Simple secret UNLOCKS the path to longevity

If your New Year’s resolution includes getting healthier and living longer…

I may just have the solution for you.

And rest assured, it’s really quite simple.

I’m NOT talking about those off-the-wall approaches—odd devices, injectables, miracle creams, pharmaceuticals used for off-label purposes…

Because the reality is, the path to longevity ISN’T complicated (or expensive).

When restrictions are beneficial

Let’s talk about calorie restriction (CR).

As you know, I’m not a fan of the calories in, calories out theory. In fact, I think it’s rubbish.

That said, CR is the most-studied, non-genetic intervention to counter the effects of aging. And research shows it BOOSTS longevity!

The Comprehensive Assessment of Long-term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy (CALERIE) study was a randomized controlled trial (RCT) that looked at the effects of reducing calorie intake by 25 percent over two years among young- and middle-aged, non-obese adults.

Compared to a control group, participants maintained a normal intake of essential nutrients during their CR intervention.

Ultimately, CR improved cardiometabolic risk factors and reduced blood pressure without any adverse effects on quality of life.

In other words, CR helped protect against life-shortening events and conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, stroke, heart attack, and more.

In addition, researchers found there was some decline in muscle mass linked to CR. However, it wasn’t associated with a decline in muscle strength—meaning it actually improved muscle health.

Not to mention, in laboratory animals, including non-human primates, CR has been found to contribute to the maintenance of healthy, functional muscle into late life. And now, this study shows CR does the same things in humans.

This is also KEY—as the preservation of muscle structure and function overtime is associated with longevity and independence.

Small adjustment, BIG reward

Of course, there was a lot of science to unpack from this trial. So, let me end with this…

The CALERIE trial highlighted how CR helps:

  • Support mitochondrial function—the energy powerhouses behind every cell in our body
  • Protect our telomeres—the tiny bits of DNA and protein that cap the chromosomes inside your cells
  • Lower inflammation—the root cause behind most illness and disease

That’s no small feat… and all from eating a few less calories each day!

My go-to recommendation for CR is intermittent fasting (IF).

There are a few different approaches, but I also think that’s the beauty of IF.

For example, you can limit your daily meals to specific eating windows—say, between noon and 6 p.m., like I do. You can use the 5:2 approach, where any two days in a single week are your fasting days. Or you can use the alternate-day fasting approach, where you fast every other day.

As a rule of thumb, most people eat fewer than 500 calories on their fasting days. On non-fasting days, you eat without CR.

The key, as the trial also emphasized, is to NEVER skimp on essential nutrients. So, you’ll always want to follow the basics of a healthy, balanced diet.

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“Want to live longer, healthier lives? Restricting calories may help.” MedicalNews Today, 10/22/2023. (