FORGET FAD DIETS & TRY THIS ONE IMPORTANT HEALTH HACK!
Updated: Feb 2, 2022
THE 12 HOUR WINDOW
The natural healing force within each one of us is
the greatest force in getting well
The 12-hour window is essentially intermittent fasting but made easy! There are many credible studies supporting many health benefits of intermittent fasting and the easiest way to fast without cutting out food for days on end is through the application of the 12-hour window!
WHY THE 12-HOUR “FASTING” WINDOW IS IMPORTANT FOR HEALTH
When we eat, glucose levels rise, and insulin is released into the bloodstream where it is used as an energy source. By eating regularly, especially carbohydrates, throughout the day insulin levels are always elevated and the body is denied the opportunity to bring the levels back down to zero. Constant elevated insulin levels lead to insulin intolerances and the onset of several diseases including Diabetes.
To maintain optimum health the body needs to bring insulin levels to zero within a 24-hour period. It is important to allow the body to have a break from producing insulin for a large portion of the day to allow the cells to use up the fatty acids instead.
Diets that are written for our health and wellbeing seem to concentrate on the amount and the type of food we eat but they overlook the time frame factor between our last meal of the day and the first meal of the day, the 12-hour “fasting” window.
4 SIGNIFICANT HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE 12 HOUR “FASTING” WINDOW
1. Weight Loss & Management
It takes between 6 to 8 hours for the body to fully digest its last meal and burn through its glycogen supply. Applying the 12-hour window will force your body to tap into stored fat reserves because when glycogen is completely depleted the body will turn to the energy stored in fat cells. Eating throughout the day makes it much harder for the body to burn fat!
The process of the 12-hour window can significantly optimise detoxification because when your body is not busy digesting food it can focus its energy on eliminating toxins from your body and even help with healing. Your body is constantly trying to detoxify itself 24 hours a day, therefore the 12-hour window allows 8 hours to digest the food followed by a further 4 hours to naturally detoxify
3. Reduced Inflammation
Fasting “turns on” the Nrf2 gene pathway (the master regulator of antioxidant, detoxification and cell survival) Nrf2 activation plays a protective, beneficial role which not only produces a dramatic increase in antioxidant protection and enhanced detoxification, but also decreases inflammation. Inflammation in the body can lead to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer.