Wednesday, August 08, 2012
There was an interesting TV programme by the BBC on whether fasting may be a good at delaying certain illnesses, managing weight and helping you retain cognitive function as you get older. I thought originally that there was no way I would ever consider fasting a good option (don't like deprivation and been known to faint if I go too long without food) but have to admit that towards the end, it did partly persuade me! I could never do a proper long fast but maybe intermittent eating pattern, like calorie cycling, has some benefits. See what you think - this is the link http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/e
You can watch it on iPlayer (the BBC online programme watcher) but it's only available for the next 5 days or so since they only keep things online for 1 week after the programme airs on TV. It's 58 minutes.
I'm not sure if I could try fasting, especially while trying to get fit by weight training and working out as much as I can, but who knows? Maybe one fasting day a week may be worth it? This programme is aimed more for those approaching middle age and worried about the onset of certain diseases but it's useful to watch I think and consider.