What’s all the buzz about short-term (intermittent) fasting?
Is it hype or the real deal?

It is the real deal and it’s become a game changer for many women who have struggled to lose weight for years – especially around their waistline. In this first video in our series on the what, why, and how of intermittent fasting – we’ll share the multitude of benefits you can get from these short-term fasts (12-24 hours) when used regularly. It’s easier than you think and the results will amaze you.


Burn Fat

Increase Energy

Promote Anti-aging

Enhance Brain Function

Prevent Diabetes & Other Diseases

Many Other Health Benefits

What’s Intermittent Fasting?

  • First, it is NOT a specific food plan or diet
  • It is a specific timing that involves fasting hours and eating hours
  • The purpose is to maximize fat burning, health, and longevity
  • Fasting 12-24 hours increases fat burned for energy up to 60%
  • Greatest benefits occur after 16- 18 hours
  • It’s easier to practice than most women realize
  • See more detailed notes about I.F. below

Intermittent Fasting Facts:

  • After 12 hours of fasting, your body’s glycogen levels become low
  • This causes your body to shift to fat as the primary source of energy
  • This puts you in a mild state of ketosis releasing ketones as your primary energy source
  • Ketones increase your energy, mental clarity, and satiety

Ketone Factoids & I.F.

  • A keto diet increases ketone production 4 times the avg. diet
  • Keep in mind this diet is quite restrictive (carbs only from veggies)
  • Intermittent Fasting increases ketone production up to 20 times
  • I.F. is more easily sustainable than a ketogenic diet for most people

Most people who eat 3 meals a day plus snacks never reach ketosis
and therefor do not receive many 
health benefits of intermittent fasting.

Changes that take place in your body when you fast:

  • When Insulin is present, the body does not burn fat effectively.
  • F. stops insulin production during the fast which facilitates fat burning and blood sugar balance.
  • Human growth hormone may increase as much as 5-fold which in turn supports fat burning and muscle gain, as well as other anti-aging benefits
  • F. induces important cellular repair processes, such as removing waste material from cells known as autophagy.
  • There are positive changes in several genes and molecules related to longevity and protection against disease.

Why do we lose weight more effectively with I. F?

  • You become a fat burner more than a sugar burner.
  • Often, you will eat fewer calories in a shorter eating window
  • Hormone changes increase the breakdown of body fat for energy
  • F. increases your metabolic rate 3 -14%
  • Which means even more calorie burn
  • Helps decrease cortisol which is a fat-storing hormone
  • Regulates hunger hormones which cause cravings

Other health benefits of I.F.

  • Reduce Insulin Resistance, Lowering Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Reduce Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in the body
  • Increased autophagy may provide protection against several diseases, including cancer and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Gives organs a break from metabolism
  • These things work together to enhance:
    • Energy
    • Mental focus
    • Memory
    • Mood

 Specific Brain Benefits

  • Ketones release BDNF molecules in the brain which help to build and strengthen neurons and neural connections that support learning and memory
  • A deficiency of BDNF has been shown in depression and various other brain problems
  • BDNF may increase growth of new neurons and protect the brain from damage.

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