It’s spring and you may have discovered not only Winter Waste in your garden that needed cleaning up, but also Winter Waist beneath your layers of winter clothing. What to do with that extra waist??
Like spring gardening, getting rid of the winter waist takes time and attention.
Winter Waist, like cleaning up Winter Waste in the garden, requires time and commitment. And Fat loss programs abound. So how do you decide which one? The two fat loss regimes I talk about in this blog, Intermittent Fasting and The 21DaySugar Detox, are about eating real food and establishing healthy eating habits. No supplements and no diet food! No calorie counting!
What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is an eating plan where you adjust your normal daily eating to include a longer fasting period without cutting calories. In other words: skip a meal or more.
Why would we consider intermittent fasting? Thomas Cowan, MD. tells us “fasting for longer than 12 hours creates an anti-inflammatory, anti-insulin and glucagon rich environment. It’s probably the best anti-aging strategy you can adopt. Intermittent fasting also unequivocally helps with detoxification.”
What I like about Thomas S. Cowan, MD. blog Couch Potatoes and Marathon Runners, is he not only discusses the health benefits of intermittent fasting such as fat loss, and how to go about doing it, you will learn why we gain weight, what insulin has to do with it and what you can do to reverse the impact of insulin.
In the second article by Amy Shah MD., Dr. Shah addresses intermittent fasting issues that are particular to women.
- The Couch Potatoes and Marathon Runners by Thomas S. Cowan, MD.
- Intermittent Fasting for Women by Amy Shah MD.
21 Day Sugar Detox:
The 21-Day Sugar Detox is a comprehensive, yet simple and effective real-foods based program to help break the chains sugar and carbs have on you – and help you find food freedom.
Why would we consider the 21-Day Sugar Detox plan? Eliminating sugar from your diet reduces your insulin, the hormone that helps remove sugar from the blood and takes it into the cells, where it is stored as fat. No sugar also means improved energy levels, better concentration and less snacking!
It is hard to give up sugar and foods that convert to sugar in your body. I know. I have done it. That’s why I recommend joining a support group for this particular plan. Not only do you get support, an eating plan and great recipes, you will be find out why you get spikes and dips in energy, concentration and lots more. My friend and certified 21 Sugar Detox person, Susan Quirk, was the coach of our group. She coached us through our 21 Days guiding us through the eating plan and treating us lots of yummy snacks. You can connect with Susan Q. here. Other options are to sign up online and do the 21 Day Sugar Detox on your own, or to find other interactive small group with a Certified Coach. Check it out here.