Why such an emphasis on eating less, intermittent fasting, and restricting calories?
Well, first, b/c when you Google “eat less” you actually get multiple results of “9 simple ways to eat less” “15 strategies to help you eat less.” Where is there even room in the brain for that…???
The reality is…the human body was not designed to be in a constant state of digestion. Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack.
In fact, restricting caloric intake (note: not starvation) increases health and longevity in various animals.
Of course, that just makes sense…if the body is experiencing less insulin response, less inflammation, less oxidative stress…it can focus on all the work of efficient development and repair.
Read findings from Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
“Our data indicate that adult-onset, moderate CR delays the onset of age-associated pathologies and promotes survival in a primate species.”