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)

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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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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April’s “More Real Food” Challenge

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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Intermittent Fasting Journal #45

Intermittent Fasting Journal #45

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 PMS cravings and mood issues and how to handle them with Intermittent Fasting and eating. Donna reassures listeners that the real YOU is during your non-PMS days. The hormone imbalances, cravings, moodiness, and lack of focus during PMS is not the real you. Believing this and understanding it makes us look more objectively at the PMS days as opposed to feeling bad about ourselves because we couldn’t measure up during those days. Donna begins with what PMS is—and how the lowering of serotonin might be causing us to want more carbs. She describes how many women lose weight the other two weeks of the month but undo that weight loss and gain even more than they lost during the other two weeks of the month. This keeps many women in a perpetual cycle of weight gain, or at the very least weight maintenance at their higher weight (as opposed to a net loss). Next, Donna describes the importance of doing our best, digging deep, getting as many things right as we can during our NON-PMS times. (Get Donna’s IF Start Up Charts!) As we get our food, fast, exercise, and other healthy habits down pat during the “good” days, we will have a greater chance of those habits carrying over into the PMS days. Donna then spends a good portion of the broadcast helping listeners find some PMS-solving snacks and treats that will not undo all of their hard work the rest of the month. She talks about starting with fruit and then moving to less seductive, lower fat treats that aren’t so calorie dense that they wreck your weight loss efforts over all. (Check out Donna’s freebie, Sugar-Free Solutions, at the blog for more “better” snacks during PMS.) This week’s broadcast is sponsored by Plexus supplements. Specifically, Donna taught about Plexus’ magnesium supplement, BioCleanse. It has amazing bio-available magnesium, vitamins, and other healthy ingredients to keep you regular, give you energy, help you sleep, reduce axiety, and lessen your pain and inflammation. Try your free sample of the pink drink (Plexus Slim) today: http://donnareish.com/free-plexus-pink-drink-new-slim-sample/  Note: Upcoming webinars this week and next!!! https://intermittentfastingwebinar.com 

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March Plexus Give-aways!

Hi there!!! 

Just wanted to hop on here and tell you about our team’s March give-aways!!

Summer is just around the corner, so many people are looking for help with weight loss–but want NATURAL and plant-based help. (I understand!)

And Plexus has 22 products that fit those criterion: natural and plant/botanical based. 

So our team has put together a fun give-away for the rest of the month…and I wanted to let you know about them!

We’ll be giving away three different products!

 

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Intermittent Fasting Journal #44

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 what to expect after one month of fasting and what to focus on for your fasting time and your eating window at this point. (She also gives lots of help and encouragement for new fasters in general!)

Donna begins with her and her husband’s “journal.” She talks about how there will always be things to work around and problems to solve. Being a problem solver is a huge part of achieving weight management. She talks about how she has a little longer eating window now (5-6 hours a day) due to her schedule with her husband and her strength training—and how important it is to eat more healthy and real foods when you have a longer eating window. She also describes her opening snack as “more real food” and less villainizing of a certain macronutrient (i.e. fats or carbs).

Next, Donna delves into what to expect and what to focus on during the fasting hours after a while on IF. First she suggests that you get to the fasting hours you desire—even if you need to do it incrementally. Rushing it and then quitting will not give you the adherence that is required to lose weight. (Get Donna’s IF Start Up Charts and try Chart 4!) She recommends focusing on the fast until you have a groove that works for you. She talks about the importance of flexibility in order to make fasting a lifestyle.

After your fasting is where you want it to be, Donna encourages you to watch out for Appetite Correction! It will be coming soon—ghrelin will continue to be tamed. Clock hunger will diminish. Taming ghrelin will happen through consistency in fasting! Hearing leptin signals will start getting better and better as you fast longer.

This week’s broadcast is sponsored by Plexus supplements. Specifically, Donna taught about Plexus Slim, the pink drink. She described the XOS—Prebiotic version that feeds the good bacteria in our guts and the Hunger Control—Appetite Suppressing version that gives us fiber to fill our guts up and keep us from overeating. Both Slims balance blood sugar, give energy, enhance mood, help with sleep, provide antioxidants, and much more. Try your free sample today by clicking HERE.

 

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Intermittent Fasting Journal #43

Intermittent Fasting Journal #43

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 whether you should continue to fast when weight loss has plateaued, slowed, or stopped. She begins this presentation by telling, in a nutshell, why she and her husband (the two have lost over 100 pounds together in a year on IF) will always practice some form of Intermittent Fasting (in spite of both of their “weight plateaus” right now).

Donna begins this discussion by talking about what was happening to her before IF—always some form of dieting, losing and regaining, perfection or guilt, limiting one macro or another, etc. She also discusses the differences among various metrics—pounds, inches, clothes, appearance—and how we should consider all, not just weight. She also touches on motivation to exercise and change our bodies.

Next, Donna describes the difficulties in achieving leptin and insulin sensitivities. Both of these require us to exercise and eat right—the two things that resistances cause us NOT to be able to do! With IF, these things are done for us. She goes into detail about we can tame grehlin and hear leptin signals. She delves into toher food controls, including the ability to eat closer to what our bodies need (30% less than what we typically ate before IF), the beauty of the built-in boundaries IF provides, the ability to practice 80/20 including parties and special occasions, and much more.

The “other benefits” that Donna describes would be enough to keep anyone on the IF train, even if weight loss isn’t so fast. These include time, money, energy, and trash savings; metabolism boosting; dopamine spikes less with less frequent eating, resulting in our not desiring certain foods as much; inch loss; eating all macros; simplicity; disease prevention; longevity; cognitive function; and so much more!

This week’s broadcast is sponsored by Plexus supplements. Specifically, Donna taught about Plexus Slim, the pink drink. She described the XOS—Prebiotic version that feeds the good bacteria in our guts and the Hunger Control—Appetite Suppressing version that gives us fiber to fill our guts up and keep us from overeating. Both Slims balance blood sugar, give energy, enhance mood, help with sleep, provide antioxidants, and much more. Try your free sample today by going HERE.

 

  

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