Intermittent fastingIntermittent Fasting Plan For Women with essential oils.

If your like me, and have tried so many plans, and are looking for relief to find something that works and something you can do, not only to lose but most importantly maintain.  Give it a try, it may be what your looking for too!

In the past 10 years there have been several studies on an eating plan called Intermittent fasting. These studies have not shown a lot of promise. And yet thru the years many people, especially women, have found success through this eating plan. It seems to work well for those whom; other plans haven’t worked. ME!!! Doctors are starting to recommend this to some patients as well. So if what you have tried in the past isn’t or hasn’t worked, this may be an option for you.

How Intermittent fasting works.

Guidelines!!!  As always talk to your doctor before beginning any new eating plan.

There are several ways of executing intermittent fasting, I have found that my favorite way is simply to eat two meals daily, then fast from food till the next two days meals begin.  So for me, I eat breakfast and lunch.  I stop eating by 2 pm or 3 pm at the latest.  I have a snack in there also.  I try to keep sugar to a minimum.  I try to eat good healthier foods, lean proteins, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, but once in awhile its fast food or other not as healthy food.  I drink 8 cups of water a day, I add essential oils, lemon, lime, grapefruit, or wild orange giving the water lots of flavor and easier to drink.  I don’t drink juice, pop or other liquids.  I would rather have food than liquid to add to my calories.  Oh, and I squeeze in exercise, it just makes me feel better physically and mentally.  I love the Hiit exercise program below.

The fasting of food, between those meals is the key to jump starting your body and metabolism.  Be sure you drink lots of water during the day as well as fasting times.

The next way to execute intermittent fasting – I tried this plan for several months, it was harder for me to do, but some love it.

For the first two weeks, use the every other day plan. FAST then FEAST, repeat. If you have been on any plan the first 2-3 days can be rough, terrible headaches, sugar shakes. I have found that if you use a lot of fruit those days, it can make a difference. Eat 1/4 – 1/2 fruit every hour or two thru the day, keeping within the 500 calorie limit on your fast day.

After two weeks switch to 3 fast days per week, till you reach your goal. This adds more variety to the plan, remember; you can always have something you really want the next day. My husband wouldn’t eat the diet food I ate, so we were eating separate menus making meal time hard. With this plan, we can eat the same things. I really think this is a lifestyle many can stick to. I like to use the fitness pal tracker or app to keep track of calories.

FAST or Eat Less Day – Women eat 500 total calories or less on fast day, Men 600 calories. Many have reported little to no weight loss even going over a few calories, so its important to use 500 or less.  Consume the 500 calories when works best for you that day.  Drink large amounts of non-calorie liquids mostly water which helps with dehydration.  I drink 8 cups.  This is where Slim & Sassy Softgelsessential oils come in, use slim & sassy soft gels or grapefruit essential oil, the oils I use are safe for internal use; add 1-3 drops to your drinking water, using a glass or stainless steel container. Plastic with oils leach petro chemicals, don’t drink those.  Slim & Sassy can be used topically or soft gels also.  Using essential oils is optional.  Suggestions for eating – protein shakes, fruit, veggies, or what works for you. Protein shakes I use for intermittent fasting come in vanilla or chocolate!

FEAST or Eat Up Day – Choose what you want to eat, you should feel satisfied and full.  No need to count calories. You may want to use this simple test, eat 4 bites of anything you want, wait four minutes, if you no longer have the craving great, if you still want more, have 4 more bites and wait 4 minutes. This allows your brain and stomach to work together. Be sure to add fruits and veggies, they help us feel fuller, and are good for the digestive system. Probiotics and or food enzymes can be helpful as well.Terrazyme

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The Intermittent Fasting Plan For Women with essential oils may be right for you, give it a try and let us know how your doing?

Week 1 down 6 pounds, wow so excited, this Intermittent fasting is working for me.  I haven’t lost that much weight in one week for years, I always thought it was due to my age.  I exercised 4 days, I even had ice-cream two days and a candy bar one day on my feast days.  I truly ate what I wanted on feast days.

Examples of what I ate on 500 calorie fast days

Example one – protein shake powder 1 scoop 66, green spinach packet 30, almond coconut milk unsweetened 40, one-half apple 36, ten medium baby carrots 35, one small cucumber 25, ten medium grape tomatoes 14, cheese stick 80, wholegrain bread 90, one apple 72 = 488 calories

Example two – 1 small apple 72, small cucumber 19, eight baby carrots 35, four lg grape tomatoes 14, cheese stick 70, wholegrain bread 90, swiss slice 70, bread 70 (switched to a wholegrain thin slice), swiss 70, two grape tomatoes 8, 3/4 apple 54  =  486 calories

P.S. If you would like a list of my 500 calorie Intermittent fasting meals please shoot me an email

The Hiit exercise program

I love this way of exercising.  I have NO excuse to exercise now, it only takes 10-30 minutes.  More on the Hiit Exercise Program – I use the elliptical, I warm up for 5 minutes, hiit it as hard as I can for 1 minute, cool down moderate pace 3 minutes, repeat 3 – 6 times, when finished I cool down 5 minutes staying on the elliptical the entire time.  Love how I feel after exercising like this.

P.S. If you would like to join a intermittent fasting group, please contact me, to learn more.

As always check with your Dr before beginning any new eating or exercise program.

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