Welcome to WeFast Intermittent Fasting Support for Arkansas (WIFS-Arkansas)
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This blog site is meant to be a support for WeFast Community members residing in Arkansas and is a satellite group of the WeFast Intermittent Fasting Community Facebook Group in California.
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I believe in health and healthy living and I have worked in Saudia Arabia
where it is common place to fast .
I have never fasted myself but I have friend who do and it seems to help
to detox the body which is GREAT
Nice clean website and very interesting to read
Thank you so much for visiting my blog site and your comment. Yes, there are many benefits to fasting besides the weight loss. The more I research, the more benefits I read about. Especially in promoting a long and healthy life. Fasting is seven being used in some cancer treatment protocols. Thanks again for your comment. – Shirley
Farhan, thank you for looking at my site and your comment. Yes there are some real benefits to fasting. The more I read the more convinced I am to continue to do this. Basically I’m practicing intermittent fasting for my health – to lose weight and cure my diabetes, the other benefits are just icing on the cake so to speak. I’ve lost 30 pounds since I began intermittent fasting in mid-december of 2016. My blood work has improved greatly. My cholesterol is better and my HDL (the good part) is better. My blood pressure has gone down and I’ve reduced my insulin injections (I’m a type 2 diabetic) from 182 units a day to under 40 per day. I’ve also reduced much of my inflammation from fibromylagia and my bad hip. I’m hoping to be completely off my insulins in a few months and back to a normal weight for the first time in 27 years. There are several different ways to do intermittent fasting. A 5:2 regiment , which is five days eating healthy and then two fasting days 5:2. You can do alternate days (one eating day and one full fasting day and repeat. There are lots of different ways to implement your fast depending on the results you want. You can do a one or two meal a day, fasting for 18 hours and eating during a 6 our period (18:6), a 16:8, a 20:4, or even fast for 24 hours and eat only one meal during the feeding hour. I started intermittent fasting (IF) after I read a book by Dr. Jason Fung entitled “The Complete Guide to Intermittent Fasting: Alternate-day and extended”. I was so ready to do something about my diabetes and his statement that intermittent fasting is like bariatric surgery without the knife hit me hard because I can’t do surgery to lose weight because of a blood condition I have. The intermittent fasting is my “bariatric surgery on myself”.
When I fast, I follow Dr. Fung’s suggestions only drinking water, black coffee and unsweetened tea. If I need to, I can eat a spoonful of coconut oil or drink a cup of bone broth to help me keep fasting. I don’t believe in water fasting – It can be dangerous and you need to be monitored pretty close. When i get, I get LCHF (low carb high fat). The fats are good fats like olive oil, coconut oil and alvacodas. I don’t eat bread or rice or certain carbs, or sugar and try to eat as whole and natural food as I can and less processed items. I don’t drink milk, but do have some heavy cream in my coffee sometimes. I buy eggs from free-range hens and meat form grass-fed beef or bison. I’ve blogged my journey on another of my blog sites (https://growingoldwithdiabetes.com/) if you’d like to read more about how I manage my fasting.
Thank you for your comment and have a great day. – Shirley
In your opinion, how often should people be fasting within a year? Do you recommend fasting without drinking water as well? I know there are people who fast by choosing to not consume certain foods.
Thanks and great article!