Bone Broth and Weight Loss
BY DR. KELLYANN
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Bone Broth and Intermittent fasting (AKA mini-fasting)
Fasting is hardly new. In your ancestors’ time when food was scarce and hunters often returned empty-handed (we’re talking thousands of years ago!), people frequently went for days without eating. Over time, your body learned to use this “down time” for resting, cleansing, and renewal.
Typical fasting is hard for many people, but mini-fasts, where you replace meals with up to six cups of bone broth, gives you the benefits of fasting without the hunger and cravings that make regular fasting so difficult.
Mini-fasting is not a traditional diet. It’s a sustainable lifestyle change. Mini-fasting is flexible and can be adjusted to YOU.
You can mini-fast for different lengths:
- Some mini-fasts limit eating to certain hourly windows each day. For example, the Warrior Diet lets you only eat within a 4-hour window each day (like 4-8 pm). Another popular mini-fasting window is 16:8, which means you fast for 16 hours and eat your daily meals during an 8-hour window (like 11:00 am to 7:00 pm)
- Other mini-fasts last all day and you restrict your daily caloric intake to 500 calories. In my Bone Broth Diet, I recommend doing 2 mini-fasts a week where you sip on bone broth throughout the day.
You can mini-fast twice a week. Fasting at a longer length doesn’t mean you’ll reap exponentially more benefits. At a certain point, you’ll hit your maximum rewards.
Mini-fasting two days a week can help strip off extra pounds and may even save your life. According to a story today in the Wall Street Journal, fasting can protect you by:
- Reducing symptoms of autoimmune disease. Fasting appears to kill autoimmune T cells and regenerate healthy new cells.
- Lowering your risk of developing metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease. Periodic fasting leads to loss of belly fat, improvements in blood sugar, reduced inflammation, lower blood pressure, and a lower resting heart rate.
- Improving the efficacy of cancer treatments. Animal studies show that periodic fasting can help reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and make this treatment more effective by weakening cancer cells.
- Reducing asthma attacks. Studies show that intermittent fasting appears to prevent asthma exacerbations.