..well about less food. I’ve spent some time in Paris again, this time for my other passion…Yoga.
I discovered a great yoga teacher whose teachings I want to hear more off in the future (Dechen Thurman) and had quiet a lot of discussions about food with a friend.
Looking at the two of us you would say we’re at the opposite end of the diet and body shape spectrum. I am the round food loving thing, she is lean and doesn’t mind skipping a meal. Who does things right? Luckily we both do, respecting our blueprint!
That being said I do have my reduced food intake days which has nothing to do with weight loss but with health.
Michael Mosley brought a lot of interesting information together about fasting. I have never been drawn to this but his approach IS sensible, no extremes & common sense. His point is that if you provide your body with the normal calorie intake (should be 2000 for a woman, 2500 for a man until science proves that wrong) the cells will happily multiply. That includes those that you don’t want to, those that are damaged or sick.
If the body gets a reduced amount (& Mosley can tell you how much exactly) of calories a day, it actually starts repairing cells, fixing what is going wrong, instead of multiplying. Does this mean reduced calorie intake every day? NO!!! Please don’t! Two days a week in a first phase and one to maintain the beneficial effects later. According to Mosley this will bring blood sugar, cholesterol and other health indicators under control. He obviously talks about weight loss too, but I want you to focus on your health please, you’re beautiful the way you are;).
If you want to read this up: http://thefastdiet.co.uk
Next time a yummy, easy & healthy recipe…I promise!