Is intermittent fasting for you?
Around the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center we are hearing that intermittent fasting is all the rage. It is an eating method believed to help you live longer, lessen inflammation, lose weight and more. It is not about what you eat but rather when you eat. The idea is to have a window of eating and a period of fasting; the fasting period typically ranges from 16 to 24 hours at least a couple times a week.
The benefits supposedly include an increase in the human growth hormone which helps burn fat and gain muscle. Fasting can also improve your insulin sensitivity. Weight loss is also a benefit as that fasting period allows for less caloric intake as long as you are mindful of what you eat during your eating window.
More importantly people who fast report feeling better, experience less pain and after getting into the rhythm of it, find it easy to follow. Dr. Kenneth Weizer of Providence Integrative Medicine is going to present information on intermittent fasting at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. Cost of the presentation is $5 per person.
Dr. Weizer is a cancer survivor who has a deep personal commitment to serving cancer patients. By listening and responding to the unique physical and emotional needs of each patient, he hopes to support not just the body, but also the mind and spirit. With the intention of supporting the patient in a way that is reasonable, simple and thorough, Dr. Weizer focuses his suggestions on diet, exercise, stress reduction and evidence-based natural medicines. If you are curious about intermittent fasting, or want to better understand it if you are already practicing, plan on attending Dr. Weizer's presentation. Registration required.
The lunch menu this week features spaghetti and meatballs on Friday, Jan. 24; fish tacos on Monday, Jan. 27 and Italian sausage orzo soup on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Cost is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and over and $5 for everyone else.
The LOACC is located at 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego, 97034. A list of activities and support groups can be found on our website, loacc.info. Use the menu found on the left side of the website, click on "Activities" and "Services" for more details. Call 503-635-3758 to register for classes, events, make lunch reservations or schedule a massage.
Maria Bigelow is a program supervisor at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.
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