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.
Picture this scenario. You’re a life-long dieter. You have done it all throughout your twenty to forty years of adulthood. Depending on when you began your life-long journey, you have done low fat (and almost fat free) with chicken breast, cottage cheese, egg whites, dry toast, saltines, pineapple, and frozen yogurt (while exercising with Jane Fonda or Richard Simmons—I’m really dating myself here!). You’ve done the calorie counting and/or points. As a matter of fact, you’ve done so many versions of the points that you can tell which things were free and which things *really* cost you in each point system. (Great point counter, you are!) You have gone low carb—and possibly even braved the Keto waters, in which you only ate five foods (green veggies, fat (including full fat dairy), meats, nuts, and eggs). You learned to cook and bake (maybe using this blog—thanks!) and then quickly settled in to a low carb lifestyle when you decided Keto was just plain boring! (Sorry Keto fans…a lot of us think that! ? We can still be friends, can’t we?)