About The Mercola Fast Diet

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Can "starving" yourself for a few hours per day actually reap benefits? Recent evidence suggests "yes."

Fasting, if done correctly, can actually bring a wide array of health benefits to your overall physique. In fact, eating around the clock – breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus a few snacks in between – is actually something that goes against our genetic makeup.

Take for example our hunter-gatherer ancestors: they didn't have access to food 24/7, and actually went through regular periods of feast and fasting. This eating pattern gave them the stamina they need to hunt their prey and survive the harsh conditions of their everyday lives.

I'm not saying you should only eat meals every other day – that is actually dangerous, and could actually have severe repercussions on your health.

What I'm telling you is to simply restrict your daily eating to a narrower window of time – say, six to eight hours. By doing this, you can reap the benefits without the suffering.

This is why I came up with the Mercola Fast Diet. This is a simple lifestyle change that essentially requires you to schedule your meals appropriately, allowing for regular periods of fasting.

Basically, Mercola Fast Diet follows the principle of intermittent fasting – a revolutionary dietary strategy that can impact your health and longevity.

What Is Intermittent Fasting?

If you're an avid reader of my fitness articles at Mercola.com, then you're probably familiar with the concept of intermittent fasting. By strategically timing your meals, you get regular periods of fasting. This conditions your body into shifting from burning sugar or carbs to burning fat as its primary fuel.

Please note that intermittent fasting – and the Mercola Fast Diet – is not about binge eating followed by starvation. It is also very different from other extreme forms of dieting.

There have been many studies that reviewed the effects of intermittent fasting, and the results are compellingly positive. This is why I've made it the backbone of my Mercola Fast Diet.

The Mercola Fast Diet Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

If you're already following a nutritious diet and a well-rounded fitness plan, then the Mercola Fast Diet may be just what you need to reach optimal health. However, I advise you to pay careful attention to your body and energy levels. Always listen to your body, so you'll know if you're really reaping the benefits.

The Mercola Fast Diet is a powerful tool that can help you and your family take control of your health. Try it today and take your fitness to the next level!

- Dr. Joseph Mercola

About Dr. Mercola

Dr. MercolaDr. Joseph Mercola is an osteopathic physician (DO), based in Chicago, Illinois, who has treated thousands of patients using natural homeopathic remedies. In 1997, he established Mercola.com, a natural health website that is dedicated to providing free health and fitness articles, natural products, and other resources to people all over the world.

Dr. Mercola authored three New York Times bestsellers: The No-Grain Diet, The Great Bird Flu Hoax, and Effortless Healing. He had appeared in many media resources, such as LA Times, TIME magazine, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, Dr. Oz, Today Show, and CBS's Washington Unplugged with Sharyl Attkisson. In 2009, he was also named the "Ultimate Wellness Game Changer" by the Huffington Post.