Fasting Is A Mental Game, Right

Fasting Is A Mental Game, Right?

"Fasting is just a mental game, right?"

Fasting is not all a mental game.

Most of the difficulty comes from poor health conditions when they get challenged by fasting.

You can judge someone's health by how well they handle fasting and how long they can comfortably go without food. If they get bad reactions or symptoms skipping a snack, meal or even a day of eating, then there are health/metabolic issues going on.

For example, most of what people "feel" as hunger and "low blood sugar" is really a detox reaction or a carb addiction cycle response or a cross reaction of hormonal responses. Hormones are all mixed up and rarely working optimally in most people, even asymptomatic, normal weight people.

Everyone is toxic, it is a question of how toxic and what kind. Everyone has some level of insulin resistance and leptin resistance and has been through some level of insulin toxicity and most people have gone through "traditional" diets with some degree of up and down weight. Add in any history of hormonal issues like thyroid, adrenals, testosterone, estrogen, leptin, etc. and consider that most women have been on birth control (hormone) pills, and most men have never optimized their testosterone and the issues compound.

All of this comes into play when we stress the metabolic flexibility while fasting and any one of them never mind a combination can cause challenges that we interpret as hunger, low will power, or emotional stress while fasting.....but it doesn't mean that is what it is. With the right plan, preparation phase, support, and rotating both diet and fasting concepts just about anyone can get to a point where they can fast at will, easily, with little to no discomfort and actually feel better while doing it.

Our bodies are programed to fast and know how to do it, we have just made it harder for the body to do so with so many health and environmental challenges.

Having now worked with hundreds of people through varying different forms of fasting, all with varying health conditions and fitness levels, and most who have never done any sort of fasting previously, I can say that the process of fasting can be very easy, at least much easier than most people think.

I can also say, that most of the mental issues I see around fasting come from all the "stories", excuses, and preemptive BS we convince ourselves about how hard it will be, or how we can't do it.

Give t a shot, take your time, there are all sorts of different kinds of fasting and no one way to do it. If you stumble, get up, course correct and try again, it is not an all or nothing type of thing.

Go for it and reap the health and weight loss benefits from the healthiest "diet/cleanse/healing" on the planet that is literally built into your genes to succeed!

Let me know if I can help!
Dr. Don

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