Have you heard of intermittent fasting? This popular technique is all the rage and for good reason. Basically, it means eating within a pre-set time in the 24 hour cycle. For an example, you can choose to eat in an 8 hour window, then close your eating window for 16 hours, only consuming water, black coffee or tea or green tea in that time. This is actually easier than it sounds as you should be asleep for much of those hours.
Many experts are sharing the details on intermittent fasting – they are all over socials, the TV and quite a few books have been written on the subject.
And do you wonder if it’s for you? Have you tried it and found it was more difficult than you anticipated? This is true for many women. There can be a huge variation in how men do IF and how women can fast.
For example: we should allow our menstrual cycle to dictate when and how long we fast. Additionally, women shouldn’t fast every day of the week. Turns out, our magnificent bodies require more resources at certain times of the month.
Now, if you are already menopausal or your cycle isn’t regular, you can follow the cycle of the moon to know how best to fast for your body.
Fasting not only helps you lose weight, it assists with creating blood sugar balance, better sleep, increased libido, reduces chronic inflammation and decreases the chronic disease risk factors of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, neurodegeneration and others.
Want to know more? Please listen to Episode 69 and 76 of the Not Your Mother’s Menopause Podcast below for all the details on how to easily introduce intermittent fasting into your life.