Welcome to the fourth blog in the Problems Reversed with Seven Suggestions series. Many people are challenged with weight problems due to a lack of information, insights, and inspiration. One of the biggest challenges many face is to release excess body fat to become fitter and feel better. Our passion and purpose are to do the research and share strategies with proven results. Fasting is one of my most beneficial and transformation steps to improve my health. Most of my life I was a sugar burner and addicted to eating regularly and now as a fat burner, I regularly skip many meals a week without any hangry cravings or blood sugar crashes.
As a holistic health coach, my role is to help you implement a custom mastery action plan. By condensing the guidance into seven suggestions that can be read in two minutes anyone can implement and benefit from. Being happy and healthy requires a commitment to better behaviors, beliefs, and habits. With a short summary of seven strategies each week we can take control of our life to design the one we deserve. Applying the blog ideas sets the stage for real results and your dividends will be a direct result of the investment you make in taking action.
As the new year begins many people are eager to eat healthier and release excess pounds. Today we share 7 Fasting Favorites to Burn Body Fat to build a better body. These tips will help you go from being a sugar burner to being a fat burner.
7 Fasting Favorites
These 7 suggestions can safely burn body fat, improve your health and support your longevity goals. Imagine what your life will be like after implementing the ideas and see your blood, body, and brain improve. Be sure to consult with a qualified health advisor before beginning a fasting program. It is a great idea to find a resource and role model that has experience with fasting and a paleo and primal lifestyle.
This is a summary of my favorite fasting routines from research and trial and error. Done on a regular and systematic basis fasting has been shown to be one of the best solutions for addressing blood sugar issues, burning body fat, improving our Body Mass Index (BMI) and improving chronic health issues. For most people, it is best to start slow and then try longer and more intense fasting. Dr. David Jockers the Fasting Transformation Summit host and his guests shared many great suggestions for achieving great results. Remember to focus on natural nutrition based on organic whole foods first because an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Combining fasting with a variety of exercise programs have been found to achieve the best results so be sure to read my previous blog on favorite bodyweight exercises.
Alternate Day Fasting
Like the name implies some days you consume a healthy normal three meals while on alternate days you skip a meal or possibly two. With this style of fasting you are attempting to replicate what our paleo and primal ancestors may have dealt with when some days food was plentiful and other days scarce, and the body had to burn stored fat for fuel.
Extended Fasting is a method where a person goes for a longer period of time without eating. An example might be going beyond four days without eating. The goal is to avoid chewing and consuming foods to give the digestion system a rest to repair and reset. Normally abundant liquids such as herbal tea or plain water are consumed.
Intermittent Fasting is a method where some days you eat normally and other days you eat fewer amounts of calories and food. The plan is to learn to skip different meals to help break the habits and patterns of habitual eating. Too many people eat out of habit and in a mindless trance. This leads to being disassociated from our body and food which often leads to consuming unhealthy choices and overeating. Another example might be to eat two or three meals a day and then totally skip one day and do green juices, smoothies or water instead.
Juice Fasting or Juice Feasting is where you avoid chewing and simply consume liquid nutrition that is derived from juicing plants. By juicing plants we extract the beneficial antioxidants, enzymes, minerals, phytonutrients, trace elements and vitamins from the fiber. This allows us to receive the concentrated macro and micronutrients without the bulky cellulose and fiber which requires significant chewing and digestion energy. This is a great way to get the beneficial nutrients and allow our system to rest and rejuvenate. Jason Vale is a great juicing resource.
Skip A Meal Fasting
Skip A Meal Fasting is a strategy where you choose to skip various meals at various times. Maybe you are running late so you skip breakfast. Another day you are super busy at work in order to meet an important timeline so you skip lunch and drink some herbal tea or warm water instead. Or maybe you have had a long day and are very tired and it is late so you do meditation and yoga followed with warm bone broth instead of dinner and go to bed early. By skipping meals several times during the week you get off the rat race wheel of eating to satisfy emotional and mental frustration and stress and allow the body to burn body fat. This helps save the energy often wasted digesting fake, fast and junk foods that are consumed too fast when we feel stressed.
Time Restricted Eating
Time Restricted Eating (TRE) or Time-Restricted Feeding (TRF) is a proven technique where we restrict the times we eat. One example is referred to as the 18:6 cycle (eighteen-hour window to fast and six-hour window to eat ). A person might stop eating at 6:00 PM, skipping breakfast and then eating between 12:00 noon and 6:00 PM. The goal is to reduce the amount of energy and time spent eating and increase the amount of time where the body is burning fat, fasting and reserving energy. When the body is not wasting energy digesting food it can use that energy to rebuild and regenerate.
Water Fasting is the process of not consuming any beverages, foods, or juices and only consuming warm herbal tea, lemon water or plain water. The main goal here is to give the digestion system a total rest with no calories or chewing so the entire digestive system can reboot and reset itself. Water fasting is a way to allow the body to burn fat and trigger weaker cells to be broken down and replaced by new and stronger ones.
How you break a longer fast is as important as the fast itself. It is best to take it slowly as you reintroduce foods back into your digestive system. It is best to start with a little fat like avocado, butter, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil or olives. Next add in some fermented foods, green juices, salads, sauteed veggies or soups. After you reset the stomach you can then enjoy some healthy nutrient dense organic whole food meals.
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