Want to lose weight, get smarter, AND live longer? Just get ready to STARVE YOURSELF. Scientists at the National Institute for Aging found that people who fasted every other day . . . and ate whatever they wanted on their eating days . . . lost weight, helped their hearts, and improved their brain power thanks to better insulin regulation.
We've got good news and bad news here. The good news: Scientists have figured out a way for you to lose weight, get smarter, and live longer. And you can start doing it RIGHT NOW.
--The bad news: It's going to make three days out of your week BRUTAL.
--Researchers at the National Institute for Aging found that if you FAST every other day, it's great for your heart, your brain, and your body. On the days where you fast, you actually CAN eat a little . . . only between zero and 500 calories . . .
--That sounds awful. BUT there's another twist. In tests, the people who were fasting every other day could eat pretty much ANYTHING THEY WANTED on their eating days. And they still lost weight.
--The scientists say this all comes down to insulin production. After high-carb, high-sugar food, your body produces extra insulin. That's bad for your heart, it causes weight gain, and actually reduces your brain function.
--Even though people were releasing more insulin on their eating days, the lack of insulin on their fast days more than made up for it.