My Recommended Intermittent Fasting Books
In my health journey I have found a lot of success with intermittent fasting. Fasting is a planned way of eating which includes periods of fasting and periods of feasting. This way of eating allows one to stabilize their blood sugar. A lot of health related issues can be hormone related and the hormone insulin can cause havoc on the body and its systems if not managed correctly.
When I started intermittent fating I started with a 13-15 hour fasting time window. Over the years I have transitioned to an 18-20 hour fasting window. I feel my best with this way of eating, my energy levels are consistent throughout the day, and overall my production is higher. I am able to workout fasting and proceed through my work day with a very clear mindset. I typically eat 1-2 meals a day in the evening and have found this variation works best for my life. I highly recommend one work with a specialists or a doctor before making any drastic changes to their way of eating. Fasting can cause blood sugar lows and can be dangerous for certain populations. I personally purchased a blood glucose monitor to monitor my blood sugar levels regularly. I actually find it fun to see how the body responds to feasting and fasting.
Here are a few books that I highly recommend one read if they are looking to learn more about fasting, the science, benefits, and fasting variations that can be done.
The Complete Guide to Fasting- by Jason Fung,MD
Life in the Fasting Lane- by Jason Fung,MD
Dr. Jason Fung also has books directly related to Obesity and Fasting as well as Diabetes and Fasting.
The Diabetes Code- by Jason Fung, MD
The Obesity Code- by Jason Fung, MD
I also follow Dr. Mindy Pelz as she has a lot of great fasting resources and content. She has a podcast, YouTube channel, and website that offers an immense amount of scientifically backed studies.
Changing your way of life and eating patterns is not an easy task and it takes discipline. There is no one right program for all individuals. Sometimes it takes trial and error to figure out what is going to work best for your body and lifestyle. Intermittent Fasting works for me but it may not work for you. With guidance of your doctor you should find the plan that works best for you.
I can positively say that feeling strong and healthy has led to more positivity in my life and I hope all can find that happiness as well!