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!)

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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April’s “More Real Food” Challenge

So I unearthed some secret to eating and cravings and dopamine spikes and “addictive” properties in food accidentally–and I’m not even a scientist, just a normal teacher who has written dozens of curriculum books.
Light bulb moment….me to my husband: “So I figured out what the worst culprits are for me!”

Husband: “What’s that?”

Me: “It’s the Trifacta!”

Husband: “What’s the Trifacta?”

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Fast Shot: Should You Exercise Fasted?

In this Fast Shot, Donna Reish, blogger, health seeker, Intermittent Fasting teacher, and author of over 100 curriculum books for students in preschool through grade twelve, teaches about exercising fasted. She begins by explaining the three main types of exercise and what each one does in terms of calorie burning vs toning, etc.—cardio, strength training, and HIIT. She then describes the three ways to get into ketosis—keto diet, fasting, and exercise ketosis. Then she tells when she likes to do strength training and rowing and why, including how working out during the fast gets you into fat burning sooner (and sometimes very quickly depending on the intensity of the workout and what you ate the night before). Finally, she gives some tips for adding exercise to your Intermittent Fasting routine.

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Intermittent Fasting Journal #42

 

In this Broadcast, Donna Reish, blogger, author of 100 curriculum books for preschool through twelfth graders, seeker of health and fitness, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, talks about ways to improve sleep. She begins the broadcast with her and her husband’s fasting update and what she has been learning about processed foods and Appetite Correction through applying Dr. Stephan Guyenet’s The Hungry Brain teaching to fasting. Basically, she explains, seductive, processed, calorie-dense, high trigger foods do not signal AC as well, so she and her husband are learning to save these foods for dinners out and “parties” and eat less seductive foods at home—while not considering what the macros of these foods are (i.e carbs are bad or fats are bad).

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Fast Shot: When Water Makes You Nauseous During the Fast

 

In this Fast Shot episode, Donna Reish, blogger, author of 100 curriculum books for preschool through twelfth graders, seeker of health and fitness, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, talks about the benefits of water and what to do when you can’t stomach water during your fasting hours. She begins the broadcast with the many ways water benefits us during fasting, weight loss, and for health. She then describes the importance of measuring what you want to move–as in counting your water each day. Then Donna gives several potential solutions to the water-makes-me-nauseous-during-fasting issue, including various kinds of water, sparkling water, ice, hot water, lemon, and lime. Finally, she describes other out of the box ways to get water in, including coffee, tea, decaf coffee/tea, flavored waters, and tanking up during your eating window. She encourages listeners to implement Bert Herring’s “study of one” to determine anything that might spike insulin during the fast and the importance of avoiding those things.

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Intermittent Fasting Journal #41

 

In this Broadcast, Donna Reish, blogger, author of 100 curriculum books for preschool through twelfth graders, seeker of health and fitness, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, talks about insomnia and Intermittent Fasting. She begins the broadcast with her and her husband’s fasting update and what she has been learning about calorie cycling—and how many IF’ers who are within 20 pounds of their goal weight do a version of calorie cycling without even realizing it or counting calories. She describes how making food restrictions based on occasions and eating at home can help us break through plateaus and set us up for healthier eating overall.

Donna then digs into the topic of insomnia—and how our circadian rhythms are related to insomnia as well as to our fasting and eating cycles. She describes potential causes for insomnia as related to fasting—including hunger, lack of satiety, and lack of food satisfaction. She also describes how IF-related insomnia usually subsides within a week or so and how IF actually gives deeper and better sleep overall. Then she moves into typical reasons for insomnia, describing how they affect our sleep and wake patterns. These include caffeine, blue light, exercise, lack of activity/napping/sleeping late, magnesium deficiency, and subdued melatonin release.

This week’s broadcast is sponsored by Plexus supplements. Specifically, Donna taught about Plexus’ new metabolism/cortisol-reducing/thyroid aiding MetaBurn today! This natural, plant-based product is loaded with amazing adaptogens as well as other incredible mood and metabolism-boosting ingredients. Donna is offering a FREE private FB group centered around weight management coaching and teaching for all of her wholesalers and customers in the coming year!

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Intermittent Fasting Journal #40

 

 

In this Broadcast, Donna Reish, blogger, author of 100 curriculum books for preschool through twelfth graders, seeker of health and fitness, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, talks about the benefits of adequate sleep and the downside of too little sleep. She begins the broadcast with her and her husband’s fasting update and what she has been learning from Dr. Stephan Guyenet’s book, The Hungry Brain. Specifically, Donna points out how important it is to control our food environment if we want to reduce our processed food intake and eat more real foods/less calorie dense foods on a regular basis—and how to make treats into the “special occasions” that they should be. Then she digs into statistics on sleep in general—how much we sleep today vs thirty years ago; circadian rhythms, and more. Next, Donna gives the many benefits of sleeping 7 to 9 hours each night (including its effect on weight management efforts). Then she goes into detail about the detriments of too little sleep, which include lowering of Human Growth Hormone, raising of cortisol (stress hormone), lessening of our response to leptin (satiety hormone), and much more. This week’s broadcast is sponsored by Plexus supplements. Specifically, Donna taught about Plexus’ magnesium supplement, BioCleanse, today! Donna is offering a FREE private FB group centered around weight management coaching and teaching for all of her wholesalers and customers in the coming year!

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Intermittent Fasting Journal #39

 

In this “special” Broadcast, Donna Reish, blogger, author of 100 curriculum books for preschool through twelfth graders, seeker of health and fitness, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, combines two of her “Fast Shot” videos into one broadcast during the holidays when she wasn’t recording as much. The first half of this episode is Donna describing when and how someone might want to count calories while Intermittent Fasting. Calorie counting might work well for someone who has eaten very calorie dense through low carb/high fat prior to IF. It might help someone who eats too much processed food. It might help someone who is down to their last 20-30 pounds. Donna also explains how to figure your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure). In the second half, Donna teaches viewers about Calorie Cycling. She explains why it is superior to calorie counting, how many Intermittent Fasters do this naturally in planning for bigger meals and festivities, and how calorie cycling can help us eat more nutrient dense foods. This week’s broadcast is sponsored by Plexus supplements. Donna is offering a private FB group centered around weight management coaching and teaching for all of her wholesalers and customers in the coming year! read more…

Intermittent Fasting Journal #38

 

In this Broadcast, Donna Reish, blogger, author of 100 curriculum books for preschool through twelfth graders, seeker of health and fitness, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, talks about three steps that it takes to build belief and adherence to something in your life. In step one, she talks about how the initial step in adhering to anything is believing in what you are going to do. This first step is achieved by seeing it work for others (especially people you know and trust) and understanding the process well enough to think that it really could yield results. In step two, Donna describes how you must believe that YOU can make that protocol work! You have to believe that you have it within you to make this protocol work. You have to see yourself being successful with the plan. Lastly, you must put habits in place in order to become successful. You can’t just say that you want to do this or that. You must have the habits in place in order to become the person who succeeds. Every day. Every habit. That is how we adhere and persist in a successful program. Donna Donna gives tips for developing these habits—environment, consistency, habituation, and more. Lastly, Donna applies these steps to becoming fit through exercise. This week’s broadcast is sponsored by Plexus supplements. Donna is offering a private FB group centered around weight management coaching and teaching for all of her wholesalers and customers in the coming year!

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Time to Seize the New Year

 

 

Time to Seize the New Year

By Donna Reish

 

Time to let the past go by
To leave the former year behind.
To release its hurts and sing its praise
To look ahead to future days.

Time to love those undeserving
In forgiveness persevering
Leaving no ill will behind
Pure of heart and pure of mind.

Time to learn from past mistakes
To grow and change for future’s sake.
To leave regrets and undone goals
To enter in with heart and soul.

Time to face the days ahead
With hope and faith and not with dread
To see the light of life that’s clear
And give to those we hold so dear.

Time to give and love all more
To help the hurting and the poor
To speak kind words and give good cheer
Every day of this new year.

The Last December I Will Ever…..

 

2018 was a year of great changes for us.

(Actually, the last five years have been years of huge changes: graduating our seventh/final child from 32 years of homeschooling, adding four kids-in-love to our family, becoming grandparents, becoming empty nesters, becoming entrepreneurs, getting into the business of health, learning and loving plant-based supplementation, becoming exercisers….so much change!

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