Intermittent Fasting: Transformational Technique | Cynthia Thurlow | TEDxGreenville

NOTE FROM TED: Please do not look to this talk for medical advice and consult a medical professional before adopting an intermittent fasting regiment. This talk only represents the speaker’s views on fasting, diet, and health. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give organizers are described in more detail here:

Two-thirds of women 40-59 years old are overweight and more than 1/2 are obese. Intermittent fasting can help women lose weight effectively. And can have profound impact on bio-physical profiles, but also improved self esteem and interpersonal relationships. It is easy to implement, it is inexpensive and flexible.

Cynthia is a Western medicine trained nurse practitioner and functional nutritionist who is passionate about female hormonal health. She believes that the inherent power of food and nutrition can be your greatest asset to your health and wellness journey. She works 1:1 with female clients and is the creator of Wholistic Blueprint a 6-week signature program for female hormonal health, she's also the co-host of Everyday Wellness podcast and a recurring segment contributor on her local ABC affiliate in Washington, DC. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

100+ komento:

Fasting is an incredibly powerful health hack that can literally save your life!
Ebu Bayram
Ebu Bayram:
What if I told you that maybe every TED TALK starts with "What if I told you"?
Greg Kling
Greg Kling:
Rare, in today's age, that someone 1: actually shares the details without just hinting they are in a book you have to buy, and 2: isn't selling powders, pills, or shakes.
Roger Thompson
Roger Thompson:
I used to weigh over 400 pounds. In a little over a year I have been able to to lose over 100 pounds over the last year. I did this by intermittent fasting and switched to a WFPB (Whole Foods Plant-Based) lifestyle. No exercise, no counting calories. I am disabled so I couldn't exercise. But now with the weight loss, I can exercise. Exercise is a necessary key component for me now. I got down below 300 pounds and suddenly my weight loss stalled. So now I do DDP YOGA and use a stationary exercise bike. The adventure continues.
jon hayward
jon hayward:
The human body actually needs way less food than we think it does...
Shahyad Esfandiary
Shahyad Esfandiary:
Breakfast is the first meal you take when you Break your Fast....but nobody said it had to be in the morning 😜
D e w i
D e w i:
It's my third day of intermittent fasting. Wish me luck 💪
Ken Marriott
Ken Marriott:
The sugar industry, soft drink and snack food industry don't like this talk. They gave it a thumbs down.
Sanaaa fancy
Sanaaa fancy:
Now i can justify sleeping 16 hours a day 😜
Plant-based Diet + FASTING= THE BEST of THE BEST
Ilshim 34
Ilshim 34:
My intermittent fasting consists of eating between 12pm and 4pm and fasting the rest of time. I have been doing this for over eight months and I feel as good as I can be at my age (I will be 77 in a few days!) I am extremely poor, so I can't afford the best quality salmon, and most of my vegetables, avocados, and nuts are not organic, but I eat as healthy as my budget allows. Sometimes what you don't eat is just as important as what you eat. Avoid processed and sugary foods, avoid restaurants (I can't afford them anyway!), make everything from scratch, chew your food well, etc. Hope it helps!
As a 62 year old woman, I was exercising at a gym 5/6 days a week... eating low carb... lost some weight. Added the fast... doubled my weight lost, muscle increase, great mood, increased energy and I was never hungry!!! THIS WORKS!!!
Lisa Ariaz
Lisa Ariaz:
Im on day 7, and i've already lost 9 pounds! this really works!
btw i used the 16/8 method :)
update: i've lost 18 pounds!
Sean Kelsey
Sean Kelsey:
I started out at 260 lbs last month and started intermittent fasting a month later I'm 240 lbs trying to hit 200
Thetruthwill Setyoufree
Thetruthwill Setyoufree:
Stop eating at 8pm and skip breakfast, You are welcome.
John Hutsebaut
John Hutsebaut:
Great talk! I do intermittent fasting every day and occasionally shoot for a 24-72 hour fast.
I also try to eat low carb - Keto.

I can finally see my abs and I'm 62!
Sold me at " age more slowly..."
Ash Fran
Ash Fran:
Nothing, absolutely nothing, has worked so well for me! I highly recommend it, I went from a size 14/16 to a size 8/10, my brain was functioning so amazingly and I was happy everyday day. I paired it up with daily yoga, breathing exercises, meditation, healthy eating (avocados, sourdough bread, smoothies and loads of nuts...). I do have to say, it is a lot easier to pick up this habit if you live on your own, if you have people at home with you that aren't taking this on it's gonna be a bit of a challenge, so good luck! I'm gonna start doing it again.
Sayem Bhuiyan
Sayem Bhuiyan:
When people have to preach fasting in 21st century when fasting has been there for many centuries, you know how much our society has fallen despite all the technological advancements we made.
Bill Balleza
Bill Balleza:
She failed to mention the best part. You are fasting while you sleep, so it is really only eight waking hours you have to be concerned about.
Esther Puru
Esther Puru:
4 days in with 1 meal a day 22:2 fasting and I feel great. Will try for 30 days if this is good 4 me I will make it my life
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent:
Think of the money you could save by cutting back on foods and making you feel good inside and out!
I have only had one evening meal per day for around ten years now. I'm never hungry and full of energy.
Aryan Chauhan
Aryan Chauhan:
we hindus are practicing fasting with regularity ,its in our religion fundamentals
Kira D
Kira D:
I don’t even eat breakfast, I’ve been unknowingly intermittent fasting for years I always eat after 12pm
She’s thin because she doesn’t stand still.
Thomas Andres
Thomas Andres:
I've been in Chronic pain for 18 years. Was on 150 mcg's of Fentanyl for 7 years until it almost killed me... I have been trying this 12 hr fasting and it works. Been Opioid free for 9 years. The right food decreases pain by 80%... taught this old dog a new trick for sure.
Diamond Films
Diamond Films:
Fast at breakfast, eat more berries and green leafy things, fast 16 hours a day and eat during the other bread, no pasta and way less alcohol. Okay got it. oh, and lots of water. Thank you!
I tried this for 3 weeks. One month later I wore a linen suit to a summer party. It hadn't fit me for 5 years.
Rebecca Bello
Rebecca Bello:
I stumbled upon IF. After retiring I've been sleeping in till late morning and have breakfast around 11 or 12. Usually coffee and toast with peanut butter. I then eat a normal dinner at a normal time and then I am full and done for the day. I started losing weight (I was pretty overweight) and worried i had cancer or something because I kept losing weight. One day while watching a daytime TV show with a guest nutritionist who was touting IF, I realized that's what I was doing. I had lost 34 pounds and it wasn't cancer! I have been able to keep the weight off during this time of quarantine while everyone else is gaining. It is the easiest "diet" I have ever done. It's not really a diet.
Paul Gallimore
Paul Gallimore:
What she is saying is quite correct. Sugar is a major issue, though, the big food corporations put it in ABSOLUTELY everything; it's the real cause of the obesity epidemic. The solution is to reduce what you eat from packets, cans, bottles and sachets. Get that and the fasting right, and weight will drop off you - like it did for me.
BadHombre RX
BadHombre RX:
Its actually very easy, have dinner early, and have a late breakfast. Do the math.
Percy Mantle
Percy Mantle:
4.3 thousand fast food restaurant owners....disliked this!
Can we just talk about how eloquent she is? I love listening to hear her talk
"Breakfast being the most important meal of the day is wrong"

Random guy: "aw"
Rimma Zak
Rimma Zak:
Great video. I’m 57 and was wondering How many times a week should practice intermittent fasting. And if practicing 16/8 wouldn’t that be defeating the purpose of intermittent fasting if one has 2 eat for 8 hours in the order 2 get all their macros in or do one fast for 16 hrs eat and fast again for 8.
Fasting is part of our culture since ever
Jose Guilarte
Jose Guilarte:
“What if I told you...” how every TED talk begins.
Telma Frege
Telma Frege:
I've been doing Intermittent Fasting since January 6th. I've lost 25 lbs so far and I know I can lose more if I watch what I'm eating (I'm not paying too much attention to what I eat, only to the times I'm fasting/eating). It works. I mostly do 20:4 (20 hrs fasting, 4 hrs eating). It's the first time I'm able to lose weight in 2+ years and after trying different things (other diets, trainers at the gym, etc).
After this video I started intermittent fasting and in less than 4 weeks lost 7kg in weight thank you x
Ankan Biswas
Ankan Biswas:
Start at 6:22 to have a head start with the concept of "Intermittent Fasting".
Rachel Stacy
Rachel Stacy:
Love this! I have been doing this for 5 months now and am loving it!
Indi Rangel
Indi Rangel:
Physicians are "NOT" recommending their patients to eat all day long.
Eating breakfast in the morning makes tired and hungry throughout the day. I like to eat once a day between 1pm and 5pm.
We Family Of Three
We Family Of Three:
38 days in, 14lbs down. Overall feel AMAZING!
I used to be an all-day grazer. From 7 or 8 am to 11pm at night. Now, I’ve been fasting 16-19 hours and eating within a 5-8 hour window (mostly 16:8) for 8 months and have dropped more than 30 lbs without counting a calorie or macro. I’m so glad I learned about intermittent fasting!
Ayoub Abid
Ayoub Abid:
People trying intermittent fasting: it's so hard 😢
Muslims : whaaaaat you get to drink water ?
Marta dh
Marta dh:
Touched the wrong side of her body when pointing at her liver- ooops lost some credibility for me there
Jacqueline H
Jacqueline H:
This changed my life. I fasted for 16 hours every day and timed it for a week. My energy levels are amazing, my body composition became better, my digestion improved, i save money and food since i only cook when i eat once or twice per day... I am so impressed.
Carol Shannon
Carol Shannon:
I’ve been intermittent fasting for about 2 years now and I absolutely love it. I , however, do not skip breakfast because from my research I feel it’s not in my best interest. My hours of food consumption begin at about 9 am and I’m finished eating by 2 pm. So I have a 19 hour window where I’m not eating and I love it! The first week was hard but after that, it was easy. Lots of time for the body to do its spring cleaning :) I also walk 2 1/2 miles a day. I don’t eat meat and rarely dairy but I do eat fish. Lots of greens, nuts, some fruit. I rotate what I eat all the time. So much easier, less dishes, less food prep, more time for fun! Grazing all day long is the worst thing you can do for your body as digestion requires more energy than literally ANY OTHER ACTIVITY!
Adam Mohsen
Adam Mohsen:
Only eat when your hungry, and only eat enough to defeat the hunger. This will get rid of fixed meal timings and overeating.
Salvador Macias
Salvador Macias:
Intermittent fasting broke my weight loss plateau, I went down 8 lbs in 2 weeks 😊
Robert Banker
Robert Banker:
the video actually starts at 6:30 -- you can skip ahead
Simone Renee
Simone Renee:
I gained 5 pounds in 14 days because quarantine... 😳😳
S M:
I've lost 16 ppunds in 4 weeks. I'm starting to see a slow down. 35 pounds to go!
Сократ за Арцах
Сократ за Арцах:
Eating little and no snacking in between meals is how the rest of the world lives naturally. I've never heard of snacking untill I got to the US. Great lecture.
I loved “diabetes type 3” for Alzeheimers... there’s something to talk about right there
Abdulmohamed Juma
Abdulmohamed Juma:
Guys, she said free, simple and flexible yet all the comments about what is the best time to eat and fast. Set your own schedule. Period. Also tea and coffee and water is okay as long as you don't add sugar or cream. Most doctors advocating IF say that keep a drink under 50 calories and you will not break your fast. Pretty sure I will get a ton of comments about this last line!! Keep it S.I.M.P.L.E. but start NOW.
C M:
I lost 60 plus pounds with this an walking on a treadmill
SOUL Documentary
SOUL Documentary:
Humans who were able to fast historically were able to survive. We inherited their genes. Makes so much sense. 👍
Intermittent fasting is awesome! I've been doing it for over a year and lost over 100 lbs
parul patel
parul patel:
This fasting also in hypothyroidism?
I am 10-12 Kg over weight.
Can some one had good results?
Milky Way
Milky Way:
I'm excited and afraid at the same time but i'm definitely gonna try fasting. Great talk!
Summer R
Summer R:
Amen Sister! I completely agree!! My health is finally being transformed for the better from the inside out due to intermittent fasting. Keep getting the word out! It will save lives no doubt!!
Tom Robertson
Tom Robertson:
Time can never be recovered
Just thinking of the next meal, planning what to eat , cooking .....
You gain one to three hrs for every meal you skip
Barbara Dempsey
Barbara Dempsey:
I have been intermittent fasting for three years now in combination with a whole foods,
plant-based fish diet. It keeps my weight off and I feel very healthy. Once you eliminate sugar and processed foods, it gets much easier.
Annika Auditore
Annika Auditore:
This is true! I did this every 4-5 days a week and I lost more than 10 Kilograms...about 20 pounds.
Bespren Brian
Bespren Brian:
She's not gonn have multi million dollar sponsor from Coke and Cheetos.
T Bone
T Bone:
As a kid in the 70's we had 2 meals a day, lunch and dinner. I didn't eat breakfast and nor did I miss it. Never wanted to eat in the morning as a kid anyway. In the evening mom had to make me come in and eat dinner. There were no snacks in the pantry with the exception of popcorn you had to make on the stove.
Thomas Wilborn Jr
Thomas Wilborn Jr:
She is ABSOLUTELY right! I lost 60lbs skipping "the most important meal of the day." I tried the 16:8. The first 30lbs was lost with no exercise or diet change, the last 30lbs were lost with diet change and exercise. It was hands down one of the best changes I have ever made in my life.
Durham Girl
Durham Girl:
I’m doing it. 💪🏻
3:00 - almost like after you have worked all day, your boss calls you back to work!! so what you goina say "No, I quit", thats the same thing your pancreas gona say, if you keep eating all day :)
Sparks and Bubbles
Sparks and Bubbles:
And here I am, gaining 3 to 5lb a month and fighting it down every step of the way....
Frosty Phoenix
Frosty Phoenix:
I have been intermittent fasting since before I knew what it is. Never could eat breakfast, my body wouldn't allow it.
I have tried many different times when to eat and right now I only eat from 3pm to 9pm, since that's the time I'm the most hungry and it fits my schedule well.
ronald smith
ronald smith:
I’m 73 years old. Down 50 pounds in 7 months. Doing 16/8. No problem.
Miss SunShine
Miss SunShine:
I've been doing IF for 3 weeks doing the 19:5 and its working and love it!!
Pam Collins
Pam Collins:
I'm 4 weeks in and LOVING it. Way more energy, more clearheaded and no more bloating!
juhstine wang
juhstine wang:
ive been intermittent fasting without even noticing. thanks corona.
Francis Renaud Huot
Francis Renaud Huot:
Well, all of this could be applied to men too.
Akshat Shah
Akshat Shah:
Its been a week of doing intermittent fasting..and already lost 2 kg in just a week...
Niall Wildwoode
Niall Wildwoode:
I've been on 20/4 for over a year. You quickly get comfortable with it, and my weight is average for my age still.
Angie Maserati Official YouTube
Angie Maserati Official YouTube:
Great info, straight forward and easy to follow for once:)) Thank you!!
Bhavya Barot
Bhavya Barot:
I first experienced Intermittent fasting when I was in Vipassana meditation retreat for 10 days. And lost 4KGs. No exercise. Just eating, sleeping, meditating and slow walking for a few minutes after each meal.
Taking Down Fat With Cdub
Taking Down Fat With Cdub:
I lost 125 pounds using intermittent fasting at age 40. You can do it too
Nancy Bast
Nancy Bast:
She sounds just like Dr. Berg....
D B:
I have been doing this for years without realizing there was a name for it and yes it works and its remarkably transformative
1 week in I've lost 9.8 pounds
Peter S
Peter S:
It’s my fifth day, feel great
Dr. Morgan Nolte, Weight Loss For Health
Dr. Morgan Nolte, Weight Loss For Health:
Can't believe I hadn't commented or liked this video yet! Congrats on your TOP RANKING IF video, Cynthia! This was so well done and I loved your succinct explanation of the benefits of IF.
Libertas Ca
Libertas Ca:
Is that weird I didn’t know about this and I’ve been doing it for years?
Ruggie C. Ruggleby
Ruggie C. Ruggleby:
She gave so much great advice but at the end when she said "and it's FREE" I was sold.
Qi Huna
Qi Huna:
*FASTING is the BEST healing tool!!*
Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith:
Yes, intermittent fasting works but it is NOT AN EXCUSE to stuff your face with junk food because you believe it will come off easily. Please nourish your bodies with real food.
Evander Bangoy
Evander Bangoy:
It's hard since my mom cooks really well but for the sake of my health, I will try this one. Hopefully, I can manage.😇
Stanley Franco
Stanley Franco:
I was skeptical but started over a month ago, already lost 3.5 kg
Jessica Lugay
Jessica Lugay:
I lost 35 lbs doing this and sustained it. I love it
-7kg within 6 days fasting and I feel more energetic than ever
Monstera Go
Monstera Go:
I believed her. Look at her body😂
Patrice Cobb
Patrice Cobb:
Why eat breakfast in the morning when u can eat during lunch and your lunch during dinner time 😏
Margot Pitero
Margot Pitero:
I love IF! And the best part of this for me is that it improved my metabolism so much. This may be TMI but my bowels have been better after I did IF!