I fast 18 hours every day. I eat only between noon and six pm. At least that is my daily plan. Most of the time I am successful. I also incorporate restricted calories and balanced nutrition into the one or two meals a day that I eat.
What does fasting do (health-wise), if you do it every day? One of the causes of aging is the decrease in the amount of human growth hormone (HGH) that your body makes as you age. In our early life, we make lots and lots of it. It controls and regulates every function in our bodies. As HGH starts to wane, we see age-related diseases begin to take over.
There are ways to increase HGH. One of them is fasting. The longer the fast, the more HGH your body makes on a daily basis. Fasting for twelve hours increases HGH production by ten times. Fasting for twenty-four hours increases it by twenty times. Eating every few hours during the day does nothing to increase HGH. Fasting is good for so many aspects of health, but the one that I like the best is the new production of HGH. It’s such a simple thing to do to get maximum results for the investment.
Why do we eat in the morning when we awaken? Are we really hungry? Most of the time we are thirsty and not actually hungry. Drink a large glass of water and see when you are hungry/thirsty again. It might surprise you.
We hear health gurus tell us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eastern philosophy tells us that breakfast is not important, eat it you want. However, lunch is the most important meal of the day. It gives you the rest of the day to digest the food properly. Eat a small meal at least three or four hours before going to bed to ensure a good night’s sleep.
If you want to be healthy, optimize your body’s production of HGH. The easiest way is to fast – drinking water and not eating food. I drink unsweet iced tea and a glass of water with lemon and/or lime when I am fasting.