What are the benefits of fasting and how long should you do it?

What are the benefits of fasting and how long should you do it?

Nov 06 2019 Fasting

While trying to improve my health and maintain (or even lose) my weight, I came across the concept of intermittent fasting - fasting for short period of time to obtain health benefits like reduced weight gain, increased energy and better health. However, for me, I started because intermittent fasting was shown to reduce the side effects of the treatments that I was receiving.  However, after the treatments were done, I was so use to fasting regularly that I decided to continue it - using the 16/8 method (16 hour fasting with 8 hours of eating each day).  The graphic below shows some of the best known benefits of intermittent fasting.

But how long do you need to fast to receive these benefits?  One of the best videos I have since that covers this is shown below.

 
As mentioned above I have been doing the 16/8 method for about 1.5 years now and have even started to add a 24 hours fast once a week.  In any case, if you have any questions about this ask and we will try to find the answers.