The Complete Guide to Fasting

The Complete Guide to Fasting

The ancients have known about the benefits of fasting for centuries and how it can heal your body and help you go from obesity to a normal weight in a short amount of time. Today, fasting is often thought of as an extreme way to lose weight.

The other incredible and long-lasting benefits of fasting are usually ignored. In The Complete Guide to Fasting, Dr. Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore explain how your body and mind reacts to intermittent and extended fasting and the great benefits you can expect.

Co-author, Jimmy Moore, can attest to the wide-range of benefits you can realize from fasting. He lost 180 pounds which allowed him to live a prescription-free life and propelled him into a new career of blogging, podcasting and writing books that have put him in the international bestselling author category.

Moore’s journey through weight loss brought him to the understanding of fasting and what it can do for your body and mind. He tried each of the fasting options – intermittent, extended and alternate-day fasting and can tell you first-hand what the repercussions – and the results were.

Dr. Fung is one of the most respected physicians in the world and has done groundbreaking research on dietary management that places emphasis on helping type 2 diabetes without using harsh medical treatments.

The Complete Guide to Fasting is a complete and comprehensive guide to what you can expect from various types of fasting and the benefits and possible consequences of each.

If you’ve been perplexed for years over why the weight you lose comes right back on no matter what you do. Fung effectively explains his theory of insulin resistance and how it can lead to obesity and other problems such as type 2 diabetes.

You’ll learn that all hunger pains are not created equal and begin to learn the difference between real hunger and the craving type of hunger. It’s important for you to know hunger cues – especially when you’re fasting.

It may seem strange to find recipes in a book about fasting, but these recipes are unique and designed to prepare the body for fasting and to help you gradually return to a normal diet without putting the weight back on.

There are protocols for various fasting timelines in case you don’t want to immediately dive in to a week’s worth of consuming only fluids. The protocols are for 24 hours, 36 hours and 42 hours fasting. There is also one for 7 to 14 days.

The focus of the book is about metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes and how fasting can improve the disorders – plus boost your health. Of the approaches to fasting offered in the book, you’re bound to find one that works for you.