What do you think is the best fasting diet? Well, that is in the eyes of the beholder. There are many different fasting diets available, almost too many to mention. I think it is what works best for you and your lifestyle.
The food and drug administration quite a few years ago recommended that Americans consume 3 balanced meals a day and 2 snacks.
How did that work out, Americans are heavier than ever and diseases are running rampant. Something has to change. But what?
Are you overweight or fighting obesity. Well join the club. Obesity has reached record numbers and is still on the increase. 45-50 million Americans are always on some type of diet or weight loss program and getting fatter.
Why doesn’t anything work?
Years ago when we wandered the world, we ate when we could find food, either by gathering fruit and berries. Hunting for meat and sometimes not eating for a few days.
Today everything is instant, there is a fast food restaurant on every corner and the grocery store down the street is filled with every kind of processed foods imaginable. So it takes tons of willpower not to have it available all the time.
As Americans we have become very complacent about our weight and our health. If we don’t feel well we go to the nearest pharmacy or doctor and get a prescription to fix all our aches and pains.
When in truth many of our sicknesses could be fixed by losing weight and eating the proper diet. Unfortunately we are all looking for the quick fix. Our diets consist of fast foods, fried foods and sugar-laden desserts and numerous processed foods.
There is a better solution. Thanks to world wide communication and the internet, better alternatives are available and known now.
Fasting diets, detox diets, intermittent fasting diets to name a few are available at our fingertips. It still take a certain amount of determination and will power, but weight loss and improved health is possible, if you want it.
1 popular diet is the 5:2 diet, which simply means you eat normally for 5 days and limit your calories to 500-600 calories on 2 days a week. Also referred to as the Fast Diet created by British Dr. Michael Mosley.
Eat once a day
Another popular fasting diet is the Intermittent Fasting Diet. On this diet you eat for a set time frame. The rule of thumb is after your evening meal, no more eating until your next evening meal. This a little difficult to get accustomed to, but you will be surprised how quickly you will adapt. No more breakfasts. Just think of the time you save getting ready for work in the morning!
You will have to develop will-power to make this work, but after a few days you will see a noticeably change in your ability to not be tempted to overeat or eat the wrong foods.
Water, Water, Everywhere
Water fasting is just what it says. Water, just water. No food at all. Water fasting has been done for hundreds of years.
Many different “rules” have been linked to water fasting. Just a little water, lots of water, everyone has a different idea of what is the best way to water fast. I think drink water when you are thirsty and you will be fine. Just remember to check with your healthy care provider before embarking on this or any change in your eating habits.
It’s like anything, practice makes perfect. You have to want this enough to sacrifice eating all that junk food. Your body will thank you for it and in a little while (depending on how much weight you have to lose) you will be so proud of yourself. Plus you will feel so much better , that you will not want to fill your body with all that junk food.
Also any weight loss will be beneficial to your health. Many of your health problems will improve and your sense of well-being will be greater.
Thank-you for visiting this site and if I can answer any questions, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks, Deanna