Intermittent Fasting Journal #49 – Six Seductive Craving Concentrations

In this broadcast, Donna Reish, blogger, weight loss coach, author of over 100 curriculum books, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, teaches about Dr. Stephan Guyenet’s seductive nutrient combinations (from his book, The Hungry Brain) in a concept she calls “Six Seductive Craving Concentations.”

 

Donna opens the video with how she discovered her “trifecta”—the effect that the combination of flour, sugar, and fat has on her cravings and overeating via pastries, cookies, pies, cakes, and donuts. As she pondered this, she hit upon overweight/brain researcher, the aforementioned Dr. Guyenet, and was able to start piecing together why these foods had this effect on her. (Hint: It isn’t the sugar or the flour or the fat alone—otherwise people would be overweight from Twizzlers or plain sandwich bread or spoonfuls of butter!)

 

Donna teaches Guyenet’s seductive nutrient combinations and their effect on the brain chemical, dopamine. She explains what dopamine is and how it is spiked through the Six Seductive Craving Combinations: sugar, starch, fat, protein, salt, and glutamate. She gives many examples of the combinations and intensity of the combinations and their influence on our cravings, overeating, and overweight.

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Intermittent Fasting Journal #48 – 15 Clues That You Believe Calories Matter

In this broadcast, Donna Reish, author of over 100 curriculum books for students, blogger, weight-loss coach-in-training, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, goes where few IF peeps go: the calorie problem.

She opens with a study that shows just because “experts” say it doesn’t make it true. (Especially when other experts/researchers say something different!) You have to bring together research, your observations of those around you, and your own personal experience.

Donna delves into how the thought that calories have no bearing on weight loss (or health!) can be dangerous because consistently overeating can cause little weight loss, health concerns, unnecessary expense, and more.

Then she introduces fifteen clues that show that maybe you really do believe in calories—just a little. And what we should do with this information (i.e. eat less overall!)

These clues range from watching the calories you burn on devices to cutting back portion sizes to your past history of losing weight while decreasing calories to eliminating nuts or other fattening foods, and more. She emphasizes the importance of defining what you mean when you say “calories don’t work” or “calories don’t matter.”

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My 14-Minute-Fix for Productivity and Clarity (Fast Shot)

Donna Reish, weight loss coach, Intermittent Fasting teacher, blogger, and author of over 100 language arts/writing curriculum books for students from K-12th grades, introduces her 14-Minute-Fix for Productivity and Clarity in this Fast Shot video. First, she gives an overview of the process—that you can either do 14 minutes in the morning, 14 minutes in the evening, or both. If you do AM and PM, it is literally spending 2% of your day planning in order to make the other 98% of your day the most effective and productive as it can be!

Then Donna describes her PM 14 Minute Fix (and how a good tomorrow starts tonight!): First, she checks the calendar for tomorrow’s activities. Then she moves into her First Five and Fast Five (at least three of each if her calendar and dailies allow enough time). Then she charges everything. Next, she evaluates today’s food. And then she leaves “bread crumbs” for tomorrow’s early morning activities, including journal station and workout clothes.
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Intermittent Fasting Journal #47 – Most Packaged Snacks Have 130 Calories

In this broadcast, Donna Reish, curriculum author of over 100 books, weight loss coach, blogger, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, teaches about the 130 Calorie Snack Concept—that is, that most packaged snacks have 130 calories in them for every 30 grams of snack (or approximately 4.5 calories per gram). This is the case for nearly all packaged snacks–health food store ones and all out “junk food” ones. Donna doesn’t delve into the ingredients in snacks or the macros (that’s a topic for another day). Instead, Donna explains why this matters to those seeking to lose weight:

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I Only Began Intermittent Fasting Because I Heard I Could “Eat Whatever I Want” and Still Lose Weight—and What I’ve Learned (Fast Shot)

I Only Began Intermittent Fasting Because I Heard I Could “Eat Whatever I Want” and Still Lose Weight—and What I’ve Learned (Fast Shot)

In this Fast Shot video, Donna Reish, author of over 100 curriculum books for students, blogger, weight loss coach-in-training, and Intermittent Fasting (IF) teacher, explains how and why she began IF—and what she has learned. She delves into the “eat anything you want” approach and its compellingness and then moves into the freedom she has found in IF. She discusses the main four ways we lose weight, inches, and cravings with IF—and how they apply to her current choices and lifestyle. Learn more about IF in Donna’s free workshop: https://intermittentfastingworkshop.com    

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Are You an All or Nothing Person (Or Making Tiny Changes Works Best!)

Are You an All or Nothing Person (Or Making Tiny Changes Works Best!)

“Do it right or don’t do it at all.”

“Anything worth doing is worth doing right.”

 

We’ve heard these sayings forever. And there’s some validity to them.

 

I mean, we teach our kids to be thorough in their homework and chores.

 

We know from our college days that the harder we study, the better our test score.

 

We are rewarded at work for a job well done.

 

And all of those are true!

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Help! I Need to Start Somewhere Losing Weight! (Fast Shot!)

Help! I Need to Start Somewhere Losing Weight! (Fast Shot!)

In today’s Fast Shot, Donna Reish, author of over 100 language arts/writing curriculum books for students, blogger, weight management teacher/coach, and health-seeker, answers a reader’s plea for immediate help with weight loss. Rather than asking this gal to start on One Meal a Day and long fasting, extreme diets that can’t be sustained, or other impossibilities, Donna gives the reader hope with five tips that she can implement immediately to get her health and weight loss going in the right direction. Donna recommends that the listener reduces her eating hours/begin implement fasting hours at a beginner’s level; stops drinking calories; eats two or three distinct times; makes at least half of her food real; and plans tomorrow’s food today. These five tips will help the listener immediately–both weight-wise and emotionally/mentally.

This broadcast is sponsored by https://reisheshealthysupplements.com and https://intermittentfastingcourse.com 

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6 Reasons You Might Need 2MAD (and 6 Reasons You Might Not) (Fast Shot Video!)

6 Reasons You Might Need 2MAD (and 6 Reasons You Might Not) (Fast Shot Video!)

In this Fast Shot Video, Donna Reish, author of over 100 curriculum books for students, blogger, healthy seeker, and IF teacher, helps fasters determine whether one meal a day (with a snack or two—OMAD) or two meals a day (2MAD) is right for you. People automatically think they need OMAD because they’re afraid they won’t lose weight with 2MAD, but if your snacks are heavy, calorie-dense, not real, and not filling, the snacks might be the problem.

She addresses six times that you might want to go with 2MAD: 1) when your snacks are unhealthy; 2) when your snacks cause you to be hungry again too quickly; 3) when your snacks cause you to graze; 4) when you aren’t getting all of your nutrients in; 5) when your snacks cause huge dopamine spikes and increase cravings.

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Seductive Six—Food Concentrations That Make Us Crave and Overeat

Seductive Six—Food Concentrations That Make Us Crave and Overeat

I’ve been having such a great response to April’s “More Real Food” Challenge in my free private FB group. (We are almost done–but all of the previous videos are still there…we would love to have you join us!)

Basically, we have been learning about real foods vs. not real foods and their…

+Insulin responses
+Effect on leptin release and hearing leptin
+Impact on ghrelin taming
+Increase or decrease of dopamine spikes
+Influence on creating positive food habits
+fiber, water, and fluffiness contents
+Impact on over desiring, overeating, overweight, and control
+Much much more!

As we get better and better at Intermittent Fasting, we will keep insulin low 16-20 hours a day; we will tame ghrelin; we will hear leptin better…(Check out my free upcoming workshop for fasting help!)

And we will get really good at other skills as well.

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Intermittent Fasting Journal #46

Intermittent Fasting Journal #46

Donna Reish, blogger, Intermittent Fasting teacher, health seeker, and author of over 100 curriculum books for students shares the Four Ways We Reduce Weight, Inches, and Cravings With Intermittent Fasting in this episode. Donna uses her four quad chart to show the four things that affect weight loss, inch loss, and craving reductions. (Scroll down to the bottom to see the charts!)

The four ways we lose include getting into fat burning during the fast, retaining muscle through fasting, skimming off calories (and reducing cravings/controlling appetite through fasting), and boosting our metabolism. Donna then describes IF as a lifestyle and how we CAN tweak the schedule as desired, but veering too far off or constantly making exceptions can lead to our “stopping and starting” IF—which reduces the chance of it becoming a lifestyle for us. This episode is sponsored by Plexus Slim, Hunger Control. Get your free sample of this amazing, energy-giving pink drink HERE.

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Fast Shot: Why All or Nothing Has Never Worked for Me

Fast Shot: Why All or Nothing Has Never Worked for Me

So I had that feeling recently…

That feeling that I have tried so hard to overcome for three decades..

But I overcame it!

If you are one of those “all or nothing” gals—or “make too many changes at one time” gals—you are not alone!

So I documented the feeling—and everything I thought about to overcome it..in this week’s Fast Shot video.

As you’ll see in the video—I did it without my hair done and make up on…and with no outline! Lol! (Something really is changing in me!)

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Fast Shot: Eating More Real Foods

Fast Shot: Eating More Real Foods

Today I have a Fast Shot that I created in my free private FB group (join here!) when I began the April “More Real Food” Challenge two weeks ago.

It isn’t quite as “fast” as my fast shots are supposed to be. (Shock, shock!)

And it has info in how to join the challenge (you can join anytime and watch all 30 of the videos in the group at your own pace).

But it also has some good info about considering which foods in your life are “real” (and thus, less seductive, craving-causing, calorie dense, appetite-increasing, etc.)….

And which foods are less than real (and thus, more seductive, craving-causing, calorie dense, and appetite-increasing)….

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First Five Days of “More Real Food Challenge” (Videos and Outlines!)

First Five Days of “More Real Food Challenge” (Videos and Outlines!)

Not real food…..do we call it processed food, packaged foods, sugary foods, calorie dense foods, nutrient lacking food, junk food, or something else?

And then what do we call Real Food—I mean, it can be in a package, right (frozen veggies, canned fruit, jars of nuts)? It can be calorie dense (butter, coconut oil, avocado, egg yolk, chicken skin….the list goes on). It can be in a package or not.

This month we are having a “More Real Food” Challenge in my free private FB group.

And I’m teaching live every. single. day. (Think lots of hats before I go work out! ha ha)

But I want us to learn and grow together–and change our eating habits in such a way that we have an impact on our overeating, overhunger, over craving, and over desire.

So…we are first of all PLANNING and determining a way to MEASURE (not like weighing our food or anything!).

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