In this episode, blogger and Daily Intermittent Faster, Donna Reish summarizes her fourteenth week on Daily IF, including her week of carb counting while IF (under 50 net carbs)–and the effect this had on her weight and her enjoyment. She explained how the carb counting took precedence over the control of the eating window–and how she would do that differently if she ever decided to count carbs more often. Then Donna explained the difference between low carb eating and keto eating–and why a person can seldom “sort of keto” with good results. In “Listener Lessons,” Donna dives into the three things factors to consider in determining what to eat in your eating window: a) food that gives you the nutrients you need; b) food that makes you feel good (i.e. no carb comas or brain fog); and c) food you enjoy. Daily IF can meet all of these criteria! Finally, she emphasizes the importance of following something that you can stay on!





Intermittent Fasting Journal: Week 14 February 5


A. What I Did/My Results


1. Added low carb five days a week

a. Trying to stay under 50 net carbs

b. Dreaded the counting again

c. Definitely didn’t look forward to my OMAD as much

d. Found myself eating more than my OMAD/3 just to try to satisfy longing for foods I enjoy


2. Results

a. Gained weight! (Thankfully, this is recorded after the fact, so it took a week on OMAD/3 of not counting anything to take that right off!)

b. Learned a lot about how IF affects my enjoyment of food and how true the statement is: “Short Term Sacrifice for Long Term Results”!



B. Listener Lessons

1. What should you eat?

a. Gives you the nutrients you need
b. Makes you feel good
c. Foods you enjoy


2. Can you “sort of” keto?

a. Low carb vs. keto
b. A keto diet that someone goes off and on is a “high calorie” diet and will not yield weight loss
c. What helps you the most (to get the nutrients you need; makes you feel good; foods you enjoy)
d. What can you stay on?



C. Plexus Supplementation: ProBio 5


1. ProBio 5 third product in TriPlex

a. Slim drink (Episode 11)

b. BioCleanse (Episode 12)

c. ProBio 5


2. Three Products in One

a. Digestive Enzymes

b. Anti-Fungals

c. Probiotic


3. Ingredients

a. Proprietary Enzyme Blend

i. Proteases

ii. Chitosanase

iii. Serrapeptase

b. Probiotic Blend–5 strains of probiotic bacteria

c. Other

i. Vitamin C

ii. Vitamin B6

iii. Grape seed extract

iv. Contains yeast


4. Benefits

a. Promotes digestive health

b. Promotes a healthy immune system

c. Contains enzymes to aid in the breakdown of proteins and fibrous foods during digestion

d. Helps reduce free radical damage in the body


Below are a couple of links to books I use and love. I am an affiliate for 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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