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Intermittent Fasting Clock

Intermittent Fasting: Why Am I Hearing So Much Auout It And What Is It?

Intermittent Fasting is becoming more and more popular as a bona-fide weight loss and fat loss tool.

Truthfully, intermittent fasting is nothing new. For those of us that have been in the health and fitness industry for any amount of time, we’ve known about is and we’ve probably used it. (It is my daily routine).

Chances are you’ve been hearing a lot more about it lately and you might be thinking, “A new fad in diets.”

Nothing could be further from the truth. It’s not new and it isn’t a fad. I believe that with people finally understanding how bad they’ve been lied to by big marketing and weight loss pharma, people are more open to looking to the real pros for the answers.

So, here it is:

Intermittent Fasting: What is it

Intermittent fasting is not a diet. It is a schedule for eating. It is a way to optimize your bodies natural chemical process surrounding the timing of fat release from cells, digestion and caloric burn.

The Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

There are many good reasons to give intermittent fasting a try. Improving your overall health and wellbeing is one of the major ones. In fact, there are quite a few different health benefits to be gained from intermittent fasting.

Lower Your Blood Sugar

Intermittent fasting can help you reverse insulin resistance. Part of that is due to weight and belly weight in particular that you’ll be losing as you fast, but a part of that is because you are avoiding blood sugar spikes while you’re fasting. If you combine intermittent fasting and staying away from sugar, sweets and white flour you can expect to see even better results. Wouldn’t it be worth it to reduce your risk for Diabetes?

Lower Your Blood Pressure

Fasting has also been shown to lower your blood pressure. As you are putting less stress on your body by cutting out some of the food you’re eating and as you’re burning off excess body fat, your blood pressure will start to lower, thus reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Lose Weight – Burn Fat

Speaking of weight loss… one of my favorite benefits of intermittent fasting is losing weight. This particular way of eating and fasting seems to be very effective in losing the dangerous belly fat. You are continually moving from times of eating little to times of eating plenty.

Your metabolism stays strong, allowing you to burn off fat.

Reduce Inflammation

Fasting has also been shown to reduce inflammation in your body. It isn’t certain exactly how this is accomplished, but there is plenty of data out there that intermittent fasting is effective in reducing inflammation and the nasty side effects it brings with it.

Help Your Body Regenerate On a Cellular Level

Last but not least your body seems to go into repair mode when you’re fasting. Your cells start to generate and your body does everything it can to keep you in shape. Presumably, this is a genetic trait left from hunter and gatherer times.

During lean times, the body would regenerate and stay in shape so we were able to go find the food we needed to survive.

Today we can use fasts to mimic this famine effect and reverse the effects of illness, cancer and aging at least to a point. Does that mean fasting is the

cure-all for anything that may ail us? Of course not, but it is a tool we can use on our journey to better health.

There you have it!

A really good introduction to Intermittent Fasting and how it is a centuries old way of eating. You centuries when we weren’t measured as a society with an obesity epidemic.

The F3 Diet Plan: Intermittent Fasting For Fat Loss

If you want to learn more about Intermittent Fasting, head on over to the F3 Diet site. This is a 3 part diet plan that incorporates intermittent fasting into it as one of 3 pillars for effective and lasting fat loss.

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world obesity day

World Obesity Day: Let’s Change The Future Together

World Obesity Day. It doesn’t matter what country you’re in. What demographic you represent. What age you are or even what your genetic make up is. Someone you know struggles with their weight.

I’ve been in awe today at the number of articles that are being published today talking about world obesity day.

Can we solve it? How do we live with it? Can we create the needed changes? What’s the best diet? Who has the best information?

Obesity is a money maker and a money taker.

Companies are getting absolutely rich off your cravings, your wants and your special treats. Governments are going broke trying to pay for all the health related issues due to obesity.

How Did We Get Here?

Simple. Scientists lied, doctors lied, food manufacturers lied, governments lied. All those lies made a lot of money for people and organizations.

What we got for in return for the lies was confused and tricked about facts of nutrition. Confusion that has led to World Obesity Day.

One of the most complete articles I’ve read today about it is from Harvard Health. It’s a really good article that covers the history and the future of obesity and tackles what it will take to fix the problem.

The article does say one thing that I disagree with. It says the solution is very complex.

I don’t believe it is.

I believe the solution is very simple.

  1. Make truth in advertising factual.
  2. Take government out of food lobbyists pockets.
  3. Mandate up to date nutritional training for doctors.
  4. Tax and regulate advertising on fat producing products like was done to tobacco.
  5. Put mandatory exercise back in schools.
  6. Make exercise and weight loss and diet products tax exempt.

OK, so maybe it’s not that simple.

But this is… move more, eat nutritious food for energy.

Health Issues

Do you know that obesity is a cause or major contributing factor of:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Cardio Vascular Disease
  • Multiple Types Of Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Shorter Life Expectancy
  • Joint Disintegration
  • Back Problems
  • ….just to name a few

I see so many people who are over weight heading to obese and they don’t have a care in the world. Parents who will never see grandchildren and if they are lucky enough to be around, they will be watching them from a motorized cart or from the couch.

I was interviewing a woman who was looking to become a client of mine and she literally said, “I’m not too worried if I don’t lose the weight, I can just get gastric bypass done.”

Honestly… what has the world come to when we are willing to go through hell and back and risk incredible complications and life altering surgery instead of doing the work?

Needless to say, I didn’t take her on as a client. You have to want to improve your own health more that I want you to. And believe me, I want you to improve your health!

World Obesity Day Special Offer

It’s my mission in life. In fact it’s my mission statement;

I will help 1,000,000 people improve their health and fitness.

I’ve been doing it for over 20 years and I have a long way to go, but every day, I know I’m a few people closer to completing my mission.

In honor of World Obesity Day, I’m making The 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge available at 50% off its normal price.. for only 48 hours so click here now! 

I believe that you don’t fail at diets and weight loss… the weight loss and diet industries have failed you!!!

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Health Benefits Of Losing Weight

Health Benefits Of Losing Weight

Health benefits of losing weight are nothing to ignore. In fact, losing weight can improve your life so dramatically it is literally life changing.  It can actually be life saving!

Just look at the picture.

Are The Health Benefits Of Losing Weight Worth The Work?

This information comes from The Cleveland Clinic so you can bet that it’s been solid.

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Depression
  • Gout
  • Asthma

Do you suffer from any of the above health issues? Think about your weight and your fitness level. Wouldn’t you like to know that by improving your life you can realize some amazing health benefits?

Getting off medications related to disease? Would it be worth the effort to lose weight to improve your quality of life?

You bet it is… remember, I was a fat girl. Yes, I said it and I can say it with pride. I was fat!
That was then, a long time ago.

I put in the work, I made the changes I needed to make and I have never looked back!

In fact, I keep looking forward farther and farther because when you improve your health you increase the odds dramatically of living longer!

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Pumpkin Recipes

 

Pumpkin Recipes For Your Health!!

Pumpkin recipes are something that is expected around this time of year simply because pumpkin is actually an really great food!

Well besides the fact that they are delicious and healthy, pumpkin can boast some pretty awesome benefits for your health.

Eye sight
A cup of cooked, mashed pumpkin contains more than 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A,

Feel Fuller
Pumpkin seeds pack about 1.7 grams of dietary fiber per ounce, while mashed pumpkin has only 50 calories per cup and 3 grams of fiber.

Nutrients
Pumpkins are packed with carotenoids, helping to protect your cells against free radical damage. Like carrots, this orange fruit is rich in beta-carotene, as well as alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin. After consuming beta-carotene, for instance, your body converts it into vitamin A, all while boosting overall immune function.

Boost Magnesium
one ounce of pumpkin seeds, you benefit from nearly 40 percent of your daily recommended intake, just like that. Considering a deficiency can lead to anything from anxiety disorders to osteoporosis, pumpkin seeds are an easy and effective way to ensure you’re getting enough

Healthy Fats
The seeds are packed with plant-based omega-3 fatty acids

Since I love anything healthy (as you know), and I love to cook and bake (as you know), I figured I’d put together a delicious and healthy pumpkin recipe collection for you.

I know that you will absolutely find some favorites for yourself in this collection and you’ll probably take one or two to your next pot-luck or party.

How do I know? Because I do it. LOL

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do… if you have any favs you want to share, please do in the comments! We would all love and appreciate more ideas!

Have an awesome day and feel free to share this!

 

 

shiritaki noodles recipe with teriyaki marinade

Shiritaki Noodles: Perfect For Your Lifestyle

Shiritaki Noodles aren’t anything new. They’ve been around for a long time but have been gaining in popularity over the last year or so as we are striving for cleaner diets and low / no carb solutions.

These low-calorie, gluten-free noodles with zero net carbs are made out of water-soluble fiber made from the Konjac plant.

Not only are they yummy, but the pre-biotic properties of the Konjac plant are vital when it comes to gut health and well-being. Hey yogurt lovers, you now have a replacement for your beloved pro-biotic delivery system!

I’ve been telling my clients and people who ask me for a few years that Shiritaki noodles are an excellent alternative to pasta based solely on the macros but I had never tried them myself.

Shiritaki Noodles – First Impression

So, I took to Facebook Live to do a first impressions taste test of these little wonders. You can watch that here:

 
In short, I like them. Earthy smell? Yes, if the earthy you are referring to is near a dairy farm or sewage treatment plant. Gah… not good.

Price per serving is not what I would call budget or family friendly but they are an excellent alternative to pasta. I am still trying to put my finger on the exact texture. They aren’t soft like pasta and they aren’t crunchy like fried noodles… they are somewhere in between.

Shiritaki Noodles are great for so many lifestyle choices whether you’re vegan, paleo, keto or just trying to lower your processed carb intake.

Shiritaki Noodle – Recipe

You must, must, must, must rinse the noodles. I don’t care how you are going to prep them for your recipes, but you must rinse them first.

There are a few different ways to prep your noodles. My choice was to rinse them in warm to hot water and then towel dry them.

Once they are dry, put your noodles in a non-stick pan without oil. Seriously, no oil, no butter, just as is into the pan which will further dry them out.

Use tongs to keep the noodles moving around which will also prevent them from clumping together. (I used chopsticks.)

That’s it. They really are super simple to make and you can eat them on their own but no one likes boring so let’s hit them with a bus coming from flavor town!

Dr Carrie’s Teriyaki Marinade

1/2 cup coconut or liquid aminos or reduced sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup of oil (avocado, olive)
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1-2 tbsp honey
1/4 cup chopped green onions(if you have them-you can leave it out)
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional

Mix all the ingredients together and allow them to combine for a couple of hours or combine and pour on your noodles for the last few minutes of cooking.

If you use this marinade for meat, let your meat sit in it for a few hours. You can thank me later.

When you make these, let me know what you thought. I would love to hear your experience with Shiritaki Noodles and your recipes!


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