Updated: Feb 1
After researching eating patterns and having fasted through the night. The ideal for hours to fast is 18 for your body to build up the immune system. Especially if you have cancer. So I have an eating window from 12:00 o'clock noon to 6:00 PM that I can eat my foods. Then I eat nothing until 12:00 the next day.
Some people start with 12 hours, then 14, then 18. We all need 8 hours of sleep or more when you have cancer. If you sleep 8 hours, then you have 10 hours where your body is actually healing. Lets face it, we are putting way to much food in our body and digestion takes a lot out of our body each day. It is like a rest for digestion and the body now has time to heal the not so healthy areas. At times I alter my times if I am late or have company.
Study author Mark Mattson, a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, hones in on two types: Daily time-restricted feeding (eating 6-8 hours a day and fasting for 16-18 hours) and 5:2 intermittent fasting (fasting two days a week, usually capping a fasting day at 500 calories).
Fast 18 hours per day. A new preliminary study reveals a way to burn more fat—but you have to be willing to restrict all your daily eating to a 6-hour window. ... That's because, for the first 12 hours of fasting, your body burns glycogen (a molecule that stores sugar). After 12 hours, it starts to burn fat stores. That is the bottom line.
My son, Oliver, we will call Dr. O said that 2 weeks stay with it strict and 2 weeks eat what you usually eat, then 2 weeks strict again. That way you can keep the weight off. Two on, two off, two on, two off. I adjust as best as I can. I just started this myself last week and I have had so much energy!!! This was all confirmed in a medical workshop my son was attending. He is a physician in NYC. It is a good starting point to work for.
Drink lots of water and I usually have one cup water, 2 teaspoons of Braggs organic cider vinegar and two organic squeezed limes. Mix, then drink within 20 minutes. You are loved, always and always.