Don’t you just love it when you find something that actually works for you?
And when you do that, you can’t wait to share it with everybody you know?
Well that’s how I feel about intermittent fasting.
If you’ve been looking for a way to lose and keep weight off permanently, then you would do well to consider using intermittent fasting.
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It’s a great way to reduce the number of calories you eat in a typical week. And when you reduce your calories, you naturally lose weight.
Intermittent fasting is defined as short-term fasts, typically 24-36 hours in length, once or twice per week.
These fasts are normally water only.
Doing a so-called “juice fast” can defeat the purpose of intermittent fasting altogether, as by its very definition you are consuming large amounts of natural sugars, which can throw off your blood sugar as well as other bodily functions as well.
I know juicing contains a lot of nutrients, but when I tried it for a week, I felt dizzy and weak all week.
I don’t feel like that when I’m doing a water fast.
Other types of fasts that emphasize one food or drink (other than water) can be just as worrying.
Short-term fasts like these are simple to do and they also provide a way to cut your caloric intake rather easily.
Imagine knocking off two full days worth of calories from what you’ve been taking into your body.
It makes the task of reducing that much easier.
Of course, replacing those saved calories with massive amounts of food on the other days will cancel out the benefit of fasting.
But actually, if you are in tune with what your body is telling you this will not be an issue.
Many times we succumb to our mind’s indoctrination that we’ll somehow starve if we don’t get that extra food.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
We can survive and indeed thrive on much less food than we’ve been conditioned to think we need.
America and the UK, in particular, are notorious when it comes to over consumption.
And if we’re not careful, we’ll feed our next generation into an early grave with the amount of food we’re forcing down their throats.
There is no relief or help in sight from either the food industry, government or health organizations.
Many are either trying to sell us what they have to offer, the latest diet solution or deny there’s a problem in the first place.
So when push comes to shove the only real way to lose unwanted fat and pounds is to consume less food than we use in calories.
It’s simple math, and the proof that different types of diets don’t matter as much as they’d like you to believe lies in the fact that most of these diets will help you to lose weight.
It’s being able to sustain that particular diet that becomes the problem. Most are so restrictive that it’s next to impossible to do them long-term.
I totally understand this with my own weight loss system, and that’s why intermittent fasting and a more flexible long term approach is one of the methods of following The Leaf System.
I don’t believe in faddy diets, but I do believe in eating healthy food for life, and also taking in less calories than you need until you reach your ideal weight.
Fasting offers a good alternative to faddy diets, as it’s not asking you to add anything, buy anything or do anything apart from abstaining from food for a designated period of time so your body can get into calorie deficit and begin to cleanse itself.
You owe it to yourself to look into this further and see if intermittent fasting might be a good idea to add to your weight loss plan.
Eat Stop Eat is the ultimate intermittent fasting guide. It has been featured on national television and helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat without sacrificing the foods they love.
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I am also going to give you one of the meal plans from The Leaf System, either the meat based plan from last month or the veggie based plan. The choice is yours.
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And if you missed my introductory email on this topic, I have copied it for you below.
After a very long period of sticking to my own meal plans strictly and having great results with my health and weight loss, I noticed something interesting happening.
I was feeling so healthy, that I was ready for more fun and flexibility.
Anybody can stick to a cleanse for a week, or even a month, but the thought of sticking to a strict eating plan for the rest of your life can be a daunting process.
After all – life happens.
We all need a social life.
And being social is often structured around food.
Most of us can’t be so strict about our food that we are able to eat ‘clean’ every single day forever.
I have managed to be strict for 6 months solidly but after my health improves and I get down to a healthy weight range again, I don’t have the same incentives that I once did.
I personally do need to socialise with food and have at least 1 day a week where I know that I can go out for a meal, or have a few treats in front of the TV with my husband.
The problem is, that having these ‘cheat’ days can end up destroying all your hard work that you’ve put in for the rest of the week.
That is certainly the case for me.
I would eat healthy foods all week, and feel good and full of energy, lose a couple of pounds and feel proud of myself.
But after weighing myself over the weekend, I was always disappointed that I was still the same weight.
At least I wasn’t gaining weight, but I wasn’t losing weight either.
Although I was pretty much back in my healthy weight range again, I wasn’t at my ideal weight and it was really getting me down.
I still had about 28 pounds to lose to get to my ideal weight and I was never making any progress towards it.
I was beating myself up for not being strict and sticking to my own eating plan every day of the week.
I’m as human as the next person and I love my food, love to socialise with food and I want to enjoy my life now that I am healthy again – and for me that does mean going out for a meal each week and eating exactly what I want to eat.
Do you feel the same?
Have you managed to follow a strict diet for a week or even a month and then struggled to keep it going after that?
I must admit, I do struggle to stick to a strict diet forever.
I’m just being honest with you. I’m not one of these supermodel type people who has completely removed any junk food from my life and can effortlessly look perfect 24/7.
It’s time for a true diet for life.
A diet that allows for the ups and downs and social patterns of everyday life.
That’s why I have personally changed the way I am following my own diet plans and my new structure is working like magic for me.
So it’s time I shared this with you too so you can have the same success that I’ve been having lately.
How to eat what you want and still lose weight
If you’ve been searching for a diet plan that you will not only lose weight with, but have a chance at making a change that will last a lifetime, then you might want to look into short term fasting as part of a sensible plan that can help you reach these goals.
If you’ve always dismissed fasting as something that’s only suitable for spiritual or religious people, then you are in for a surprise.
There are so many misconceptions surrounding fasting, and I’m going to share with you how it can help you not only in your weight loss program, but help you achieve a better overall you!
In order for any diet plan to work, there is really only one “magic” secret for it to work: eat fewer calories than you burn off. That’s it!
Think about it – all of the current fad diets rely on teaching you to eat certain proportions of whatever they think is best.
Ornish promotes low fat, Atkins low carbs, The Zone a more balanced ratio, but in reality, they all preach smaller amounts, which will lead to weight loss.
The only question with them is can you sustain yourself on these diets?
Not many can. People report struggling to stick to many of these diets simply because of the restrictive nature of these diet plans.
One thing that is interesting, however, is that any of these kinds of diets will cause you to lose weight, (by restricting caloric intake) proving that it really doesn’t matter what you eat, only that you eat less of it.
The Leaf System works on a similar basis. It is a calorie restricted diet, but with a difference. I believe it is the healthiest diet you will ever find, and for that reason it does truly make it a diet for life.
But even The Leaf System is a diet that some people do struggle to stick to for the rest of their lives. And who could blame us? We are surrounded by junk food calling to us 24/7.
I take an 80/20 approach to healthy eating. I make The Leaf System meals from scratch 80-90% of the time and 10-20% of the time I eat what I want.
The problem is that 10-20% of eating what I want is enough to completely stop me from losing any more weight because I’m taking in too many calories during the entire week.
So it’s time to find a new way of doing The Leaf System that still allows me to be a little bit flexible when I want to eat out, but the weight will keep falling off.
I believe that short term fasting, a 24-hour fast once or twice per week, can be a great way to get you into total caloric deficit for the week.
Eliminating two full days of eating helps us consume fewer calories than we use, and that in turn can help us reach our goal of weight loss.
Short term fasting is not only the fastest way to achieve caloric deficit, but also, contrary to popular opinion, can actually increase your metabolism during the first 24-36 hours.
Short term fasting can be a great aid to helping you lose weight.
It has been working like magic for me. My weight has been going down and down since I started doing this.
I have finally found a way of eating that works incredibly well for me.
I can feel good about my health because I’m eating a diet that gives me tons of energy and I don’t have to worry about health problems.
But I can also see that this is something I will do for the rest of my life because I can have a weekly meal out and a few treats, and I am not yet at the stage where I want to cut those out.
If you want to have your cake and eat it, get healthy, and still lose weight, this might be the ultimate solution for you too.
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