Your stomach shrinks and your appetite drops. This is where juice fasting becomes fun as a glass of juice is as filling as a big dinner. You also start to experience increased energy levels and a heightened sense of awareness and clarity of mind.
Eating around 30% less than our modern average is a secret shared by the healthiest and longest-lived cultures throughout history. It is the most powerful and scientifically-proven way to dramatically improve your chances of a long and healthy life.
Japanese women’s life expectancy is 86, with 1.5% obesity, and very low sickness. They eat 30% less than U.S. women. U.S. women’s life expectancy is barely 80 (and dropping), with nearly 40% obesity, and 30 years of pain, drugs and disease from age 40 onwards.
Throughout our long and varied medicinal history, fasting has been regarded as one of the most dependable, curative and rejuvenate measures available. Galen prescribed it. Paracelsus called fasting, ‘the greatest remedy; the physician within.’
References & Endnotes from my first book 'Eat Less, Live Long' takes you through the basic journey I went on to get well, and what I learnt along the way from the world’s oldest and healthiest people, including their secrets to youthful vitality and longevity.
This is a 'Jason' version of the varied and controversial official food pyramids. It is a basic guide, a support, an inspiration, an overview. Print it and stick it up somewhere you will look at it while getting food, preparing food, cooking food or buying food!
Here is a reminder of the basic way we have always eaten. Mostly plants. Mostly wholefoods. Greens dominating the plate. Lots of fibre. Lots of colour. This is how I eat. A plant-based wholefood diet. Very cool for your fridge door or wherever the food is!
Grapefruit is super gentle on digestion, high in fibre, bursting with living enzymatic activity, it stimulates the liver to detoxify the body, has prebiotics, is packed with vitamin and plantioxidant components AND contains naringenin to naturally help burn fat!
Here is a 17-minute live interview I did for the Get Australia Healthy Show. They asked me questions about fasting before I presented a huge sold out seminar in Australia in 2012. It was great fun and then a mega massive night OMG. I got mobbed hahaha.