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Intermittent Fasting to lose Weight

Intermittent Fasting To Lose Weight

Intermittent fasting to lose weight weight has been around for a long time.

Yesterday I talked about what it is <-click to read the post, and today I wanted to continue with the subject for how it works for weight loss.

Intermittent Fasting – Most Haven’t Tried It

If you have quite a bit of weight to lose, chances are that you’ve tried quite a few different diets and weight loss programs. Something you probably haven’t tried yet is intermittent fasting… yet it may just be the powerful solutions you’ve been looking for to finally get your body weight under control.

Here’s how it works. You go to sleep at night and your body starts to burn off the calories from the food you’ve had for dinner. As the night progresses, your body starts to run on stored energy, first the glycogen stored in your muscle cell. Once that is gone, your body starts to burn body fat for energyAnd that’s exactly what we want to lose weight. This automatically happens toward the early hours in the morning (depending on how much food you had the night before and whether or not you indulged in that late-night snack.

Intermittent Fasting To Lose Weight: Burn More Fat

To keep your body burning fat and help you lose a few pounds, you simply extend the period of time you already spent fasting (when you sleep at night). Instead of sitting down to a breakfast, grab some black coffee, some tea or some water and go about your day. If you can, make it without food until about 3 or 4 pm, then enjoy a healthy meal that will keep you full until it is time to go to sleep.

If this seems a little too hard to do at first, go without eating as long as you can and then enjoy two smaller meals a few hours apart before going back to fasting. Get used to making it without food the first few hours of your day and then push yourself eat later and later until you can make it down to one main meal in the late afternoon.

You’re Full Of Energy

There are two good reasons why intermittent fasting works so well when it comes to helping you lose weight. The first is that it forces your body to go to the fat stores for energy, something that doesn’t happen as long as you continue to eat, even if they are small, low-calorie meals. The second reason is that even if you eat a very big meal when you finally can eat, you will still consume less calories overall than if you had 3 meals and a couple of snacks.

One reason this way of eating works so well for many people is that you’re not asked to give up any type of food indefinitely. You just have to postpone eating that burger or piece of chocolate cake for a few hours each day.

Cut Out The Sugar

Of course you can lose weight faster if you avoid refined carbs and sugar as much as possible on fast days, but it is entirely possible to lose weight with intermittent fasting even when you indulge in the occasional sweet treat or slice of pizza.

Is There An Intermittent Fasting Diet? YES…

If you want to learn more about Intermittent Fasting to lose weight, 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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Valentine’s Day Workout

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Love yourself.

Give yourself the gift of health.

Love you all!

xo

 

Valentines_Day_Workout

What would you say to your kids?

We all make mistakes and some days we make a heap load of mistakes.

Some days we are on fire…everything is going right…choices are easy, the day is flowing you are working your mojo. Then there are other days that the minute you open your eyes things  seem (*seem*) to be on a downward spiral.
Those days that are not ideal, alot of people seem to throw their hands up and say “to heck with it”
I am just going to eat whatever I want.
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Food will never fix a problem. (Neither will wine!)
I like simple. Complicated makes me tense.
Here is a quick fix if you are struggling, having a bad day, unsure of what to do…ask yourself this…
What would you say to your kids? If you dont’t have kids what would you say to a friend if they were in that situation?
If your kids were inhaling  a container of ice cream would you not tell them to stop it?
What if they pulled out a bag of chips and went to town on it, would you not tell them to stop?
*side note* what are you doing with chips and ice cream in the house anyway?!! lol
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If your kids said they were tired and didn’t want to go to practice, would you tell them to just go and lay on the couch?
Same goes for you–we all have long days, but you can still push yourself to get your workout in!
Tough love for your kids is exactly what you need!
Don’t give yourself permission to do something that you would advise others not to do.
*Oh on that note — STOP telling your friends “have some wine, it will all be better” Wine or fattening food will not fix your day or your problems – so stop!
I think that is pretty simple.
If its not ok for your kids, its not ok for you! Image
Use that the next time you say there is nothing to eat in the house or that you had a crappy day and that the only thing that would make you feel better is chocolate….because that is a load of garbage….those are just excuses!
Now you have a new strategy…use it!
In the process it helps you be a better role model for your family and friends!!! 

 

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