“Fast Like a Girl Is the Formula That Women Need to Know”
This episode is all about Fast Like a Girl; tomorrow, you can finally get a copy in your hands!
In this podcast, Fast Like a Girl Is Here, we cover:
- The Reason I Have Committed Myself To Authenticity
- Why I Decided To Write Fast Like A Girl
- Males and Females Respond Differently To Intermittent Fasting
- What Is The Science Behind Fasting?
- About Navigating Hormone Balance With LeAnn Rimes
The Reason I Have Committed Myself To Authenticity
One of the things that I have committed to doing for myself and all of you is always showing up authentically. I believe we live in this world where it’s easy to put on a highlight reel and just show all the good things in your life. However, this will set you up for disappointment because life isn’t a highlight reel. Also, we often find ourselves comparing our lives to the highlight reels of others. So, I want to be as transparent as possible about my journey and why I decided to write Fast Like A Girl.
Why I Decided To Write Fast Like A Girl
Fast Like A Girl was written because you all asked me to write it. Once I found fasting, I fell in love with it! I kept fasting more and more and more. With fasting, I have great mental clarity and insane energy. Eventually, I started to lose my cycle in my early forties. Then, I began to get a lot of anxiety, so I took a DUTCH test. My hormones tanked entirely! They were the hormonal levels of a post-menopausal woman. So, I made some course corrections to my health. The concepts that I used are the ones that I wrote about in Fast Like A Girl.
Males and Females Respond Differently To Intermittent Fasting
There is an obvious way that women need to fast, and it needs to be different than men. We must remember that men have one hormone that they’re primarily driven by, which is testosterone. Testoersone loves fasting. While on the hand, women have three hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Testosterone and estrogen love fasting. Progesterone is the exact opposite because it doesn’t love fasting. I saw clearly that women needed to fast differently, and there was a precise way.
What Is The Science Behind Fasting?
The first section of Fast Like A Girl is all about the science of fasting. In the book, I bring you the best science with the most straightforward explanation of fasting. Plus, there’s a whole chapter on hormones and why you need to shift metabolically. I rewrote each chapter four times. There were days when I was almost in tears because I had to ensure that everything was something you would benefit from. I dug deep into those early chapters to make sure they hit home. I love the entire book, but especially the first sections are profound.
About Navigating Hormone Balance With LeAnn Rimes
So many amazing people showed up with me on the journey of writing this book. Working with LeAnn Rimes was terrific; she came into my life as I wrote the book in 2021. I was walking through all the principles I teach in the book with her. LeAnn wrote the forward; she speaks about taking in all the information around fasting and hormones. It was enjoyable to see how fasting principles work for her daily. If you haven’t already, you should listen to the podcast interview I did with LeAnn Rimes. You can find that interview here: https://drmindypelz.com/ep150.
Okay, are you setters, Dr. Mindy hare and holy cow, I have to tell you that tomorrow is the day you all get fast like a girl in your hands. So I gotta, I gotta, I gotta share a lot of thoughts that I’m having right now. And, you know, one of the things that I have really committed to doing for myself and for all of you is always showing up authentically. I believe we live in this world where it’s easy to put on a highlight reel to the world, and just show all the good things going on in your life. And yet, that sets up people for disappointment, because everybody’s trying to go for the highlight reel, so and compare their lives to other people’s highlight reels. So I’m going to give you a little backstory about everything that went through me to put this book out, and why I’m so excited to get it into your hands. And what I’m hoping it will do in the world. So first, this book was written because you all asked me to write it. I mean, the journey for me with fasting and hormones. I once I found fasting, like many of you, I fell in love with it. And I was in my early 40s, when I fell in love with it. And I just started fasting more and more and more. And what ended up happening was, I not only had great mental clarity, not only had insane energy, but I started to lose my cycle. And I was in my early to mid 40s. And so one day, I was not only wondering where my what was going on with my cycle, but I started to get a lot of anxiety. And so I went to and got a Dutch test. And when I looked at my Dutch test, my hormones were completely tanked. They were the hormonal level the of a postmenopausal woman, but I still had a cycle. I was in my mid early and mid 40s, which is not when you’re supposed to go into menopause. So I made some course corrections to my own health. And then, and those were the concepts that I teach and fast like a girl. And then what I did is I went to YouTube, and I taught all the women on my YouTube channel, how to make these modifications to their fasting lifestyle. And I made the modifications in my clinic to my patients. And I started to see that there was a very clear way that women needed to fast and that it needed to be different than men. And we have to keep in mind that men have one hormone that they’re primarily primarily driven by, and that is testosterone. And testosterone loves fasting. Women, we have three hormones, we have estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Testosterone and estrogen love fasting. Progesterone is the exact opposite doesn’t love fasting. So when I started to work out this, this formula for myself and teach it to the world, I saw very clearly that women needed to fast differently and there was a very specific way. And at the time, as I was gathering all this information and sharing it with the world, a lot of fasting books came out it you know, Jason Fung has a great one. We’ll call put out a great book and Dave Asprey put out a great book, but none of them gave women the formula taught women how to fast. They said women in wills book and Dave’s book, they talked about how women should fast differently, but they didn’t say how to fast differently. And around, you know, that time we also were getting a lot of press coming from different health influencers, preaching that women shouldn’t fast at all. And so when I looked at the needs of women, to master fasting, I knew I had to put my formula into a book. So fast like a girl is the formula that women need to know. It has six different length fasts. It has two eating styles, it shows you how to time it to your menstrual cycle I created for those of you that have an active cycle, I created two paths for you. One is called the fasting cycle, which is a way a way that you can customize the different length fast and food choices based off of where you are on your cycle. So it’s you choose your fasting length based off of what the right hormonal needs are for you. And then I put together a 30 day fasting reset that
you can follow if you have a site Call or if you’re postmenopausal, I put in there, you can go ahead and do the 30 day reset, and it’ll give you all your hormonal needs, you just aren’t timing it to a cycle. So there’s a whole third section with application of the formula for wherever you’re hormonal, whatever your hormonal situation is. Now the first section, I’m going to give you a little behind the scenes on this one. So the first section I make, I might be the most proud, because the editor that I worked with on this book, her name is Kathy Hawk, and I am so grateful to her, because she was an editor slash writing coach, and really pushed me hard on that first section to nail that first section, which is the science of fasting. And to bring you the best science with the clearest explanation of that science. To explain hormones to you. There’s a whole chapter on hormones, to explain why you need to metabolically shift, shift, and flex in and out, she really pushed me to make those chapters as clear as possible. I literally when you read the book, I each one of those chapters, I rewrote four times. So to the point I was writing it about around Christmas time, December 2021. And there were days I was almost in tears, be because she was so good at making sure that I put words together that you will benefit from, she is the editor for many New York Times bestselling books, one of which was Dr. Oz’s book, the answer is you. And so I knew she was an expert. And so I dug deep on those early chapters for you to make sure that they really hit home. So I can’t wait for you to get those first get the whole book. But those that first section is profound. I don’t think any book has put the science together on fasting in this way before. And I actually think that those first chapters are for men as well. I’ve had a lot of men asked me, Why didn’t where do they fit in the journey here? Why did I write a book for women only. And, you know, I wrote fast like a girl because we didn’t have this kind of book for women. So when I did the audio book, the sound engineers were so geeked out by that first section, they were fired up too fast. So I fast like a girl is a book that men can benefit from, especially in that first section that talks about the science. And then the last thing I want to tell you is all the amazing people that showed up along the journey of writing this book, I want to say that perhaps the most profound journey that I had with this information was working with LeAnn Rimes, the Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter. She came into my life as I was writing the book, in November of 2021. And all the principles that I teach in the book I was walking through with her, and she wrote the foreword, she you can hear it from her words, what it was like to take the information in. But what was so interesting on that level was, it was really fun to see how the principles worked for her on a day to day basis. We literally and we did a podcast interview on the resetter podcast go and listen to that because Leanne goes through a whole health history. So we spent, you know about the first six months working together looking at her hormones from a day to day perspective, and applying the principles of fast like a girl to her hormones and watching how they worked. And it’ll blow your mind when you listen to the resetter podcast when you hear or read her forward. She is a living example of how you can turn your hormonal health around, no matter how much toxicity physical, emotional, chemical toxicity you have in your body. Fasting is the tool for women to turn their Hormonal Health around. And Leanne has been vocal about her experience with the information. Like I said she wrote the foreword, and is we have an incredible podcast we did together so it was such a joy to be on that journey with her. And you know, I think so many of you will see yourself in her story even though her story was was so surreal. So fast, like a girl it comes out tomorrow.
I want to tell you one last thing. So every time I put a book out into the world, there’s a lot of self doubt that comes out you know, there’s I, I put this out there for you. But there is a lot of fear and a lot of vulnerability, you know, of all the things I put out into the world, writing a book is a really intimate experience. Go go read my acknowledgments because when I wrote my acknowledgments, I really talk about what the process of writing a book is like, and all the people that came in to play to help. But I call it naked pictures day. It’s like putting naked pictures of yourself out all over the world. That’s how vulnerable putting a book out there feels. So please go order it, it really would mean the world to me. This, to me is a coming out party for women to understand not only how to look at their hormones, from a lifestyle perspective, but for us to take our power back and start to do health our way. But it also is, you know, a very vulnerable experience for me. So if you resonate with it, please go leave a review that that would mean the world to me, and know that from the bottom of my heart, this is my gift to you. And I hope I hope it ignites one hell of a fire in every woman’s heart to take back control of their health, as always, so grateful to be on this journey with you
Happy New Year!
I ordered THE BOOK from Amazon. Today’s message – my order has been cancelled! Order #111-9908298-2826637. What now? However, looking forward to Tuesday.
Looking forward to receiving my book and so grateful that I came across you (Dr Mindy) and for all of the info you share. I love listening to your podcasts while at the gym and then share what I learn or the pocast with my two daughters. Would love to join the Resetters Academy but unfortunately financially it’s not possible. Is there anyway of becoming part of this group without the full cost?? 🤔 Thanks Dr Mindy for sharing your knowledge and for helping bring health and happiness to our lives. 🇦🇺
I have the book and I heard there would be a webinar on Monday. Where can I find it?
Love your information and sharing, however my book is not due to arrive until after Jan. 8, 2023
Your enthusiasm is very contagious, but talking about men and women go through fasting different makes me excited to hear how we as women should be doing it.
You mentioned on your webinar yesterday that you have a fasting app that also helps track your cycle. I would LOVE this! But I can’t find the app on Google Play. PLease hep point me in the right direction. Thanks!
I just finished the book, however you mentioned your recommendation for a CGM and I don’t see it anywhere in book? Can someone please share Mindys recommendation?
You can find our favorite CGM and Ketone reader at drmindypelz.com/shop
I ordered this book on audible – however there are no order numbers for all my purchases. Can you send the free bonus guide to my email as I purchased the book?
Does MCT oil help with appetite and weight loss. If so how do I take it ?
Hi there, I’d like to find out a out getting your wonderful book to South Africa please?
Before I buy the book I’d like to know if this will work for someone going through menopause, or if I’ve completed menopause.
Is your Fast like a girl app avaliable for Android phones?
We’re currently working on an Android version, at the moment, it is only available for on the App Store for iPhones. We hope to have it released soon!
Hi! I bought the book but it doesn’t seem to have the recommendations for CGMs and finger prick glucose testing in Appendix C as referenced in one of the chapters. Please could you let me know where I can find your recommendations for these? Thanks!
Hi, I bought Fast Like a Girl on Audible. Many thanks for a wonderful book. Please could you direct me to where I can find the accompanying PDFs as mentioned in the audio?
What red light therapy light does she recommend
Check out JOOVV, I’ll also leave a link here for you!