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Choosing the Right Carbs to Lose Weight

One of the main problems with a high-carbohydrate diet is that it triggers the production of too much insulin, which leads to fat storage and diabetes. By cutting back on the sugar in your diet and by [more…]

What You Can Drink While Fasting

As a general rule, when fasting, you’re only able to indulge noncaloric beverages. To fast, after all, means to abstain. This means that, for the most part, food is something that needs to be set aside [more…]

What You Shouldn’t Drink While Fasting

Anything with calories in it is off limits, because it will break your fast. This includes all soda and juices. The only exception to this rule is if you’re following a controlled fast, such as in the [more…]

The Basic Tenets of Fasting Practices

By definition, fasting is the abstinence from eating. As a practice, cultures in all parts of the world have observed some form of fasting. In fact, you can fast in differing ways, and here are four of [more…]

Understanding the Glycemic Index

The glycemic index (GI) is an indicator of how quickly your body’s blood sugar will rise after eating a particular food. No matter what you eat, your blood sugar will temporarily increase as your pancreas [more…]

Fast Diets For Dummies Cheat Sheet

People have been fasting (in other words, not eating for a while) for as long as recorded history looks back to prevent disease and strengthen the body. Fasting is also a safe way to lose weight. Get a [more…]

Tips and Tricks to Boost Energy While Fasting

You may feel like eating food is the best way to give yourself a shot of energy during the middle of the day. However, when you’re fasting, food isn’t an option. If you trouble keeping energy level high [more…]

Cooking Some Bonus Fasting Calorie-Restricted Recipes

The following include some calorie-controlled recipes if you’re following the 5:2 Diet, which limits the amount of calories you can consume in one day, or the Warrior Diet, which allows you to overeat [more…]

Using Medium-Chain Triglycerides during Your Fast

Medium-chain triglycerides, unlike most other forms of fat, are quickly digested and utilized. Nutritionists often tout them as “the fat that helps you burn fat.” Medium-chain triglycerides provide numerous [more…]

10 Sneaky Ways to Enhance Your Fast

You can take your fasting to the next level by following these ten sneaky, little tricks to boost the effects of fasting so that you burn more fat, increase productivity, and stave off hunger. They don’t [more…]

9 Ways to Stave Off Hunger When Fasting

Hunger doesn't make fasting difficult. Your reaction to the hunger does. If at the first sign of hunger you seek out food, you need to ask yourself an important question: Do you control your hunger, or [more…]

10 Ways to Stay Motivated When Fasting

Fasting has many, many benefits. But sometimes even knowing all the benefits of a healthy lifestyle doesn't mean that you'll be able to stay motivated all the time to adhere to that lifestyle. Following [more…]

10 Ways to Feel Energized When You're Fasting

If you're new to fasting, you may feel that eating is one of the best ways to give yourself an energy boost. However, eating often makes people feel a lack of energy because your body releases an influx [more…]

Why So Many Americans Are Obese

Realizing what causes obesity — and what keeps people from reaching their weight goals — is simple. It's all about the complete and total overabundance [more…]

Burning Calories Becomes Easier with Fasting

Fasting is at root all about creating a calorie deficit. And fasting makes it easy. Fasting takes large chunks out of your weekly calorie intake. And it does so fairly painlessly too. [more…]

Who Should and Shouldn't Fast

Fasting has been known to help alleviate and reverse many chronic health conditions, such as inflammation, Type-2 diabetes, and hypertension. However, fasting may not be right for everybody right away. [more…]

Burn More Body Fat by Fasting

When you take a break from eating, your body burns more fat. So yes, not eating — perhaps the most classically employed method of weight loss — in almost all cases, is still the safest and soundest option [more…]

Make Muscle Gain Easier with Fasting

Fasting along with exercise during your fasting state can also help your body put on muscle. The human body has a special protein called mammalian target of rapamycin [more…]

Improve Brain Function and Productivity with Fasting

The research is clear: Fasting helps to ward off the odds of neurodegenerative diseases. In fact, even if you have no interest in losing weight or gaining muscle, the positive benefits of fasting on the [more…]

Extend Your Life Expectancy by Fasting

Fasting has shown to increase cellular stress response, which is impaired with age. Aging is cellular degradation; it's quite simply a loss of function. [more…]

Ward Off Disease by Fasting

Fasting may not only help you live longer, but be healthier as well. It's very difficult to live long if you're relatively unhealthy, so fasting also makes sense to ward off illness. As a matter of fact [more…]

Increase Your Energy by Fasting

Fasting actually works to increase your energy in a similar way that exercise does. The body responds to stress via the release of adrenaline, a person's natural [more…]

Amplify the Effects of Exercise by Fasting

The combination of fasting and exercise triggers an amazing rejuvenation and detoxification process, far beyond what exercise and fasting offer by themselves. In other words, fasting and exercise, when [more…]

3 Common Fasting Myths Debunked

Whatever information you've heard or been told that says fasting is bad for you is either wholly unsupported or very plainly wrong. Following are three myths broken down so you can fast with peace of mind [more…]

The Glycemic Index and Fasting

The best approach to eating is a low-glycemic diet, and one that is centered on wholesome, nutritious foods. A low-glycemic diet is any diet aimed at controlling blood sugar. Even though fasting may reduce [more…]

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