an example. Essentially, this equates to simply skipping breakfast, and making lunch your first meal of the day instead.

Remember, you’re NOT supposed to starve yourself. You’re not even required to restrict the amount of food you eat when on this type of daily scheduled eating plan, just chose healthy foods and be careful to minimize carbs and replace them with HEALTHY fats, like coconut oil, olive oil, olives, butter, eggs, avocados, and nuts. It typically takes several weeks to shift to fat burning mode, but once you do, your cravings for unhealthy foods and carbs seems to disappear as you’re now actually able to burn your stored fat and not have to rely on new carbs for fuel.

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http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2013/01/18/intermittent-fasting-approach.aspx?e_cid=1stBestOfNL_art_1

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Author: The VillageGreenShop

The VillageGreenShop is a low carbon food social enterprise that champions local and organically grown fruits, veggies and herbs including stringently selected grass-fed and free-range meat, cheese and dairy products sourced directly from indigenous community supported farms and farmers co-op. We, at The VillageGreen Shop, sell only what we eat according to our strict criteria of NO PESTICIDES, FUNGICIDE, NO GMO, and NO HORMONE and ANTIBIOTICS.

4 thoughts on “Intermittent Fasting Becoming Mainstream Health Recommendation

  1. Hey there,
    thanks for the good summary!
    I myself have adapted the 8 hour diet for quite some time now, but always had problems tracking the hours I was allowed to feast and fast.

    Luckily, I know how to create iPhone Apps – so I built an App just for that: Tracking your 8 and 16 hour phases.

    It’s for free and really easy to use so I would like to share it with you guys. You can find it by searching for “8 16 hours” in the App Store or go to http://816hoursapp.jimdo.com

    I’m looking forward to your feedback – if you like it please spread the word!

    Cheers
    Chris

  2. Hi Chris,

    Many thanks indeed for letting us know and for sharing with us and our community your free App! Will check that out and will surely get the word out!

    Thanks again!

    Cheers!
    TheVillageGreenTeam

  3. Thanks a lot guys! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts, feedback and feature ideas!

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