Another valuable Nutrition Q & A
Q: "Something you said about eating 60-90 minutes after waking struck me. My __________ specialist recommended intermittent fasting so I don’t eat breakfast until 10:30 or 11. I do experience some brain fog until I eat and then it takes a while for me to gain the energy from the food. I didn’t think much about it until I watched
your video. What are your thoughts on intermittent fasting?"
A: "Unfortunately, when people start intermittent fasting, either of their own volition or under the advice of a specialist/practitioner, they leave out one super important piece of information. Start slow, allow you BodyMind to adjust to the change in your eating schedule . Meaning if you usually wake up at 7:30a and eat around 8:00-8:30a then to begin an intermittent fasting routine you would begin by delaying the time you eat breakfast by ~40 minutes for 3 -7 days; then another ~40 minutes for 3 - 7 days, etc. In this way you won't experience brain fog, low energy, etc. Our BodyMind gets on an eating routine - it is not just us timing things. If you think about it - let's say you consistently eat lunch at 1pm. You are working or out doing something and not paying attention to the time.. nonetheless.. most people will start to think about food, you look at the time and what do you know? It's around 1pm.
Not everyone wants to go slow, some folks are keen to jump into a dietary change or overhaul - which is their choice. As a practitioner or coach our job is to provide them with all the information so they can make an informed decision. And/or know what they may experience."