Why wait for your weight loss; or, quick fix with a ‘fast’ fix?

Why wait for your weight loss; or, quick fix with a ‘fast’ fix?

I’ve written at length of the benefits of NLP and clinical hypnotherapy, to create desired behaviours, and mollify unwanted ones. And a question occurred to me, based on a conversation with a senior doctor in Kent, about diet and heart disease. The lion is not affected by heart disease like we humans. He eats when he’s hungry and stops when he’s full. I didn’t appreciate the wisdom in those words at the time, as we devoured a lunchtime curry. Lately, those words have returned to me, like a thief in the night. I am interested in the physiology, that is the function of our bodies when under stress, or adapting to ingest of food and so forth. The issue of ‘fasting‘ – Ha! You thought the ‘fast fix’ in the title was about speed? No, I was being artfully ambiguous – looms large, thanks to proponents such as Dr Michael Moseley, whom reversed his own diabetes by fasting regimes. A great deal is misunderstood by the term ‘fast’. What is the definition? Wind back a little and think about ‘breakfast‘ – it is nothing more than the breaking of the fast, which occurred during your sleep. How easy was that fast to perform? How much willpower did it require? None. Exactly. So fasting need not require willpower, if you do it right. Interesting research suggests that if you avoid late night and early hours eating during your fasting sleep, you will keep weight off and even lose it, if you are a night eater. Moreover, if you can extend that fast to say 12-16 hours, you may appreciate even...