My friend Mafalda Pereira posted on Facebook that she is fasting. I got curious about it – might even give it a go too.
Mafalda is a dear friend of mine and the author of the blog Agora É Que Vai (it’s Portuguese and it translates to Now It’s Going).
We met 10 years ago in Portugal.
Those were some crazy times that I will never forget.
Party, intellectual conversations, family, hangovers.
Long story short, Mafalda and I share many interests in life – she one of my TOP 10 people in the world.
Mafalda is on the left – if she recommends fasting, I’ll listen to her.
I am in the middle – yes, that’s me before losing my hair.
Filipa, my best friend is on the right.
What is fasting?
Lately, I’ve heard the word “FASTING” so many times that I had to look into it.
Eating all day long? No.
Fasting means not eating food for a period of time.
It could be 6 hours, 12 hours or even longer. Mafalda told me that she does it for 72 hours sometimes.
Apparently, there are a lot of benefits associated to fasting.
The Benefits Of Fasting
- Promotes weight loss.
- Stabilizes your blood pressure.
- It protects the brain from oxidative damage.
- Reduces your blood sugar levels.
- Less leptin, less appetite.
- You’ll be healthier.
- It helps to burn fat faster.
- It will strengthen your immune system.
- You stress levels will reduce and you’ll feel better.
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