What….no fruit loops?
No frosted flakes?
No scrambled eggs?
NO BACON???? (First of all, you knowwww you shouldn’t be eating bacon)!
Nope. It all has to go! Sorry. But if you want results, something’s gotta give (well….at least for one day).
Intermittent fasting is something I love. I mean deeply love. It’s almost Valentine’s Day and if I could, I would wine and dine the shit out of some intermittent fasting. It is truly dear to me. Why? Because there are few things on this wonderful round earth that can give you so many health benefits (well, there are goji berries but we all know how hard those little red shriveled nuggets of miracle are to get a hold of. Just ask my Amazon account).
So…if you aren’t washing down goji berries with green juice daily, you might want to get on the intermittent fasting train. And here’s why.
Intermittent Fasting Changes The Function of Cells, Genes and Hormones – Blood levels of insulin drop significantly which facilitates fat burning and human growth hormone levels increase by as much as 5-fold which can facilitate fat burning and muscle gain.
Intermittent Fasting Can Help You Lose Weight and Belly Fat – Short-term fasting increases your metabolic rate by 3.6-14%, helping you burn even more calories. And by either skipping a meal or by incorporating a juice fast, you are also consuming less calories which means you burn more fat and lose some weight.
Intermittent Fasting Can Reduce Insulin Resistance, Lowering Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Intermittent Fasting Can Reduce Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in The Body – Several studies show that intermittent fasting may enhance the body’s resistance to oxidative stress which means it is better able to rid itself of free radicals which can lead to aging and chronic illness.
Intermittent Fasting May be Beneficial For Heart Health – Intermittent fasting has been shown to improve numerous different risk factors, including blood pressure, total and LDL cholesterol, blood triglycerides, inflammatory markers and blood sugar levels.
Intermittent Fasting Induces Various Cellular Repair Processes – When we fast, the cells in the body initiate a cellular “waste removal” process called autophagy. This involves the cells breaking down and metabolizing broken and dysfunctional proteins that build up inside cells over time. Increased autophagy may provide protection against several diseases, including cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Intermittent Fasting is Good For Your Brain – Intermittent fasting improves various metabolic features known to be important for brain health. This includes reduced oxidative stress, reduced inflammation and a reduction in blood sugar levels and insulin resistance. Several studies in rats have shown that intermittent fasting may increase the growth of new nerve cells, which should have benefits for brain function.
Intermittent Fasting May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease (and no one wants to get Alzheimer’s)
Intermittent Fasting May Extend Your Lifespan, Helping You Live Longer – The combination of benefits of intermittent fasting make for a longer-living you. When you’re overall health is better, you live longer. And I don’t know about you, but I kinda like this life. 🙂
That’s a whole lotta benefits for taking a digestive day of rest. Make it your digestive Sabbath.
This is why we incorporated our program PAUSE which is a juice fast day once a week. You give your digestive system a break once a week but still get essential nutrients. We deliver 5 delicious, cold-pressed juices each Tuesday evening and each Wednesday you PAUSE, REST, REGROUP, and RENEW.
If you think you might want to push PAUSE, you can check out our website HERE.
We hope you’ll join us!
Ellen & Georgea