The Physiology of Fasting

The simple truth is every body responds to fasting a little differently. Genetics, health, lifestyle…all these things play a part. But for a healthy person embarking on a fasting journey, there’s a general timeline of events—a predictable set of metabolic responses as your fast stretches from hours into days. We’re breaking down that timeline here. […]

Read More

When to Eat

The big debate for decades has mostly been around what we should be eating — vegan vs. high carb, low fat vs. Mediterranean, and so on — but arguably, an equally important question is when should we be eating? Does the time of day we eat have an impact on our health? How about the frequency of meals and […]

Read More

Preparing for a Fast

After reading all about the excellent benefits that fasting provides, you’re finally ready to try it out yourself. You could gobble down all the junk food you anticipate you won’t be eating for your fasting window, but it’s better to prepare your body for optimum success even before you begin fasting. The magic of fasting happens when your body […]

Read More

Breaking your Fast

If you’ve embarked upon one of the many varieties of fasts — where you take in little or no food for a stretch of time — at some point you’ll eventually need to break your fast and begin eating again. […]

Read More

The Fast Food Plan

Maintaining your fasting practice can be challenging at times — social outings that revolve around eating, challenging workplace food environments, and peers who aren’t understanding of your health choices all contribute to a lower success rate in hitting your goals. The good news is that there is emerging research around a plan that can offset […]

Read More

Fast Your Way to Autophagy

By Jordan Rosenfeld Fasting — where you restrict taking in calories for an extended period of time—appears to bring with it some pretty remarkable health benefits. These include weight loss, changes to risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, and longer life. Researchers have been trying to get to the bottom of why fasting is […]

Read More