Intermittent Fasting by Paleo Ayurveda™

Intermittent Fasting by Paleo Ayurveda™


so what is intermittent fasting it’s a
very very popular buzzword it’s considered by a lot like another fad and
there is a lot of dogma about it so that’s what we want to clear up here
intermittent fasting is an extremely old concept intermittent fasting does not
say do not eat intermittent fasting says eat all you want it’s just how you go
about it so basically intermittent fasting says
let’s eat the way that’s natural for us so what has happened in our society
thank you makes sense right so yeah please let me know when I’m making sense
so in our society we confuse normal with natural so it is normal for us these
days to have food everywhere right food is readily accessible pretty much 100%
of the time well that’s not the way we are meant to consume food or the way we
used to eat food food was not readily accessible hundred percent of the time
we had to actually work to get to the food and that was a lot healthier for us
so what’s happening these days is there is a lot of research in the medical
field that shows why we should go back to our old natural way
of eating and the research on intermittent fasting shows tremendous
benefits it regulates the insulin it helps our body fight free radicals anti
aging and all that stuff the benefits of intermittent fasting are tremendous but
how do we go about it again we wanna we can have too much of a good thing so
there are a lot of people out there that try intermittent fasting they try too
hard and then the results are not the desired results so what we want to say
here is let’s do it in a way that it will actually work for everyone so first
of all please don’t do anything without consulting with your physician
all those disclaimers what we are doing here is we are sharing information
please be responsible on how you use it so intermittent fasting is not for
everybody it depends on the medical conditions for example pregnant women
people with diagnosed adrenal fatigue and things like that you don’t want to
mess with it but for the rest of us there is a way to do it
so intermittent fasting is finding your own rhythm on when to eat so basically
don’t eat all the time pay attention to how to how often you eat how often do you snack if for example you eat six meals a day
let’s go to instead of six meals a day to four meals a day
and see how much better you’re gonna start feeling physically mentally and
emotionally so the easiest way is eat at 8 p.m. in the evening and then don’t eat
until noon the next day that is the easiest way because what are you doing
you are giving your body a break for 16 hours and most of that time you are
sleeping so you are not going to be thinking oh my god food food food so
what does that break do for your body well we need sleep for rest right for
our body to recover do you consume the same exactly yes you can consume the
same calories and we’ll talk about that sleeping we are giving our body a rest by not
eating for 16 hours we are giving our digestive system a rest
so then our cells our healthy cells can work cleansing and recycling a lot of
the damaged cells in our body conserving energy that way that’s why we end up
feeling so much better with intermittent fasting and 16 hours is kind of an ideal
now if that if you cannot go without any food in the morning see if you can have
some good fat instead of carbs so instead of your cereal toast bagel
doughnut granola banana see if you can have some
good fat so in Ayurveda actually
for thousands of years what they were saying is for breakfast either skip
breakfast or have some clarified butter also known as ghee or coconut oil so
ideally ideally you do not want protein you are better off with fat but when
you are first starting have some protein so it depends on what you can do without
going crazy you don’t want to stress yourself out
so you’re still eating exactly the same amount of calories you can keep going to
your question the same amount of calories but instead of spreading them
apart and keeping your digestive system going the whole time you are
consolidating them all together for your lunch and dinner and a lot of endurance
athletes what they what actually endurance athletes know that it’s not
the breakfast that gives you the great energy is the dinner the night before
that’s what gives you the energy so so that is the easiest way to go about it
and one of the main benefits of intermittent fasting is actually where
most of the benefits come from is that it reboots our body into generating the
human growth hormone that’s what we start losing in our 20s so in our in when we
reach our 20s our body slows down in the production of
human growth hormone and that’s where that’s where the whole aging process
starts our bone mineral density slows down belly fat starts taking place we
are starting to lose muscle all that so that’s what it does it kick starts it
reboots it increases the production of the human growth hormone and also the
another tremendous benefit is the mental clarity because we are cleansing we are
cleansing physically mentally and we are regulating our emotions so the mental
clarity guys is amazing you will not know it until you do it
we’ve been doing this for like 20 years now it and it just works so be very easy
on yourselves when you’re first starting so 8 p.m. for example yesterday we had
dinner at 6 and actually we haven’t eaten today except for the bulletproof
coffee in the morning with just only fat and we are not gonna eat until 6 p.m.
tonight it’s a lot easier than you think now when you first start doing this how
do you know if you actually need to eat because you still want to eat when you
have to eat you don’t wanna force yourselves by not eating when you need
to first of all if you feel hungry ask yourselves am I thirsty instead a
lot of times we are confusing thirst thirst and hunger then ask yourselves am
I bored and I feel like I’m hungry am I upset about something and I wanna
reach for food why why do I need to eat did I eat too many carbs and my sugar is completely off yes
hydration satisfies hunger very often and then see if you can do something
physical see if you can toss in a workout a lot of times working out takes
our mind off of our hunger so but if none of that works then you will know
that you are really hungry and then you wanna eat have a feast of nutritious and
delicious meal and see if you can have that as lunch or even better towards
dinner so it’s okay we can go hungry abel James says that our body has
enough fat and remember the energy from fat is the sustained Energy is what
really works to walk from New York to Florida straight now I am not sure if I
wanna try that actually that would be really exciting maybe I can put it in my
bucket list but we we are not gonna die from hunger so a lot of it is mental and
emotional we reach out to food to avoid other things so the other huge benefit
of intermittent fasting is that eventually we will get a lot more done
we’ll have way more energy because we won’t be thinking about food all that
much so say we skip breakfast or have some sort of good fat for breakfast then
have a solid lunch and then we know that we are
have an amazing dinner so save that feast for later in the day for your
dinner and Ayurveda is has been teaching forever that actually we only need two
meals a day and we don’t really need breakfast people who have more of a
vata predisposition need breakfast but pitta and kapha don’t really need
breakfast and if you are gonna have breakfast you wanna have the really good
kapha the solid the foundation the sustained energy that will take you
through the rest of the day so give your digestive system a break
help your body and your mind and regulate your emotions by allowing
your cells to cleanse and recycle themselves what are the best good fat
breakfast foods so if you’re if you’re good eating butter we we are using the
bulletproof coffee with clarified with good grass-fed butter kerrygold
or anchor some people like ghee the clarified butter
we don’t put ghee in our coffee because the ghee taste is a little too strong in the
coffee and otherwise coconut oil you can mix coconut oil with your coffee or tea
or things like that you can even use coconut milk there are a lot of options
out there and ideally we do not use protein
actually you are giving your digestive system more of a break by not using
protein so and it depends it depends what where you are for example a lot of
people that may have granola or cereal in the morning they need that food
instead see if you can have eggs and bacon or an avocado or something like
that minimize the sugar minimize the carbs how about if you workout in the
morning you are actually actually you do not
need to eat before or right after your workout but if you workout in the
morning do your workout and then have your good fat and add some protein
afterwards you don’t need those carbs right after the workout that’s another
thing that a lot of science is proving right now we can do without it and we
are better off later in the day but if you feel you
need to eat after your workout do your fat and your protein thank you for bringing
that up now is the time to change so make a conscious decision and change and
see if that works for you also the other thing guys is yeah we are not asking you to
take our word for it is do your own experiment I like to say n the letter
n equals the number one so think of n like in math as your sample size and
that’s a letter that’s commonly used as a sample size n equals one you are
your own sample size do your own experiment find what works
for you establish your own normal don’t accept what is normal
always think is it natural so change find what is natural for you and make
that your own normal so and you will know by how you feel oh that’s the other
thing you don’t have to fast every day we do it almost daily we do the twelve
or sixteen hours but you don’t have to do it every day you decide how often you
want how often it works for you so thank you everybody thank you everyone for
being here and for all your support and see you soon bye everyone