How to Build a Low Calorie Diet that Improves Your Longevity

March 19, 2021

There’s a lot of different types of diets that can help increase your lifespan. However, if you’re looking specifically for a low-calorie diet, we’ve got something for you.

...Though to be fair, our recommended low-calorie diet isn’t exactly the type of diet you might expect. You see, there are two types of diets: meal-based diets (for specific foods) and time-based diets (for eating at specific times). If you want to go for improving longevity and fat loss, then a time-based diet will be more your thing. Enter calorie restriction.

Calorie restriction, also known as intermittent fasting, is a simple method of timing out when you eat and when you don’t eat (aka ‘fast’) in order to change the energy balances in your body in such a way that improves your health.

Long-term consistent calorie restriction schedules are shown to statistically increase lifespan. So if one of your goals is related to longevity, then fasting is a pretty good practice to try and start. 

In terms of popularity, there are two main intermittent fasting schedules: 16/8 and 5/2. 16/8 is based on a daily schedule (fast for 16 hours, eat for 8) whereas 5/2 is based on a weekly schedule (fast for 2 days, eat for 5).

If you’re still interested in starting a fast, then you might want to try out our fasting guide on Shanah. Click the link to learn more!

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