Fasting

More Wellness Myth-Busting: Here's 3 More to Quit Believing...

More Wellness Myth-Busting: Here's 3 More to Quit Believing...

Oh, please, please tell me you still don’t believe these next three myths. They’re pervasive suckers, though, so now is your time to purge them from your life if they’re lurking around.

Myth: There is a perfect diet, workout, amount of sleep you should get, etc.

No one thing will change everything. Also no one thing will work for everyone.

Myth: Fat is fattening--and bad for you, too

This one just won't die. Even though the research that led to the low- and non-fat craze has been shot down--and the tide is slowly turning--the media still regularly associates eating fat with being unhealthy.

Myth: Fasting is dangerous

How did we become so removed from the natural rhythms and cycles of nature, which we are a part of, that the idea of going without food for 12-16 hours is scary?

It's actually the opposite of dangerous when it comes to health benefits--it's very good for you! Digestion takes a lot of energy. By giving yourself periodic breaks from that process, your body can deal with healing and rebuilding and creating vitality.

No, Breakfast Is NOT the Most Important Meal of the Day--and Yet...

No, Breakfast Is NOT the Most Important Meal of the Day--and Yet...

When I ask my clients to fast for at least twelve hours daily and longer than that if they can, most look seriously distressed. And it’s not just the going-without-eating thing.

“What about breakfast?” they ask with worried faces.

I can’t take breakfast away from you. Literally. Breakfast is simply the meal that breaks your fast. If you eat (and I’m definitely not promoting that you give it up), you will inevitably eat breakfast. It just may be around noon.

That’s fine because there is no inherent time written into the word itself. It’s break-fast, not “morning-meal” or “food-upon-awakening.”

Why NOT Doing This is Key to Becoming a Natural Fat-Burner

Why NOT Doing This is Key to Becoming a Natural Fat-Burner

Last week you read about how changing up your diet can help you regain the metabolic flexibility to become a fat-burner—and this can happen even while you're sleeping.

What if I told you there’s another practice that develops this super power? (No, I’m not talking about exercise.)

Not only will this practice also not take any more time out of your busy day, it will also save you money.

Here’s a clue: Sometimes it isn’t what you do do, but what you don’t do, that has the desired effect.

(Have you figured it out yet?)

Is 2019 the year you finally go Keto?

Is 2019 the year you finally go Keto?

Keto (rhymes with Cheeto, but otherwise has nothing to do with it) is short for ketogenic. Eating a diet that’s ketogenic means that your body has shifted to a state of ketosis where you’re burning ketones for energy.

In general, a Ketogenic diet is framed as a high-fat/moderate protein/low carb way of eating. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? That’s my general approach in The Wonderfulness Program. It’s the basic way to  break your body’s dependence on glucose for energy so it can begin using fat (in particular, your own stores of body fat) instead.

Quit Dieting Already! Nourish yourself, boost your energy, + optimize your body shape with these 6 simple guidelines

Quit Dieting Already! Nourish yourself, boost your energy, + optimize your body shape with these 6 simple guidelines

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel good in your skin. I often argue that it’s not your size or shape that prevents that. It’s how you feel about your size/shape. You have the power to shift your thoughts towards acceptance and appreciation regardless of the shape you’re in. I believe that’s a vital step towards wonderfulness.

Yet who doesn’t want to optimize their body—or even just boost it a bit? My clients often counter my body-acceptance argument by saying that they want to be able to touch their toes without their bellies getting in the way. They want to easily find fun clothes that fit. They don’t like how much energy it takes to carry around an extra five or ten pounds of body fat. They’re tired.

That’s legit. And it’s one of the main reasons I work as a health coach. I want to help women feel wonderful—and what they’re describing to me is the opposite of that.