Which fast should you do to lose weight?

2021-04-01T21:23:12+00:00Health|

Weight loss is not the result of successful calorie-counting. If it was, we would have solved obesity years ago. Nevertheless many people get caught up in this “calorie in, calorie out” myth, which inevitably leads to frustration and only short term results. The truth is...weight gain is the result of an imbalance in these two hormones: insulin and leptin. Without fixing these two hormones, weight loss efforts will be fleeting. So how do you fix leptin and insulin?  INSULIN Insulin in your fat storing hormone. When insulin isn’t able to manage sugar intake (aka glucose), the body resorts to storing sugar in fat tissue.  Insulin resistance is created over time. It’s an accumulation of years of inflammation in the

Will intermittent fasting slow your metabolism?

2021-03-04T19:02:26+00:00Health|

A question I get all the time is, "won't intermittent fasting slow down my metabolism?" One of the most common mistakes I see fasters make is repeating the same fast over and over. Here’s what usually happens—when you first adopt a fasting lifestyle, you’ll likely see immediate positive results, you may start dropping weight, find an increase in your energy, focus and mental clarity. All great things. You get so excited about these results that you decide to continue intermittent fasting day after day. Then suddenly you realize you’re not seeing the same results. Maybe you’re even starting to gain weight.  Repetitive Intermittent Fasting and Metabolism Here’s what happened: repetitive intermittent fasting slowed down your metabolism.  Think of it

Fats that will make it easier to fast.

2021-02-01T19:01:05+00:00Health|

Contrary to what you may have been taught, not all fats are bad. One of the mistakes beginner fasters often make is failing to differentiate between good fats versus bad fats.  Eating too many bad fats can end up preventing you from seeing fasting results, leaving you frustrated, not getting into ketosis and hungry! Bad fats actually make it hard to fast. I covered this top in my previous video, so if you haven’t watched it, go back and watch it now. In The Resetter Podcast with Dr. Cate Shanahan, Dr. Cate went so far as to say that bad fats were even worse for you than sugar! That the consumption of bad fats is truly what is underlying

Struggling to lose weight while fasting?

2021-01-21T17:09:29+00:00Health|

Are you struggling to lose weight while fasting? Weight loss occurs when you’ve made the switch from burning sugar to burning fat for fuel. We call this being a “fat burner”, and this switch is defined by the presence of ketones in the body. There are a few things that can prevent this switch from happening. However the good news is, there are five things you can do to make the switch and unstick your weight.  Increase your fasting window It’s possible that you just haven’t fasted enough. Generally it takes consistent fasting to see results. It requires that you try to make fasting a lifestyle habit, not just something you do once in a while. If you are

Are oils worse than sugar? – With Dr. Cate Shanahan

2021-03-02T20:03:39+00:00Fasting Lifestyle, Podcasts, Toxicity|

// R E A D Y • S E T • R E S E T This episode is all about fixing the underlying problems that cause metabolic damage and inflammation, leading to autoimmunity, weight gain, diabetes, cancer, and accelerated aging processes. Dr. Cate Shanahan applied her learning and experiences to write Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food. Together with Dr. Tim DiFrancesco and NBA legend Gary Vitti, she created the PRO Nutrition program for the LA Lakers and helped forge a partnership between Whole Foods Market and numerous NBA teams.  In May of 2018 she began as  Director of Metabolic Health for ABC Fine Wine and Spirits, a progressive, family-run company interested in saving money by the betterment of health.  She’s

Can Intermittent Fasting Help You Lose Weight?

2020-10-17T00:57:33+00:00Fasting Techniques, Health|

You may have seen a recent study making headlines titled, Intermittent fasting doesn’t help you lose weight, claiming that “a 12-week UCSF study of 116 overweight people found no statistically significant difference in weight loss between people who restricted their eating to a specific eight-hour period every day and those who didn’t.” This is not the first time fasting has been challenged. Fasting is truly an art form, requiring a deep understanding of how fasting can be used as an effective health tool. So when articles like these come out, I like to dig deeper into the science and methods used by the researchers, to understand how they came to the conclusions they did.  Watch my full video where

Overcoming the Standard American Diet

2021-03-02T20:04:19+00:00Fasting Lifestyle, Podcasts|

  // R E A D Y • S E T • R E S E T This episode is all about the mental, emotional, and physical transformation you go through when trying a ketogenic lifestyle. Health and fitness expert Drew Manning is the New York Times best-selling author of Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs. on purpose and has for years been a leading voice in the burgeoning keto diet movement. In this podcast, we cover: About Drew’s journey of gaining and losing seventy-five pounds on purpose How to overcome our mental and emotional challenges when changing our habits The ways keto and fasting helped Drew to push past his boundaries  Why

Good Fat versus Bad Fat

2020-09-28T13:03:18+00:00Health, Nutrition|

Let’s talk about “good” fats versus “bad” fats for a moment. Generally, on a ketogenic diet, 60-70% of your food should be coming from fat. But not just any fat. Good fats. Yes, this means not all fats are created equal! There are several types of “bad” fats that you should definitely steer clear of.  Most people starting the ketogenic diet initially fail to differentiate between good fats and bad fats. This is commonly referred to as “dirty keto”, which allows bad fats like processed and fast foods. A dirty keto diet not only lacks essential nutrients but can actually do more harm than good because of the inflammatory effects of eating bad fats. Watch this to find out

Benefits of Oxytocin: Improved Fasting, Weight Loss, and Insulin Resistance

2020-09-24T16:08:39+00:00Health|

Let's talk about the many benefits of oxytocin. Oxytocin, also called the feel-good or “love and connection hormone” is a secret linchpin to so many mechanisms in our body. Originally discovered in 1906, scientists believed the primary purpose of oxytocin was for reproduction, mother-child bonding, lactation and appetite regulation. However in 1963 studies on oxytocin began to reveal that oxytocin had several other powers as well, specifically that oxytocin had a metabolic effect on the body. So what are the benefits of oxytocin on the body? A meta analysis of oxytocin revealed that when people had higher levels of oxytocin in the body, it improved glucose uptake, insulin sensitivity and induced the breakdown of fat!  So, what this tells

Women Should Be Fasting… Here’s Why!

2020-10-17T00:58:25+00:00Fasting for Women, Fasting Techniques, Health|

Let me say this loud and clear, women should be fasting. There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings about how fasting affects women, so I wanted to dive in today into the science and research around women and fasting.  In a meta analysis of over 44 peer reviewed studies done on fasting and women, the study concluded that “fasting can be prescribed as a safe medical intervention, as well as a lifestyle regimen which can improve women’s health in many folds.” Read that again! Specifically, they found 5 different categories where fasting helps women. Cancer This meta analysis looked at 3 different types of fasts and how they affected cancer. The first was the fast mimicking diet, made

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