Do you eat breakfast every day, first thing in the morning?
Do you “fuel up” before a workout?
Do you grab a snack in the late evening after dinner?
I used to do all of these things and so did my husband, Chris.
A few years ago, we decided to shake it up and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
Well, I shook it up first and Chris decided to see how I fared, haha. Then he joined in with my crazy experiment.
So what did we do?
We started intermittent fasting.
Simply put, intermittent fasting is eating within a certain window of time during the day (usually around 8 hours, but we’ll get into that), then fasting, or not eating, for the rest of the day (about 16 hours, and for half of that we’re asleep!).
Intermittent fasting is NOT about calorie restriction, counting, or deprivation like other diets out there.
It IS about improving sleep, energy, blood sugar and insulin levels, cholesterol, metabolism, and I think most importantly, putting us back in touch with eating intuitively and knowing when we’re actually hungry rather than following some arbitrary nutritional advice.
Is your curiosity piqued?
Well, you’re in luck!
Chris and I made a 4 part video series about our 3+ years of experience with intermittent fasting.
Each section is about 15-20 minutes long, so you don’t have to carve out a ton of time.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- What intermittent fasting is and the different ways to do it (and not to do it)
- The benefits of fasting and how its been around as a therapeutic tool for millennia
- A detailed insider view of what we do on a daily basis and how we’ve refined our process over the course of 3+ years (it wasn’t all sunshine and roses)
- How we handle schedule challenges and social situations
- Our biggest takeaway from the process and how we’ve changed as a result
- Our positive experiences and what we’ve loved about the process
- And what didn’t work for us and how we modified things to fit into our lives
Part 1: What is intermittent fasting and why would I do it?
Get Your Intermittent Fasting Cheatsheet: Your Quick How-to Guide!
Plus, get my special pro tips for being more successful with intermittent fasting - learned from personal experience.
Part 2: What does intermittent fasting look like day to day?
Part 3: What have you liked about intermittent fasting?
Part 4: What hasn’t worked with intermittent fasting?
Dr. Jason Fung, fasting guru with fabulous advice! www.dietdoctor.com
A well-referenced article on the benefits of intermittent fasting
Information on women and fasting. Please remember the research at this point is extremely limited (rat studies, studies only on 24 or 36 hour fasts) and should not be generalized for everyone. Stay in touch with your intuition and what your body needs and it will guide you far better than any study/article could.