Tag: intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting? Research suggests you pay attention to your biological clock.

Intermittent fasting? Research suggests you pay attention to your biological clock. Intermittent fasting has grown in popularity. There are different theories on how you should do this, but new research suggests that your biological clock should dictate how you do it. According to a new study published in the journal PLoS Biology by biological science researchers at Vanderbilt, the answer to eating (or fasting) windows lies in the circadian rhythms of the body’s biological clock. According to the National Institutes of Health, are Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle. They respond primarily to Read More »

The weight loss myth behind exercise.

The weight loss myth behind exercise. Are you going to the gym to burn that extra weight off?  If so, you are using the wrong strategy according to a new article in Vox magazine. Human beings are highly adaptable to exercise and eating habits.  if you have ever been on a diet and did not lose weight even though you are taking calories, your body has adapted in ways you may not understand. Doing lots of cardio exercises is likely to make you eat more to compensate, rather than to lose weight.  Exercise is good for the heart, lungs, and Read More »

Fasting for three days; Is it good for you and what does it do to your body?

Fasting for three days; Is it good for you and what does it do to your body? Many of us have been on diets that help us lose weight.  Unfortunately, most of us regain what we lost after we go off the diet. This yo-yo effect is not good for the body and can result in diseases such as insulin resistance and ultimately diabetes. Dieting is not fun, and watching your weight as you exercise takes discipline. Wouldn’t it be great if you could make some changes in your diet that have been shown to keep the weight off?   Perhaps, Read More »