“The way to eat a lot, is to eat little, that way you live long enough to be able to eat a lot”
Eating around 30% less than our modern average is a secret shared by the healthiest and longest-lived cultures throughout history. It is simply the most powerful and scientifically-proven way to dramatically improve your chances of a long and healthy life. Fasting one day each week is an easy way to take in around 15% less calories each week. People eating 30% less live up to 50% longer and in much better health. Our modern diet is a highly-processed, low-fibre, 2500-3000 calories daily. All we require, on average, is a high-fibre, nutrient-rich 1900 calories daily. Overeating = oxidative damage = aging old DNA.
Eating 20%-30% Less
Eating 20%-30% less than we usually do (taking us to around 1900 calories daily) = more energy, vitality and stamina → reduced abdominal lifestyle-fat → long-term, healthy, lean weight → a happier digestive system → a more powerful immune system → stable blood glucose levels → a sharper mind → the instant improvement of your DNA → lower body acidity levels → decreased inflammation → a slowing of the aging process.
Eat too much → overweight → diabetes
The relationship between overweight and diabetes is the same as the relationship between smoking and lung cancer. Diabetes causes 50% of heart attacks, limb amputations (arms and legs) and blindness. Diabetes dramatically raises your risk of dying of over 34 different cancers. Living longer? No. Diabetes UK has predicted that UK life expectancy will start falling for the first time in 200 years because of diabetes.
The first ‘eating less’ experiments
The first clinical experiments in calorie restriction (CR) were done in the 1930s on yeast cells, worms, mice, rats, guinea pigs and primates/monkeys. Every creature, regardless of age, fed a controlled lower food intake with full levels of nutrition, lived almost twice as long as those with unrestricted access to food. Not only that, but they were stronger and far more resistant to all disease. Fasting worms outlast their relatives by 19 generations while still maintaining youthful physiological traits. All animals fed a lower calorie diet lived longer, partly because their cells could resist stress better. Eating less primes the body to resist the more severe stresses that make cells age AND reduces the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and brain degradation. Eating less changes your genetic activity with a mechanism which slows aging and holds cell telomere lengths (short telomeres = faster aging).
Scientists studying calorie restriction agree there are huge potential benefits.
Jason wishes to deeply thank, acknowledge and recognise the effort and contribution that the PIF Foundation has provided on a voluntary basis since 2014, as we educated, motivated and inspired change that helps transform the health, vitality and longevity of people all over the world.