21 Quotes on Intermittent Fasting

Thinking of trying out intermittent fasting? Needing some motivating inspiration? Wanting to achieve a healthy lifestyle can be appealing. Sometimes, we just need a slight boost to get us started. Whether it’s words of encouragement or wisdom, quotes always help me with that wanted motivation.

What is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is the practice of eliminating food consumption for a varied time period. Some practice it by fasting for 16 hours and eating in an 8-hour window; 12 hours fasting then eating during a 12-hour window; fasting for 18 hours, eating in a 6-hour window; or alternate fasting every other day.

Intermittent fasting has multiple proven health benefits, including reduced inflammation, improved brain function, increased lifespan, weight loss, improved metabolic health, improved heart health, and reduced blood pressure—to name a few. These health benefits are additional motivation to begin intermittent fasting.

Check out 21 quotes I’ve compiled of some of the best, most inspiring quotes on intermittent fasting.

  1. “The goal of fasting is inner unity.” – Thomas Merton
  2. “Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself.” – Rumi
  3. “The job of fasting is to supply the body with the ideal environment to accomplish its work of healing.” – Joel Furhman
  4. “Fasting of the body is food for the soul.” – John Chrysostom
  5. “Intermittent fasting enhances the ability of nerve cells to repair DNA.” – Mark Mattson
  6. “Your body has two fuel sources: food and stored food. You’re switching them when you fast.” – Dr. Jason Fung
  7. “Fasting for many people becomes not only a physical but also an emotional and spiritual process.” – Cynthia Thurlow
  8. “Fasting is the single greatest natural healing therapy. It is nature’s ancient, universal ‘remedy’ for many problems.” – Elson Haas, M.D.
  9. “Fasting, or intermittent fasting, gives us an opportunity to really get all the best cells all the time and that’s what we all want.” – Steven Gundry
  10. “Periodic fasting can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and the spirit.” – Ezra Taft Benson
  11. “Fasting strengthens control over our appetites, thus contributing to self-mastery.” – George Rergin
  12. “Intermittent fasting is incredibly useful in aiding fat loss, preventing cancer, building muscle, and increasing resilience. Done correctly, it’s one of the most painless high-impact ways to live longer.” – Dave Asprey
  13. “During a fast, you will find out if it is you that controls your thoughts or if it is your thoughts that control you.” – Author Unknown
  14. “The best of all medicines and resting and fasting.” – Benjamin Franklin
  15. “Fasting is a calming experience. It is restful…relieves anxiety and tension. It is rarely depressing and it is often downright exhilarating.” – Alan Cott, M.D.
  16. “Diet-wise, I practice intermittent fasting, keeping me alert, as the body is using up its energy stores.” – Jax Jones
  17. “I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency.” – Plato
  18. “Everyone who does intermittent fasting talks about it as a lifestyle, not a diet. They come for the weight loss, but stay for the health benefits.” – author unknown
  19. “Intermittent fasting definitely and massively increases autophagy. And thanks to our caveman history, it thrived. In times of little food, lysosomes would race around the body looking for damaged cells, pre-diseased cells, and cells which weren’t doing much. It would chop them apart – into their smallest parts – and either burn them for energy, or use them to repair other areas. Simply, it would perform miracles without any outside help.” – Robert Skinner
  20. “On fasting days, picture your ideal body and remember that your body is dipping into its fat reserve for energy and repairing damaged cells. Let that knowledge encourage and support you.” – David Ortner
  21. “The price of fasting is zero.” – Dr. Jason Fung

Reference these words of wisdom to motivate you to begin your intermittent fasting journey. For more information about what I do, or if you are interested in coaching, or working with me to develop your business plan, CLICK HERE to chat with me.