a.k.a. Less Food = More energy
Frequent snacking trains your body to be constantly hungry. Fasting helps train your body to rely on your energy stores. Eating all the time signals your body that you’re living in a time of plenty so your metabolic rate can burn off what you eat – provided you exercise. Fasting tells your body to focus on conserving energy, restoring and repairing cells, and cleanse itself. Both fasting and feasting periods are necessary to keep your body in optimum condition.
If you regularly stop eating a few hours before bed and delay eating for a few hours after you get up in the morning, Congratulations!, you’re already doing it. But many people snack up until they go to sleep, some people wake up during the night and eat or drink something, and others eat as soon as they get out of bed.
What to Learn on Day 5
It takes your body about eight hours to process the energy from your meal so eating a big breakfast might not give you the energy you need to go through the day – last night’s dinner would.
Your body uses up a lot of energy to digest a big meal – energy that is being diverted from some other part of your body (energy that you might have used to concentrate in a meeting or work on a project).
What To Do on Day 5
Today, indulge in a fast for a few hours. Delay breakfast until at least midday.
Make your first meal something vegetable based – options include:
- fresh-eggs with sautéed vegetables
- green smoothie
- plain yoghurt with nuts and berries
Do you fast regularly?
Click here to read Day 1 of the 40 Days of Yummy
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