Intermittent Fasting Journal: Week 3



Welcome to the third episode/week of The Intermittent Fasting Journal podcast! I hope you like the format of the podcasts/videos. I am trying to pack as much “education” (teacherish!) into each one as I can while still being very experiential/journal-like. I also hope that you will follow my journey/journal even if you have no interest in supplements.


I purposely do all of the “journey” and the “results” and more in the podcast and tell you at the end that I am going to discuss the supplements that I am using and how they are helping me. This way you can learn even if you don’t want to hear the “commercial’! 🙂 I am so excited about this way of life already! I hope it helps you as well!



Oh, and I would love to have you join The Intermittent Fasting Journal FB Group. We are small now, just starting out, but I have big plans for the group as I grow in my journey, and I would love to share it all with you. (Watch the blog and that FB group for my new (Free!) IF Start Up Charts coming out in December!)


IF Coaching Group coming January first! Watch the blog (Donna and the podcast for more details!









Intermittent Fasting Journal Podcast Notes


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!


(1) What I Did

a. 19:5

b. AC in full swing

c. Wasn’t hard to do 20-23 hrs

d. Based on my eating window not fasting

i. I make sure it’s not more than a five hour eating window–and less than this some days

ii. 2, 3, 4, or 5 hour eating window

iii. Adjust eating window for your schedule

e. Put away all counting tools (except eat hrs + T-Tapp exercise mins)

f. Got out of FB Groups–no longer captive to all the diets, counting, “bad” foods, etc.



(2) Results

a. Definitely felt I could do it forever

b. Hunger not before 16 hrs now

c. Lost 1 lb.



(3) What I learned

a. Fits well with minimalism

i. Less cooking, buying, storing, organizing, cleaning, and shopping

ii. Time spent eating, cleaning, cooking, and tracking can be spent on things I love

b. Using self-talk helps me stay focused (Book: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself)

i. “I am a disciplined person who has control over my fasting and eating windows. I tell my body what to do, and it does what I say.”

ii. “I am at my goal weight through Intermittent Fasting. I fast easily and for long periods of time each day.”

iii. “Intermittent Fasting is not hard for me. I can do it easily.”

c. Five Second Rule–Count down–“5, 4, 3, 2, 1–FAST!” or “5, 4, 3, 2, 1–Fat Burn!”

d. Economical–saving tons of money on food!



(4) Plexus Products/Supplementation

a. Pink drink–Plexus Slim

i. 5 calorie drink, sweetened with stevia, natural, plant-based—shake it in a water bottle (no blender needed)

ii. Energy, blood-sugar balancing, prebiotic for metabolism boosting and appetite suppression

iii. Also elevates mood, helps with sleep, and gives energy

b. Boost and/or Accelerator

i. Boosts metabolism, burns fat, suppresses appetite

ii. Natural caffeine–equivalent of 1 cup of coffee per capsule

c. Coaching group for Plexus users—starting January 1st

iii. Accelerator also has anti-depressant qualities






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

2) “Appetite Correction” book

3)  “Feast Without Fear” book

4) The Intermittent Fasting Journal podcast in iTunes

5) Donna Reish blog (home of IF articles and videos, low carb cooking/baking, and productivity teaching)

6) “9 Facts About Plexus Slim” article

7) Free sample Plexus Slim

8) Our Plexus store



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