Does therapeutic fasting really work? Find out in the words of an expert

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Is he healthy? fast? How should it be done? These are just some of the questions that arise when adopting this feeding system. Victim of numerous myths, it is essential to analyze what it consists of.

What does the fast?

“Fasting is a therapeutic tool that activates a physiological process that mobilizes energy reserves accumulated by food, cleanses the body and activates cell regeneration.

This method is ideal for detoxifying and revitalizing the body and activating the natural healing mechanisms of different conditions”, explains Edgar Barrionuevo, nutritionist at the Silvia Giralt antiaging & aesthetic medicine aesthetic clinic.

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What is therapeutic fasting and what are its benefits?

“It is a dietary guideline based on the restriction of intake for a certain period of time, prescribed and supervised by an expert who helps the body to prevent and heal diseases by teaching it to self-supply and regulate itself” says Barrionuevo.

Also, it also promotes digestive rest For the body to carry out metabolic and regeneration processes correctly, it contributes to the elimination of waste and thoroughly cleanses the colon, promotes the activation of ketogenesis. Reduces the level of oxidation in the body and increases vitality and improves mood.

How to practice it?

Before introducing any dietary changes, it is essential to consult a professional to advise, accompany and supervise us during the process to avoid damaging the body or suffering from a lack of nutrients.

As the expert explainsthe fast can be done in several wayswith the possibility of doing it intermittently or prolonged”. The first is based on carrying out a number of hours of fast within 24 hours of the day, being able to vary between a minimum of 12 hours of abstention to a maximum of 24. On the other hand, the fast Prolonged eliminates intakes for more than one day, the recommended period being 3 to 6 days.

  • Fast intermittent

    The 12-14 method is the safest for getting started in the fast and do it at home in a simple way since it allows the body to rest from intakes for the necessary hours. To carry it out, the ideal would be to advance dinner as much as possible and delay breakfast, in this way, those 12 hours of fast.

    Once the body and mind become accustomed to these periods of restricted intake, the hours of eating can be increased. fast until establishing this method as a lifestyle.

  • Fast dragged on

    The fast prolonged is practiced at certain times of the year, from once to purify to 4 to detoxify the body with the change of each season since after 24 hours of fastthe body begins the process through which the cells are strengthened based on their own reserves.

    To start this process, it is completely necessary to have a professional who advises regularly, keeps a rigorous control of the state of each person and records their evolution.

    During this time, the body is placed under severe caloric restriction in order for the body to activate its self-cleansing and healing capabilities. During this time, you will only ingest a shake that provides the necessary daily nutrients and 2 to 3 liters of water. In case the fast spreads, the professional will also prescribe certain supplements that ensure your well-being, such as vitamins or minerals.


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