NPR.com: Retune the Body with a Partial Fast

NPR.com: Retune the Body with a Partial Fast

Neufeld says most adults need about 2,000 calories a day. Those calories make energy, or glycogen. Neufeld says it doesn’t hurt — it might even help the body — to fast or stop eating for short periods of time, say 24 hours once a week, as long as you drink water.

Partial fasting may even extend lifespan because eating less sends a message to the cells of the body that they should conserve and use energy more efficiently.

I think it’s interesting to think about the frequency and timing of when we eat.  Do we really need to eat three times a day or is it something that we’ve trained our bodies to expect?

I might try fasting a day, but it’s one of those things that’s hard to get motivated to do.  I like most people enjoy eat food.

Thanks to Susana for sending me this link.

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