Week 10/Episode 10–Christmas Week! Donna Reish, blogger at Donna Reish.com, author of “Fasting Inferno” parody, and teacher at The Intermittent Fasting Journal podcast/FB Group, describes her amazing Christmas week with Daily Intermittent Fasting and all of the incredible lessons she learned. She explains how she ate what she loved on the truly “special days” but did not extend the special days on and on. She describes the importance of starting rituals and ending rituals during special occasions as well as how to rearrange the fasting schedule during holidays and vacations. Donna explains her husband’s new IF protocol and success as of three weeks ago. In Listener Lessons, Donna teaches signs of fat adaptation that occur after three or four weeks, including no longer having extreme hunger/feelings of starvation, losing the food/carbohydrate preoccupation, having sustained energy, enjoying good sleep, and having clear thinking. She then reviews coping, distraction, and self-soothing techniques from Episodes 7, 8, and 9 for during the fasting window.





Intermittent Fasting Week 10: December 25

A. What I Did/ My Results

1) Self Talk

2) Eat what I love

3) Arranging holidays and get togethers

a. Second “brunch” since I started ten weeks ago
b. Longer eating window
c. Using starting and stopping rituals during holidays

4) Can stay strong so much different than other holidays and “diets”

5) Husband joined!

a. Couldn’t dance three weeks ago due to knee and plantar fascitis pain
b. Pushed him to IF
c. Ten pounds in three weeks!


6) Results

a. No weight loss–8 pounds in 10 weeks
b. No holiday weight gain!
c. “Starting over” after long eating windows?



B. What I’ve Learned (Listener Lessons)

1) Fat Adaption

a. Not extreme hunger/starvation feelings
b. Lose food/carbohydrate preoccupation
c. Sustained energy
d. Good sleep
e. Brain clear/clear thinking and creating

2) Do we go in and out of fat adaption?

3) What I eat the night before (i.e. too many carbs) can have effect on hunger the next day

4) Keep using coping and distraction techniques

a. 5 Second Rule
b. Self Talk
c. Physical actions–brushing teeth, walking away from fridge, tapping on hips or stomach, etc.
d. Starting rituals–more necessary during laxer times than ever before


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1. TriPlex



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Below are a couple of links to books I use and love. I am an affiliate for Amazon.com. If you click on the links below I will earn a small commission. Thank you for your support of this blog!



5 Ways to Find Me and Find Out More About Daily Intermittent Fasting!

(1) FB Group for Support and Daily Help

(2) Blog with all videos, articles, 5 Top Tips for IF Slideshow, and more.

(3) IF Journal Podcast at iTunes

(4) YouTube channel

(5) Donna Reish Blogger FB Page




1) “Delay, Don’t Deny” book (amazing!)

2) “The Obesity Code” book

3) “Feast Without Fear” book

4) “The Complete Book of Fasting” (Jason Fung)

5) “Appetite Correction” book

6) “9 Facts About Plexus Slim” article

7) Free sample Plexus Slim

8) Our Plexus store

9) “Fasting Inferno” blog post with fun YouTube song and lyrics!


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