Boost Brain Function with Fasting
I’ve had an epiphany regarding holiday indulgence! The following is a rational argument for doing holiday lunch rather than holiday dinners. It has to do with intermittent fasting and brain function, and that means not eating large meals at night, no less gorging at holiday parties.
I personally notice that the less I eat (especially carbs), the more energy and clarity I have. When I have too heavy a meal in the evening, a bad night follows. This video was the first explanation I have found for this challenge – the less food you eat (or more extreme exercise) the higher the production of ketones, which suppresses irregular brain behavior, interrupted sleep and even seizures. This was a major insight and clarified the value of small dinners eaten no later than 6:00, which gives the body a chance to fast 12-15 hours before its next meal.