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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting means that you don't eat for a period of time each day or week. The longer you can go without eating the more weight you will lose and the more autophagy that will occur.  When the body is in a prolonged fast it triggers a scavenger process that removes toxic senesent inflammatory cells burning them for energy.  My types of illnesses including, autoimmune disorders, cancer, and arteriosclerosis, are linked to these senescent cells. Some popular approaches to intermittent fasting include:

  • Alternate-day fasting. Eat a normal diet one day and either completely fast or have one small meal (less than 500 calories) the next day.

  • 5:2 fasting. Eat a normal diet five days a week and fast two days a week.

  • Daily time-restricted fasting. Eat normally but only within an eight-hour window each day. For example, skip breakfast but eat lunch around noon and dinner before 8 p.m.

Intermittant Fasting - Botox Oahu

Some studies suggest that alternate-day fasting is about as effective as a typical low-calorie diet for weight loss. That seems reasonable because reducing the number of calories you eat should help you lose weight.

Can intermittent fasting improve your health? Losing weight and being physically active help lower your risk of obesity-related diseases, such as diabetes, sleep apnea and some types of cancer. For these diseases, intermittent fasting seems to be about as beneficial as any other type of diet that reduces overall calories.


Some research suggests that intermittent fasting may be more beneficial than other diets for reducing inflammation and improving conditions associated with inflammation, such as:

  • Alzheimer's disease

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Stroke


It's important to note that intermittent fasting can have unpleasant side effects, but they usually go away within a month. Side effects may include:

  • Hunger

  • Fatigue

  • Insomnia

  • Nausea

  • Headaches


Intermittent fasting is safe for many people, but it's not for everyone. Skipping meals may not be the best way to manage your weight if you're pregnant or breast-feeding. If you have kidney stones, gastroesophageal reflux, diabetes or other medical problems, talk with your doctor before starting intermittent fasting.

The Golden Order of Eating: Veggies, Protein, Carbs - in that Order!

Veggies First

Ever wondered about the ideal sequence for a balanced and satisfying meal? Well, we've got a simple rule to supercharge your nutrition game: Veggies first, Protein next, and Carbs last. 🌽🥩🍚

  1. Start with Veggies: Dive into a colorful array of veggies. Packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber, they lay the foundation for a nutrient-rich meal. Plus, they help control hunger and manage your weight.

  2. Follow up with Protein: Once your veggie game is strong, it's protein time! Whether it's lean meats, tofu, or legumes, protein is crucial for muscle repair and overall satiety. It helps you stay full longer, reducing the temptation to snack on less nutritious options later.

  3. Save Carbs for Last: Hold off on the carbs until you've tackled your veggies and protein. Carbohydrates, while important for energy, can sometimes overshadow the nutritional benefits of other food groups. Opt for whole grains to keep you fueled for longer periods.

  4. Allow Time to Feel Full: Give your body the chance to send those 'I'm full' signals. Eating slowly and mindfully allows you to recognize when you're satisfied, preventing overeating.

  5. Save the Caloric Heavyweights for Last: If you're still hungry after your main course, that's when you bring in the caloric big guns. It could be a small portion of healthy fats or a treat you've been eyeing. This way, you're indulging consciously and within the framework of a balanced meal.


Bonus tip: Avoid Starchy Starters: Skip the bread or starchy appetizers at the beginning of your meal. This helps in controlling blood sugar levels and ensures you're getting the most nutritional bang for your buck.


Incorporating this sequence into your meals not only promotes a well-rounded diet but also helps you make more mindful choices about what you eat. So, veggies first, protein next, and carbs last – let the feast begin!

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