I don’t want to be a slave to the gym or to my diet… I follow a lifestyle that enables me to not worry about food, about having a few beers or going out socializing.
I want to remain healthy and active for as long as possible. I want to feel young and energetic long into the later years of my life. Hence my research has lead me to partake in exercise, nutrition and lifestyle habits that achieve this goal without being an extreme “health nut” or “fitness freak”.
Now that I’m over 40 years old, optimum health and fighting the aging process are my main goals. “If you’re over 40 and don’t smoke, there’s about a 70% to 80% chance you’ll die from one of four diseases: heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, cancer or neurodegenerative disease” (Peter Attia, MD)
Through my research there seems to be one activity that provides protective benefits against all of these diseases… Fasting.
What Is Fasting?
A true fast is defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period. There are so many different types of fasting including water fasting or dry fasting. These are defined as true fasts because there are no calories being consumed. Other fasting protocols like, juice, intermittent, restrictive, keto and religious (Daniel fast, Tzomot, Ramadan, etc) fasts should be called “fast-mimicking-diets” as they are completed with the consumption of calories.
If you are over 40 years old and care about your health then performing a fast could just save your life. Fasting done properly doesn’t need to make you feel miserable, weak, lose muscle mass or suffer from cravings.
Keto-fast-mimicking-diet (KFMD) provides incredible health benefits, enables you to maintain muscle mass, improve your performance as well as restores your digestive strength and gut health.
Longevity Benefits of a KETO-FAST:
1. Potent anti-cancer effects: If you don’t have cancer and you do a KFMD two or three times per year, you could purge any precancerous cells that may be living in your body! Therefore, if you’re over the age of 40, a KFMD seems like a smart insurance.
2. Protect your brain – there is wide spread research proving that ketone bodies, especially B-hydroxybutyrate, provide neuroprotection against diverse types of cellular injury. When the brain is using ketones for fuel it seems to be protected against Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s & ALS, while also helping with autism and epilepsy.
3. Anti-aging: Prolonged fasting using a FMD protocol triggers a powerful anti-aging process called autophagy. In autophagy, our bodies “recycle” old cells that no longer work. Then it replaces them with new cells that work much better. New cells mean new body… This helps us burn fat, look younger and feel better.
Fasting done correctly will boost this autophagy process to maximise this natural “fountain of youth” process within us. Regular fasting throughout the year can be one of the most effective actions that might save your life or at least maintain the quality of your life experience into the later years.
Phil Kelly is a health practitioner and expert in body transformation. His services are available at Star Fitness (starfitnesssaigon.com).