Fasting and Inflammation

GettyImages-565706549-949x534The raw TRUTH is that people do NOT eat while they sleep! Another raw reality is that our liver holds about 400 calories of glycogen. What is glycogen? The body breaks down most carbs from the foods we eat and converts them to a type of sugar called glucose. When the body doesn’t need to use the glucose for energy, it stores it in the liver and muscles. Basically this stored form of glucose is called glycogen. Our skeletal muscle stores between 1400 and 2000 calories worth of glycogen.  IF or intermittent fasting helps us get into KETOSIS quicker.  In order to get into Ketosis, we need to empty these glycogen stores and prompt our liver to start breaking down fats and fatty acids for energy. This causes your body to burn fat for fuel rather than glycogen for fuel, which results in the desired KETO state of Ketosis.

People use IF or intermittent fasting to get into KETOSIS quicker. With less food to process, the body uses up stored glycogen for energy.  As we consume a high fat, low carb plate of fuel … in about 3 days, most peeps get into the first stage of KETOSIS.  With IF, we FAST from all FOOD from 6 or 7PM.  We wait till 11 AM or NOON the next day to eat our first meal. We drink lots of water before our first meal, which reduces cravings and gives us a satisfied sensation quicker. Lying down to digest fuel causes acid reflux so we do not eat before bedtime.  It is FUN to BLAST through any plateau with such a 16 hour fast.  Make your FINAL meal between 5 PM- 7PM – sleep, wake, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the morning, then wait till noon to eat your first meal of the day.  EASY PEASY! Fasting from 6 pm to 12 noon equals 18 hours of fasting!!! The 18 hour FAST done at least once weekly fast tracks weight loss!  Safely FAST as often as you like. Every single day turns into OMAD which is One Meal A Day.  ENJOY your journey and ROCK your WORLD.

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FOOD CHOICES – Educate yourself before you choose.

EAT what WORKS for YOU and BE HAPPY! Inflammation of feet is a sign! INFLAMMATION is the enemy of heart disease, cancer, liver and brain fog. Acute inflammation, is a temporary, helpful response to an injury or illness. Once the danger goes away, so does the inflammation. This short-term process occurring in response to tissue injury, usually appears within minutes or hours. Five signs: pain, redness, immobility (loss of function), swelling and heat. Chronic inflammation, is a slow, creeping condition caused by a misfiring of the immune system that keeps your body in a constant, long-term state of high alert. THERE IS A PROBLEM and our body is designed to ALERT us. Over time, inflammation damages healthy cells. When cells are in distress, they release chemicals that alert the immune system. White blood cells then flood the scene, where they work to eat up bacteria, viruses, damaged cells and debris from an infection or injury. If the damage is too great, they call in backup cells known as neutrophils, which are the hand grenades of the immune system — they blow up everything in sight, healthy or not. Each neutrophil has a short life span, but in chronic inflammation, they continue to be sent in long after the real threat is gone, causing damage to the healthy tissue that remains. The inflammation can start attacking the linings of your arteries or intestines, the cells in your liver and brain, or the tissues of your muscles and joints. This inflammation-caused cellular damage can trigger diseases like diabetes, cancer, dementia, heart disease, arthritis and depression. Because it’s low grade, its slow and secret nature makes it hard to diagnose in day-to-day life, you have no idea it’s even happening until those conditions show symptoms. Signs of dangerous Inflammation is a marked Redness, Swelling, Heat (in body’ extremities), Pain and Loss of Function. When it hurts to walk, listen to your body. Reduce inflammation by loading body with anti-inflammatory foods. Control blood sugar, Make time to walk regularly. Lose weight, Manage stress, get 8 hours of Sleep.  Foods that can cause inflammation: Sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. Artificial trans fats, Vegetable and seed oils (margarine, shortening, lard) Refined carbohydrates, Excessive alcohol, Processed meat. AVOID: Refined Grains, White flour, Bread, Pasta, Rice, Baked goods, Snack goods cereals.

 
Anti-inflammatory foods: Tomatoes •Chia •Garlic •Linseed •Avocado (& oil)
 
•Green tea •Peppers •Berries •Broccoli •Turmeric, cinnamon, ginger
 
•Mushrooms •Red grapes • Extra virgin olive oil
 
•Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards
 
•Nuts like almonds, pasticcios and walnuts
 
•Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines
 
•Fruits cherries, and oranges

3 thoughts on “Fasting and Inflammation

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  2. Hi CARNIVORE ♥ BENEFIT? 😃 If you have the runs, it means your microbiome (the bacteria you have grown in your intestine) is not able to break down your food properly, thus you may or may not be absorbing minerals and vitamins from the food. Try drinking a cocktail of water, apple cider vinegar, lemon and a pinch of sea salt. It should do the trick. Also a probiotic to help the growth of the right bacteria for your choice of animal protein. Those close calls while shopping might be helped by this solution!

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  3. Follow Dr. Berg on Youtube. Meat does not ROT in our colon. High fiber, or grains gets stuck in our large intestine and it gets broken down bacteria. It is putrid and it smells like bad broccoli in the veggie drawer. That is what happens in our large colon when we eat lots of fiber. Stinky bowel movements come from Plant Based people. Meat breaks down immediately in small intestine. People who have had slices of their colons removed report that the only things that dump into the colon bag is corn, grains, never meat. Our body tells us when we are hungry, when we are thirsty. FOR ONE MONTH eat only MEAT, EGGS, BUTTER, BACON three times a day and you will not lose weight. When we are satiated – HUNGER hormones register full. A little bite of cake will make you register eat more.

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