I uploaded a new video What to Eat with Hare and Ke Intermittent Fasting.
When you practice intermittent fasting, you have the fasting window and eating window, and what do you eat during your eating window?
Some say it doesn’t matter. What is important is to have a period of going hungry, and as long as you have one, you can eat anything you like. Practicing fasting matters more than the types of food you eat during the eating window. A Japanese bestseller book Kufukukoso Saiko No Kusuri, the Hunger is the Best Medicine suggests the same. It made 16 hours fasting very popular in Japan, and one of the reasons why it got many people to practice intermittent fasting is its simplicity. All you need to do is to skip breakfast and leave 16 hours between dinner and lunch, but the rest of the time, you can eat anything you want. It sounds easier than going on a restricted diet such as a low-carb diet or a vegan diet.
Dr. Atsushi Aoki, the author, probably thought it was better than making it more difficult and getting fewer people to practice it.
I understand his point, and it is probably true that having the hungry period and activating autophagy daily is more effective than going on a certain kind of diet and eating three meals a day. Plus most people who pick up a book like this wouldn’t eat only hamburgers and fried chicken during their eating windows. They would try to eat as healthy as they can.
Nonetheless, it can be dangerous if you don’t know exactly what to eat and how to eat. Many people’s idea of a healthy diet is very vague. If you practice 24 hours fasting you are changing the composition of your gut microbiota. Whatever you put in your empty stomach will feed certain types of bacteria and help them thrive.
What is the point of cleaning your gut if you are feeding bad bacteria to thrive again?
You need to think of the nutritional balance, too. If you have three meals a day, you don’t need to worry too much about what to eat in each meal because you have other meals to catch up, but if you have two meals or one meal a day those meals are responsible for all your nutrition.
In the video, I am sharing with you the diets of Japanese blue zones, which means long-lived villages Dr. Shoji Kondo discovered and the current longest-lived prefectures of Nagano, Shiga, and Okinawa. Also, I am sharing with you the diet of Shizenha people who practice the diets of the Japanese natural food movement.
Talking about the Japanese blue zones’ diet, my video Japanese Blue Zones’ Diet has gotten nearly 9950 views and it will reach 10000 soon.
The Ikigai Diet: The Secret Japanese Diet to Health and Longevity