Welcome to Episode 16 of The Intermittent Fasting Journal Podcast/Videocast! In this episode, I tell about another week of Daily IF. Reishes’ Fasting and Feasting found Hubby and I at a 50 pund week loss together (me for 20 weeks; him for 12 weeks at that point in our weight loss!). He is losing FAST…..36 pounds in three months. I am losing pounds slowly but losing inches super fast–at 14 pounds in 20 weeks. I then discuss how quickly you can lose recently “gained weight” with Daily IF. (And what really is “weight loss”?) I tell about my protocol of OMAD/3 (One Meal a Day broken up into three eating times) rather than the grazing approach–and its effects on cravings and Appetite Correction. Furthermore, I explain how opening my window with a low carb snack/something nutrient dense has done four things for me: (1) Lowered my total carbs for the evening by 20% or more; (2) Extended the “fast” (“fasting mimicking”) by a couple more hours; (3) Warded off cravings; (4) Helped with Appetite Correction. Then I moved into Listener Lessons—all about Special Occasions, vacations, long weekends, and more. I remind listeners that you can “eat anything you want but not everything you want”! I taught about how to determine if something is truly a special occasion. And how it is the diet mentality that causes us to look for ways to “go off” our eating protocol. However, with fasting we should look for ways to guard our fasting hours! I instruct listeners to tweak days leading up to a special occasion and keep a high fasting average so as not to disrupt Fat Adaption. I walk through food associations and how we need to disassociate many of them instead of using them as excuses to overeat, fast shorter, etc. I also instruct listeners in the importance of getting rid of perfection. We are after progression not perfection in Daily IF. Get rid of the “all or nothing” mentality! Don’t punish yourself, but plan and make allowances for special occasions. Our episode today is brought to us by the amazing, natural, plant-based supplement called Ease. It contains four natural ingredients that will help with weight loss, inflammation, discomfort, and more: New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel, Bromelain, Tumeric, and Serapeptaise. Learn more about this product here.


I have just created an amazing download to teach people how to get started with Daily IF.– it is a 20-page booklet with four different start up protocols all laid out for you and tons of details about fasting. It’s called Donna’s Daily IF Start Up Charts, and it’s yours free!









 Podcast/Videocast Episode 16


A. My Experience–Reishes’ Fasting and Feasting

1. Lose gained weight quickly with IF
2. Open window with low carb snack
3. Boundaries of OMAD/3–not grazing
4. 50 lbs together—36 for Ray and 14 for me 4 months


B. Listener Lessons–Getting ready for spring and summer events!

1. What are special occasions?
2. Choose specials carefully
3. Tweak window–watch average
4. Truly special–you will likely gain weight–what is true weight gain
5. Food associations
6. Not all or nothing–get rid of perfectionism
7. Don’t punish yourself
8. Make up hours and carbs wisely


C. Three benchmarks for choosing foods for OMAD/3

i. Foods that give you nutrients you need

ii. Foods that make you feel great (never eat a food that makes you feel bad)

iii. Foods that you enjoy–social, community, family, traditions, fun!



D. Today’s Sponsor/Supplementation—Plexus Ease! Anti-inflammatory! Weight Loss! And More!


1. Four Ingredients

a. New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel: amazing anti-inflammatory; indigenous people no arthritis!

b. Bromelain—enzyme found in pineapple; anti inflammatory, reduces swelling, post surgery pain reduction, asthma/allergy relief

c. Tumeric–fights inflammation at the molecular level; helps with depression and cognitive function

d. Serapeptaise—enzyme that breaks down non-living tissue in the body; reduces viscosity of mucous in ears, nose, & throat (also in our ProBio 5)


2. Weight loss aid

a. Studies show strong correlation between chronic inflammation and weight loss

b. As weight went up, so did inflammation markers

c. Great for detoxification too


3. Do not take if you have a shellfish allergy

a. Plexus Slim–carb control, cravings lessened, appetite suppressed, energy, pain relief, sleep, weight loss

b. BioCleanse–magnesium supplement–inflammation reduced, oxygenizes the body, gut health, cleanses digestive tract

c. ProBio 5—three ingredients in one–probiotic that doesn’t lose its potency as it goes down, antifungals to break down bad bacteria, digestive enzymes


4. Videos to help you

a. Short:




b. Ease:




5. Our store

6. Plexus Ease

7. What Plexus products do I start with video

8. Contact us for help: 260-433-4365




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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