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Unlocking The Power Of Nutritional Fasting – Enhancing Health With Popular Diets

Shelley DiAngelo is committed to helping reduce the cost of chronic disease and increase the quality and longevity of life from individuals to corporate America with using holistic health options. She specializes in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and internal health and anti-aging from a cellular perspective.

 
Executive Contributor Shelley DiAngelo

In today's fast-paced world, where health trends come and go, nutritional fasting has emerged as a timeless practice revered for its profound health benefits. When combined with popular diets like the Mediterranean, Paleo, or ketogenic diet, fasting becomes a versatile tool for optimizing physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Let's explore how this lifestyle can seamlessly integrate with these diets and unlock a wealth of biological, physiological, and mental health improvements.


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Why fasting works with popular diets

 

Fasting is not a one-size-fits-all approach but can be tailored to complement various dietary philosophies. Let’s see how incorporating fasting into popular diets occurs:

 

  1. Mediterranean diet: Fasting pairs harmoniously with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats. During fasting periods, the body taps into stored fat for energy, promoting weight loss and improving metabolic health. Fasting also enhances the anti-inflammatory effects of the Mediterranean diet, reducing the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.

  2. Paleo diet: In alignment with the ancestral eating principles of the Paleo diet, intermittent fasting mimics the feast-and-famine cycles our ancestors experienced. By restricting food intake for specific periods, intermittent fasting encourages metabolic flexibility and promotes fat burning. This synergistic approach enhances the benefits of both fasting and the Paleo diet, including weight loss, improved insulin sensitivity, and enhanced cognitive function.

  3. Ketogenic diet: Fasting and the ketogenic diet share a common goal: promoting ketosis, a metabolic state where the body burns fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates. Intermittent fasting accelerates the transition into ketosis by depleting glycogen stores and increasing fat oxidation. Combining fasting with the ketogenic diet amplifies the metabolic and weight loss benefits while reducing hunger and cravings.

  4. Plant-based diet: Fasting is seamlessly integrated into a plant-based diet, complementing its focus on whole, nutrient-dense foods. Plant-based fasting protocols, such as intermittent fasting or time-restricted eating, enhance the health-promoting effects of plant foods while supporting weight management and metabolic health. Fasting also promotes autophagy, a cellular cleansing process that removes damaged cells and supports longevity.

 

Trust in the fasting process backed by reliable research

 

Intermittent and extended fasting, regardless of dietary preferences, can be customized to suit individual needs and goals and is now a ubiquitous personal interventional choice across the nation. Dr. Fung and Megan Ramos are two of the leading researchers helping to prove the clinical outcomes by using fasting as a therapeutic prescription for


improved health. Learning to fast properly and safely for sustainable health improvements takes knowledge of how to fast, when to fast, how to break a fast, and when to use the various protocols within a busy, demanding life. They have created the wave of fasting courses and community accountability available to the public through fasting experts in many states.

 

Biological, physiological, and mental health improvements

 

Fasting, when combined with popular diets, offers a myriad of health improvements, like:

 

  1. Weight loss: Fasting promotes fat loss by increasing lipolysis and reducing insulin levels, leading to greater metabolic efficiency and improved body composition.

  2. Improved insulin sensitivity: Fasting enhances insulin sensitivity, allowing cells to better utilize glucose for energy and reducing the risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

  3. Enhanced autophagy: Fasting triggers autophagy, a cellular repair process that removes damaged proteins and organelles, promoting cellular rejuvenation and longevity.

  4. Reduced inflammation: Fasting decreases inflammation markers in the body, lowering the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease.

  5. Increased brain health: Fasting stimulates the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that supports neuronal growth, synaptic plasticity, and cognitive function.

  6. Elevated mood and mental clarity: Fasting enhances mood, focus, and mental clarity by increasing the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, promoting overall well-being and cognitive performance.

 

Introducing the 6-week age younger fasting plan

 

For those seeking a comprehensive approach to dietary fasting and health optimization, look no further than the 6-Week Age Younger Weight Loss Plan. This virtual holistic program combines the six most used fasting protocols with a curated shopping list of foods, easy-to-follow recipes, fasting acronyms, learning videos, PDFs, tools, guidelines, and weekly coaching.


Endorsed by the National Institute of Health as an overall body-balance tool, the study states:


Taken together, our results demonstrated that adults can well tolerate a 10-day CF [complete fast] in physiology and psychology with no major side-effects... These findings could contribute to the development of a prolonged fasting therapeutic strategy with at least 3–6 days of CF to form new metabolic homeostasis.


Fasting is a bonafied approach to lifestyle change. You can unlock the transformative power of fasting with the 6-Week Age Younger Weight Loss Plan, and embark on a journey to renewed vitality, optimal health, and youthful aging. Learn more here.


 

Shelley DiAngelo, Mile-Hydrate Mobile IV Therapy and Wellness

Shelley DiAngelo is committed to helping reduce the cost of chronic disease and increase the quality and longevity of life from individuals to corporate America with using holistic health options. She specializes in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and internal health and anti-aging from a cellular perspective. With her extensive professional background and many accolades garnered over the years for her substantial contributions to the enhancement and safety of patient care, she has a strong foundation from which to impart her experience as a speaker and educator.


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