This One Habit Can Help You Live a Longer and Healthier Life

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Now although when people say you can eat “anything you want” on your non fasting days ( or during non-fasting hours) but since the very reason you are adopting this new way of eating is to be healthier, it doesn’t seem to make sense to eat tons of junk food and sugar, simply because you can. You should still make healthy food choices, whether you are fasting or not. Eating one cookie on occasion won’t kill you, but thinking that it’s OK to hit up the fast food drive through and eat burgers, fries, and ice cream shakes every day, or every other day, just because it’s your non-fast day, simply kills the healthy ideals you are trying to undertake by following a fasting routine to begin with.

 

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If you begin any type of fasting program and find that you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Vision problems, such as double or blurred vision
  • Confusion or abnormal behavior
  • Seizures
  • Fainting spells or loss of consciousness
  • Tremors
  • Severe headaches
  • Muscle weakness

These are all symptoms of hypoglycemia, a condition where you have abnormally low levels of sugar in the blood. You can be hypoglycemic even if you are not a diabetic. Should you expense any of the above symptoms, eat some fruit or some coconut oil and see if the symptoms subside. If these symptoms continue, or if they should continue to return day after day, see your doctor as soon as you can. If you are hypoglycemic, you should not be on a fasting program and will need to find other solutions to your overall diet.

Sources:

Eurekalert.org

Washingtonpost.com

Bbc.com

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