Health Isn’t an Option - It’s a Lifestyle.
Intermittent fasting; everyone is doing it, right?! Is it a good fit for YOU? Intermittent fasting has become extremely popular in recent years and with many people having great success following this structure, others have followed suit. However, there are some things to keep in mind when thinking about, or implementing, an intermittent fasting schedule. Let’s understand what intermittent fasting is first, then figure out if this diet can work for you.
What is intermittent fasting?
Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where your day is segmented into a period of eating and a period of fasting. The most popular breakdown is fasting for 16 hours of the day and an 8 hour “feeding” window where you only eat within those 8 hours. This is not the only way to intermittent fast; one can divide their fasting and feeding periods however they choose. For example, another common break-down is a 20-hour fast, 4-hour feeding window.
A new year means new resolutions.These are often some form of health related goal, weight loss being the most common. Healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices are the keys to sustained weight loss, but this is easier said than done. Many of us suffer from a bit too much impatience and want to see results from our efforts - fast. The reality is we have put on these extra pounds over a prolonged period of time and they simply won’t fall off our bodies overnight. That being said, there are changes you can make in your daily life that will speed up your weight loss and put you on the path towards sustained, permanent weight loss. Starting a new workout routine or implementing new healthy behaviors can be difficult and overwhelming; be realistic with what you can change right now and focus on those new changes until they become habits. We are going to focus on six important keys to speed up weight loss and do our best to put us on a path of sustained weight loss.
It’s what we do on Sundays! Have you ever tried making your own? It’s super easy and quite delicious!
𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝:
•1 cup almonds (soaked in water overnight)
•5 cups filtered water
•1 pinch sea salt
•2 whole dates (pitted)
•1 tsp vanilla extract
•food processor (we use Vitamix )
•Add almonds, water, salt, vanilla extract, and dates to the Vitamix. Blend until it’s smooth (1-2 minutes).
•Strain using a nut bag.
•Transfer milk to mason jars and refrigerate.