What is Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss – Juicing for Life!

What is intermittent fasting for weight loss? I have been a massive fan of intermittent fasting for a number of  years now. But not many people even know what it is. What is intermittent Fasting for weight loss? Losing weight is something that definitely happens with fasting of any kind, but as fasting can be quite tough to do, intermittent fasting may be the answer.

What is Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss?

What is intermittent Fasting for weight loss
Fresh juice is best when fasting

What is intermittent fasting for weight loss? Ok so its a great question. What is intermittent fasting for weight loss? Intermittent fasting (because I am a turmeric junkie I call it weight loss with turmeric haha!) is one of the biggest health and fitness trends of our time. It involves alternating eating and fasting, usually over 24 hours.

There have been many studies showing that it can cause weight loss, improve your metabolic health, protect you against disease and maybe even make you live longer! (I definitely believe it can and will)

I am going to keep this as simple as possible because I do believe in the KISS method. And when people ask what is intermittent fasting for weight loss it is definitely best to keep things simple.

Now as you probably know everyone ‘fasts’ already. You do it while you sleep. You have a meal at say 7pm in the evening and then you don’t eat again till around 7 or 8am the next morning. Intermittent fasting is simply extending that fast a little longer. Having just water and freshly squeezed juices for breakfast until lunchtime. Then you are actually fasting for 16 hours a day and restricting your eating to an 8 hour period. From say midday to 8pm.

This is the most popular form of intermittent fasting and is known as the 16/8 method.

Ok but will I starve?

What is intermittent Fasting for weight loss
With food like this you will never starve!

No, you will not starve! People hear the word fast and freak out. Intermittent fasting, despite what you may think, is really easy to do. Most people that take it on report feeling really good and energised. Hunger wont be a big issue unless you are someone who eats a massive breakfast, lunch and dinner. In that case you need to fast more than most!

Ok But Does ‘What is Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss Work?’

In a word yes. Lots of research has been undertaken on this topic. In my own experience I used to hover around 107 to 108 kg’s (230 pounds approx) for many years. Since I started fasting I am now consistently 100 to 102 kg. When I do 7 day fasts I lose 1 kg a day. I slowly put that back on but I have never gone back to anywhere near the 108kg’s. The research also proves you can live longer by fasting.

What do I eat and drink during an Intermittent Fast?

Most websites and so called experts will tell you that you can drink water, tea and coffee during a fast. Now that is great if you want to do it for fun with no massive benefits but why not do it to not just lose weight but also to cleanse and heal your body? At Turmeric Heals we believe in cleansing and healing, not just losing weight.

The Turmeric Heals February Intermittent Fasting Challenge!

Every Monday and Tuesday in February of each year (and hopefully beyond that month!) the tribe from the Turmeric Heals Facebook Group will be partaking in intermittent fasting from 8pm in the evening till 12 midday the following morning. Thats the 16/8 method.

That will be over 4 weeks and I highly encourage you to go longer if you can. Your body will love you.

TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE JOIN OUR TURMERIC HEALS FACEBOOK GROUP, CLICK HERE

To heal and cleanse your body just drink water and freshly squeezed juices during the fasting period. I highly recommend adding the likes of turmeric and ginger to your juices for maximum effect.

Recipes – There is a list of recipes in the Turmeric Heals Facebook group under the files section at the top of the page. So please come and join the group by clicking here>>>>>

There are also files on how to do a juice fast. And don’t forget a juicer is not a blender! A juicer removes the flesh of the produce and leaves you with just the juice. And don’t forget to use lots of turmeric in your juices for healing those aches and pains!

Best Juicers

The Oscar Neo XL

What is intermittent Fasting for weight loss

I used to own an Oscar Neo D1000 which is an older model for many years and its a great juicer. It’s a cold pressed slow juicer as they are the best for getting the best nutritional value. The Oscar is great for people starting out and is a cheaper alternative to the juicer I now use.

The Kuvings B6000S

What is intermittent fasting for weight loss
The Kuvings B6000S

When you ask the question what is intermittent fasting for weight loss you also need to ask what is the best juicer I can use. This is my juicer of choice now. It is slightly dearer than the Oscar Neo but it does an amazing job. I cam make big batches of juice in just a short time with this little beauty and cleaning time is a lot less. It also has a good size mouth to take larger pieces of fruit and vegetables including whole apples. I love this one.

If you would like me to do a review on both these juicers let me know in the comments. They are both great juicers.

What do I eat at Non Fasting Times?

Fruit bowls are great for your eating periods

Try to keep your food nice and light. Salads, fruit and vegetables. Steer clear of meat and dairy for full benefit. I actually have porridge for lunch often but not the heavy variety. Just a bowl of rolled oats with flaxseeds, a lemon and an orange squeezed over the top and some crushed brazil nuts and chia seeds. Add hot water a banana and blueberries and you have a wonderfully healthy meal. I ate this extensively when healing from prostate cancer.

Salads, smoothies, stir fries, steamed veggies are all going to assist in cleansing and healing your body and of course the weight loss will follow.

I hope you enjoyed What is intermittent fasting for weight loss! So please come and join us in the Facebook group. Any questions you have you can add a comment below. And invite your friends along. Let’s all get healthy together! Please share this article ‘What is intermittent fasting for weight loss with friends and family. No doubt many of them need this!

The Best Turmeric Supplement

And as I always remind you when it comes to turmeric there are no good supplements only good extracts, and the best extract if you can’t buy the real thing in your area is Turmeric Plus!

Click the picture of  Turmeric Plus to purchase yours! 🙂

 

 

34 comments

    1. Hi Sara,

      Yes, absolutely you can take turmeric supplements while fasting. They will enter the blood stream quicker and give you better results. Let me know how you go. Cheers,

      Kev

  1. Great article!
    I currently feel pretty confidante with my weight and I fear that this sort of fasting won’t do good to my body… Do you recommend this only for wight loss? Because I wouldn’t want to be underweight… (been there done that)
    Paulina

    1. Thanks Paulina,

      Yes this is a great process for keeping your body detoxed and cleansed. If you push hard with it you can lose weight, however, I do this twice a week and my weight doesn’t fluctuate. It basically stays the same but I know I am detoxing and feeling good. So to answer your question you can certainly do the intermittent fasting without losing weight 🙂

      Best wishes,

      Kev

  2. If you drink turmeric or lemon or any non water drink you lose the benefits of fasting as it stops being a fast, right? Juice fasts are not really fasts, you just stop eating solid food but the digestive system, liver are still working.

    1. Hi Gerald,

      There are different types of fasts. Juicing is certainly a fast. It starts with just water fasting 2. is juice fasting (with water) 3. smoothie fasting 4. fruit and vegetable fasting (just eating fruits and raw or slightly steamed veggies) With the juice fasting your digestive system gets a rest as you don’t juice the pulp or flesh of the produce, just the juice is extracted. Its all about giving your body a rest and a chance to heal. Water is best, juices next.

      Hope this helps,

      Kev

  3. Really good article Kev!

    I have done a little bit of fasting but will try the intermittent fasting it sounds great and healing.

    Many thanks.

    Joy

  4. Loved the information! I’m a health coach and I have a client that I think could use intermittent fasting. I joined your facebook group and will love to get your tips! Do you do an intermittent fast for a period of time, or is it a lifestyle?

    1. Hi Linda,

      Thanks for joining! In the group I have given them a one month challenge for the intermittent fasting but it can definitely be done every week. It is a lifestyle thing. I do it sometimes 4 times a week. Great for your health, healing and cleansing. I am drinking a watermelon and turmeric juice as we speak as part of this weeks fast. Give it a go your body will love you 🙂

      Best wishes,

      Kev

  5. I will definitely give the Cabala juice a try as my wife and I have smoothies daily consisting of Kale, frozen fruit and honey. I have never heard of turmeric being a super food and as I have three greenhouses I wonder if I could grow it! Especially if it is pricey and in demand!
    Terry

    1. Hi Terry,

      Definitely give the growing of turmeric a shot! I have a post on here all about growing turmeric so check it out. Turmeric can certainly be grown and will save you a lot of money.
      Also give the cabala a go too as it is pure health and healing 🙂

      Cheers,

      Kev

  6. Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for the great post. I started intermittent fasting in December along with cutting out a lot of sugar and a lot of my carbs and also incorporating the good fats more often in my diet, as my son was diagnosed with Diabetes back in October last year and his family have changed their eating habits in supporting him with his Diabetes.

    That is partly what kicked off changing my own eating habits. I also had to change due to having an operation last August on my knee, as if I did not loose some weight I would be having a knee replacement sooner than I would like. So far I have lost 5 kilos, I don’t eat until lunchtime, I am feeling a lot healthier and I don’t crave food like I used to.

    1. Hi Joan,

      Yes it is a great thing to do. Sounds like you are back on track which is great. Cutting out sugar is a major thing to do. Good on you.

      Keep pushing and grinding 🙂

      Best wishes,

      Kev

  7. Hi Kevin.

    Nice Article. As soon as I saw the word Tumeric I was interested in reading. I am a fan of juicing and like to throw in Ginger and Tumeric when I can afford it. Tumeric can get a little pricey so I don’t always buy it. I read somewhere that Tumeric doesn’t absorb in the body without pepper. Have you ever heard that before?

    Nice article.

    Keith

    1. Hi Keith,

      Yes if you read a few of my other posts you will see that it is important to add black pepper and oil especially if juicing. Otherwise the turmeric goes straight through you. Turmeric, pineapple and ginger is a great juice to try too.

      Best wishes,

      Kev

    1. Hi Linda,

      Thanks for joining! That’s great. You will enjoy it. Yes turmeric can help with weight as will the fasting we encourage in the group.

      Best wishes,

      Kev

  8. Hey Kevin,

    Awesome post! I’ve been looking into intermittent fasting a lot recently as I know quite a few people that are getting some really great benefits from doing it. They have been fasting for 20 hours a day instead of the 16 and I feel that trying to cram all my meals into 4 hours would be a real challenge, sounds stupid but I didn’t even think about just increasing that time frame a bit… I think 8 hours could be well doable though so I might give it a pop.

    Also, I love my supplements so I’ll definitely be looking more into turmeric…

    Cheers.

    1. Hi Henry,

      Yes the intermittent fasting is a great way to ease into a longer fast. The 16/8 method works well for me.
      Give it a go and reap the benefits! Let me know how you go 🙂

      Kev

  9. Hi Kevin, loved this, I learned this from my mom actually, she does 1 day light eating, where she eats only fruit and vegetables, and 1 day with regular food or 2 days and 1 day…shes done it for years and does this all the time…

    Today, all she’s had for most of the day is melon then she had steamed fish for dinner, tomorrow, she reckoned she was having pie! Her usual foods are oats, fruits, yoghurts, veggie soups she make herself, rice, and she eats eggs, fish and chicken mostly for proteins.

    And turmeric, well, another one I get from my parents, both of them love Indian foods, so eat lots of curry, spiced rice and vegetables and similar things flavoured with turmeric…though I am not sure it is the same quality as your suggested supplements, but it sure does taste good.

    Thanks for sharing this…

    Neil

    1. Hi Neil,

      I love your mums diet! Similar to mine. Yes turmeric is a great thing to add to your diet to cleanse and heal and even lose weight. Turmeric powder is usually used in food cooking so it will be good quality. Thanks for a great comment. Best wishes,

      Kev

  10. Totally awesome information. I have been thinking about doing something like this and now knowing it can be intermittent that is even better. I did not know about the Turmeric so thank you. Now to join your tribe on facebook so I can get the motivation and some recipes. Thanks so much!!

    1. Hi Merry,

      Thanks for a great comment. Really happy you are joining Turmeric Heals Facebook Group! It’s a great community of like minded people. See you there! 🙂

      Kev

  11. Hi Kevin – great post! I was originally a fan of the 5/2 Intermittent Fasting protocol. Five days eating ‘normally’ and two days where you greatly restrict your calorie intake (to around 600 per day). It also works well but is quite hard to do when the weather is very cold and you feel you need something solid and stodgy in you just to stay warm.

    I switched to the 16/8 method at the start of the year and have been really comfortable with how easy it is to maintain. All I do is have green tea before 12 noon and then eat really quite normally thereafter. It works on the weight loss front and also seems to help with energy levels and general well-being.

    I also heard some professor talking about it on the radio – I forget the exact reasons but it seems to have great benefits in balancing out insulin spikes during the day.

    Would thoroughly recommend the 16/8 method to anyone. Try it – you’ll be really surprised how easy it is to stay with.

    1. Hey Steve,

      Thanks so much buddy. Yes I love the 16/8 its a great way to live and really helps the body I believe. Yes it does help those with diabetes, Alzheimer’s, inflammation, weight loss. Wow so many reasons to actually do this haha!

      Thanks for your recommendation too re the fast. We have a few taking it on,

      Cheers,

      Kev

  12. Hey great information about Tumeric,,, my dad is always talking to me about the health benefits,,he has it every day.

    I like to make it in a juice,,, with apples, carrots, beetroot, celery , tumeric and a splash of ginger. it’s really yummy and cleansing.

    Will go ahead and join your group,, cause I’m interested in fasting,, and detoxing too.

    Great article and will also check out the turmeric you recommend.
    Rose

    1. Hi Rose,

      Thats great to hear! Look forward to seeing you in the group. Yes it is great in a juice turmeric and the apples and carrots etc has me feeling thirsty haha. Thank you,

      Kev

  13. Hi there I have heard the fasting is very healthy I’d like to try this out, I’m a soccer player and I want to get very fit, do you think this Turmeric for me or it’s good only for people that want to lose weight?
    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Anis,

      Turmeric is great for anyone. It is used more for healing and cleansing than losing weight so definitely give it a go. If you play soccer try some beetroot juice too. Great fo stamina and Olympic athletes use it often.

      Give it a go for sure,

      Cheers, Kev

  14. I have never heard of all of these benefits from turmeric before. You definitely sound like you know what you are talking about. I am one of those people that does not need to lose weight. I am on the opposite end. I am a hard gainer. Is there a way to do the Turmeric Fasting while being able to maintain or possibly even gain weight?

    1. Hey Nicholas,

      Thanks for the comments! I don’t need to lose weight either but one or 2 k’s is ok. I would recommend maybe instead of juices having smoothies with almond or soy milk on a fast. Smoothies (non dairy) are a great way to fast too and you may remain stable weight wise or could possibly gain a few k’s. Worth a try Nick.

      Cheers mate and all the best with your fasting,

      Kev

  15. I like the idea of intermittent fasting fasting. If I am already doing part of it why not go the whole way?
    I may join the facebook group for the challenge, is it only mondays and tuesdays that you are doing the intermittent fasting?

    1. Hi Dinh,

      Yes Mondays and Tuesdays, but feel free to do more days if you wish. I usually do 3 or 4 days a week. It is easy once you get into the swing.

      Thanks for your comment and look forward to seeing you in the group 🙂

      Kev

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