In this Fast Shot episode, Donna Reish, blogger, author of 100 curriculum books for preschool through twelfth graders, seeker of health and fitness, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, talks about the benefits of water and what to do when you can’t stomach water during your fasting hours. She begins the broadcast with the many ways water benefits us during fasting, weight loss, and for health. She then describes the importance of measuring what you want to move–as in counting your water each day. Then Donna gives several potential solutions to the water-makes-me-nauseous-during-fasting issue, including various kinds of water, sparkling water, ice, hot water, lemon, and lime. Finally, she describes other out of the box ways to get water in, including coffee, tea, decaf coffee/tea, flavored waters, and tanking up during your eating window. She encourages listeners to implement Bert Herring’s “study of one” to determine anything that might spike insulin during the fast and the importance of avoiding those things.



1. Need for water

a. Flushes toxins
b. Flushes fat
c. Fills up belly (can trick grehlin)
d. Reduces bloating as it moves food through better
e. Half your body weight in ounces of water

2. Can’t “move what you don’t measure”!

a. Use water measuring each day
b. Water bottle filled up X number of times

3. Making you sick to your stomach during fast

a. Try different kinds
b. Try bubbling/sparkling/carbonated water
c. Try ice or no ice
d. Try hot water
e. Use lemon or lime in it

4. Still can’t stomach it

a. See if something like True Lemon spikes your insuln
b. Drink it via coffee or tea–even decaf has tremendous benefits (see episode # 32–I’ll link it below)
c. Drink full 20 ounces of water with first food of day to get a lot in at one time
d. Drink a lot with your food
e. Take mineral supplements if feeling dehydrated or like electrolytes are out of balance

Coffee/Tea Broadcast #32



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