The origin ofintermittent fastinghas become tied to recenthealthdiscoveries and trends.
But it is much older than the recent claims and findings that is making new converts on a daily basis.
In fact, the origin of intermittent fasting can be traced back into time when our human ancestors were nothing but mere nut gatherers and hunters.
A period when food was not as abundant as our present day society now have as a fixed reality.
During those times it would take them days before a kill is made which is then shared among the tribe.
These were in turn shared in portions to last them for days with fasting taking the larger space of their daily clock.
On some days they would go hunting and come back with nothing. And it was just normal to wait until the next day to see if Providence would bless their efforts.
The next day might come with the same hard luck and instead of meat they would have to go in search of nuts to feed on.
It was this ancient eating pattern that kept them lean and agile and it is the same eating pattern that has now being discovered to possess the ability to increase fat oxidation, reduce body weight, and accelerate fat loss.
Our ancestors had to search for foods to eat, and when they did, had to share it into small portions that would last them for days.