Karen Malkin, AADP from Karen Malkin Health Counseling joins Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul to discuss the do’s and don’ts of intermittent fasting, different types of intermittent fasting, who is indicated for this diet, and helpful hints for incorporating the diet principles into everyday life.
Intermittent Fasting, IF, is basically time restricted feeding where you eat during a certain window of time during each day. You typically fast with lots of water or non-caloric beverages for the remaining hours of the day. The most popular is a “16-8 IF,” which is a 16 hour fast with an 8 our window of feeding. The healthiest way to do this is to eat dinner early and fast for 12-16 hours then break the fast ie “breakfast” with a balanced meal including protein, lots of veggies, healthy fats and some complex carbohydrates. There are also extreme types of IF that restrict water and showering, require days without food, include alternating feast – famine days and some allow water and coffee with MCT oil during the fasting hours or fasting days. Click here to view the entire article.