I got curious about the hype. When dr Mosley talked about his research and his own attempts to fast twice a week, I was skeptical at first. I was taught to eat regularly, every 3 or 4 hours, and I have lived by that most of my life. My generation has been told to keep the blood sugar stable, and that made so much sense.
My blood sugar, though, had it`s own opinions! Mine could suddenly drop. Combined with a very low blood pressure, I would shake like a leaf and get dizzy. And, OMG, what a bitch I would become! It is like I had no control over my hormones. None at all! You all know what I mean:)
So much for the theory I had been taught to stick by…so perhaps there was something new to learn that would make sense.
Dr. Mosley argues that our digestive system needs to rest, and when it does, we recover better. Recover was a word that rang well in my ears!
So, a few months a go I tried it. My first day of eating hardly anything (yes, you can eat 500 kcal, but it is not a lot), and drinking lots. It went ok. Of course I got hungry, but the feeling of being hungry does go away. And come back. And go away again. But, something unexpected happened. After I started eating again, my body was beyond exhausted, I could not even get out of bed. I felt so sick. I swore I would never do that to my body again!
And then I had a change of heart – again:) I tried for a shorter time-span, and it worked ok. And only one day a week. I never did this to lose weight, but to see how it would affect my overall health. A few months after, I still have my day a week where fast, and lately I have mostly had just fluids (water, tea, smoothies).
My blood sugar drops are gone!
Well, honestly, I get them every once in a while, but so rarely. That makes living with me so much easier, just ask my hubby:) I am really a nice person -I am:)
Since I seem to have an inflammation in my belly, my belly now loves the days with no hard food.
Today, the smoothie of the day has been with spinach, strawberries, ginger, carrots, and the Green and Red powder.
What are your opinions about this? Not in a perspective of losing weight, really, but in staying healthy.
Is it about time that we scratch some old beliefs now, and start thinking anew?
Or, rather, back to basics. If our biology tells us that we hoard when food is available, what will it do to our bodies when it always is?
Living like we do, does not seem to help our overall health, does it?