Dr. Alejandro Junger: Struggling With Intermittent Fasting? These 21 Expert Tips Are Bound to Help!
Struggling With Intermittent Fasting? These 21 Expert Tips Are Bound to Help!
JANUARY 23, 2020 By NICOLE PAJER
21 intermittent fasting tips
- Approximately 8 hours after your last meal, depending on how big it was, your body completes the process of digesting, absorbing and assimilating it.
So says says Alejandro Junger, MD, founder of international health and wellness company CLEAN. This, according to the expert, is when the body refocuses from digestion to other vital matters such as detoxification. “Detoxification doesn’t stop while digestion is taking place; it is simply slowed down, just as thinking and moving are,” he says.
- But 8 hours is not enough time for the body to enter into the fasting mode, which takes approximately 12 hours to begin to set in.
“So, in terms of fasting, a window of 12 hours between the last meal of one day and the first meal of the next is the minimum required to give your detox processes the time and energy to catch up with the necessary work of maintaining inner cleanliness,” Junger says.