BY DR. KELLYANN
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What is mini-fasting (a.k.a) intermittent fasting?
Mini-fasting™ is the practice of lengthening the time between meals to allow your body to burn stored fat, while sipping bone broth during the fasting window to maximize gut health and reduce inflammation. This practice is also commonly known as intermittent fasting.
Most people who practice mini-fasting report that 16 hours of fasting feels just right — you get hungry by the end of the fasting window, but not too hungry.
There are several options I recommend for a successful mini-fasting schedule.
- Option 1: Described in more detail in the Bone Broth Diet: 2 days per week, you give your body a break from eating. During this time you can consume coffee, tea, water, and bone broth.
- Option 2: As often as every day, you restrict your eating window to a 7- or 8- hour time period. For example, you could break your fast at 11am with a small meal or collagen shake, have a snack at 3pm, and then a healthy balanced meal at 7pm. You continue your fasting window overnight while you are sleeping soundly, and break your fast again at 11am the next morning.
The rest of the time, you just follow basic eating guidelines that you already know: consuming lots of healthy fats, lean proteins, veggies and some fruit, and being conscious of processed food intake, and so on.
Mini-fasting isn’t a diet in the traditional sense — it’s a lifestyle change.
And most of all, it’s effective! Not only for weight loss, but for gut health, immunity, longevity, and so much more. Many have found it the ideal antidote to yo-yo dieting and compulsive eating habits.