These days many people have begun to seriously take care of their bodies. While there are many trends in diet and exercise, some may be healthy and some may not. A lot of people are trying to stick to natural ways of doing things as opposed to taking drugs of some kind to help achieve their goals or control many medical conditions.
Even though the act of fasting has been around for centuries in some religions and some cultures, new studies have shown that fasting here and there for a specific amount of time can be beneficial in many ways. How long a person chooses to fast can determine what types of benefits they want to gain from it. Of course, as with any type of dieting and exercise plan, consulting with your doctor first is always a good idea.
What Are The Benefits Of Fasting?
Some of the best known and sought after benefits of fasting include improving body composition, boosting metabolism, improving heart health and blood pressure, improving triglyceride and cholesterol levels, fighting depression, improving brain function, slowing the aging process, decreasing blood sugar, improving immunity, and even fighting inflammation.
All of these benefits are nothing to laugh at. They can be extremely helpful for those that suffer from many medical and even some mental issues. Fasting has been shown to help those with certain digestive issues, heart conditions, colitis, and so many other issues. However, knowing what type of fasting will help you the most is something you should research well and discuss with your doctor, especially if you have an underlying condition. Anyone that suffers from anorexia or other eating disorders, pregnant or breast-feeding should consult with their doctor first.
What Is Intermittent Fasting?
One of the easiest and most popular fasting techniques is intermittent fasting. This type of fasting can be done in numerous different ways. Choosing a method that works best for you and helps achieve the things you want the fasting to do is essential. Below are several ways to fast intermittently:
Legains Protocol: This method of fasting is also referred to as the 16/8 method. This involves fasting each day for 16 hours and allowing yourself an “eating window” of only 8 hours. Many people will begin their fast after their last meal of the day and go through the night, skip breakfast, then eat again around noon. Of course, this is just one method. Some people may choose to go a full day or two without eating during a fast. Many times this type of fasting includes exercise as well.
East – Stop – Eat: With this fasting protocol you will eat a late meal and not eat again for 24 hours. You can do this a couple of days a week, perhaps on Monday and then on Friday. Whichever 2 days you choose are fine as long as they are not consecutive.
5:2 Protocol: With this type of fasting you would pick 2 non-consecutive days in a weak and only consume 500-600 calories on those days. You would eat normally the other 5 days.
There are other more extreme methods of fasting, but extended or long-lasting fasts have to be done carefully so it won’t have adverse effects on the body. Maintaining specific nutrients and vitamins is essential as well as staying hydrated.
Fasting and CDB Oil
Using CBD oil has become an accepted method by many people to help ease the symptoms of some medical conditions. While they may choose to fast to help with those same conditions, it has been asked if continuing the use of CBD oil during a fast can break it. Using CBD oil during a fast can be beneficial because studies have shown that CBD inhibits a receptor in the brain so that the hormone ghrelin is unable to act. Grehlin stimulates the appetite. Other studies show that CBD may also increase a neurotransmitter called leptin that makes you feel full.
Among most fasters, it is thought that if you consume under 50 grams of carbohydrates or up to 50 calories from any food or beverage, it will not break their fast. It is essential to check the nutrition contents on the label of your CBD bottle.
The reason that those that choose intermittent fasting ask if the CBD will break a fast is that many times the morning meal is skipped. Many of those that use CBD oil like to take it in the mornings especially if it is taken to reduce pain or for other conditions. Most fasters think that drinking water, coffee, or green tea is fine because they have no calories unless you add cream or sugar. Also, many fasters make take more than one dose of CBD oil 24 hours. Taking it twice during a 24 hour fast could impact the benefits of the fast.
CBD Gummies Will Break A Fast?
If your gummies have added sugar, they definitely break your fast. But even if not, using CBD in forms such as gummies, smoothies, or chocolate. That would be considered eating rather than drinking and a snack instead of a supplement like the CBD oil.
If you are a regular faster and use CBD oil, it will be important to choose the CBD oil you use carefully. CBD oil dosage can vary from person to person. Ingredients in CBD oil can vary as well. You will want to use a product that has as few calories and sugar content as possible.
As opposed to ingesting a CBD oil, another solution could be to use CBD creams or patches during a fast, especially for a longer fast. The CBD is then absorbed through the skin and enters the bloodstream that way and bypasses the digestive system.