After coming across the BBC documentary “Eat, Fast and Live Longer” (hosted by Dr Michael Mosley, who also served as a guinea pig for some of the radical dietary changes he was looking into), I am fascinated by not only the potential health benefits but also the side bonus of weight loss resulting from the so-called 5:2 intermittent fasting regime. Although I am not overweight (yet!) I am keen to lose those extra 3-4 kilos slowly piling on over the last couple of years from a “sedentary lifestyle”. 🙂 However, at a more intellectual level, I have always been intrigued by the periodic fasting undertaken by mystics of various religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and even early Christians) and am keen to see for myself if there will be any health benefits (blood work, brain stimulation, etc.).
A lot of information can be found from Dr Mosley’s website The Fast Diet if you don’t want to buy his book.
Today is my first “fast” (low calorie-intake) day. Hope to see improvements in 3 months’ time!