Women should NOT do intermittent fasting.
Well, let me rephrase that: Women should ONLY do intermittent fasting a very specific way…
Or suffer potentially life-long metabolic and hormonal problems.
In this post I’m going to breakdown how women should do intermittent fasting.
I’m not here to persuade you to try intermittent fasting. My job here is to give you the lowdown on:
- what intermittent fasting is
- what it does to your body, metabolism, and hormones
- how it can help you lose weight
- how long you should do it
- provide you access to a science-backed intermittent fasting program that uses a unique metabolic twist to guarantee success
What Is Intermittent Fasting?
You’ve probably tried to lose weight in previous years.
Maybe you’ve even read similar articles or programs to this one promising the secret to losing weight and feeling great.
Well this article is different. I’m going to show you exactly what it takes to lose weight, 6 to 10 pounds every month using a special and unique version of the intermittent fasting diet.
Fast weight loss is something I’ve been preaching against for the past 10 years. Everything changed when I met Debra, who was able to lose over 35 pounds in a short period of time.
She had confirmed my research that most fast weight loss programs leave you feeling hungry, tired, frustrated, and more damaged than when you started.
I’ll tell you a little bit more about how this busy mother of 2 lost a ton of weight (and got a flat belly) after I reveal the fasting formula for losing 6-10 pounds every month.
You should give up on traditional dieting, because the program outlined here isn’t a diet at all. I’m going to help you:
- Improve your metabolic health
- Accelerate your fat-burning hormones
- Block your fat-storing hormones
- Kill your cravings and reduce your appetite
- Lose stubborn fat and weight quickly, without ever being hungry or even having to count calories
I’ve used a unique version of intermittent fasting I’ve coined “Metabolic Fasting”
Most people just think fasting is not eating breakfast or not eating for a certain period of time.
But if you (a woman) wants to succeed with intermittent fasting without any negative consequence then it’s important you fast in a very specific way.
Why You Can’t Lose Weight
Hormones are the reason you can’t lose weight.
Your current state of hormone health either helps you lose fat or it makes you store fat.
Bottom line: If you want to lose weight, or more importantly lose fat, then you need to first, fix your hormones, specifically these 3:
- T3 (Thyroid Hormone)
If you’ve tried different types of diets and are still struggling with your weight, the main reason could be because of a hormone called insulin.
When you have more glucose than your needs or can deal with, your body responds by producing more insulin to stabilize your blood sugar level and stores the excess glucose as fat.
The Mindset To Lose 6-10 Pounds Every Month
Losing a significant amount of weight is a full-time commitment. You can’t be all about your weight loss goals Monday to Friday and take the weekends off. You also have to realize that losing large amounts of weight takes time and patience. Real life is not the Biggest Loser: Healthy weight loss ranges from 0.5lbs-3lbs per week.
On that note, you CAN lose over 20 pounds in 1 month, BUT that’s only healthy IF you’re doing healthy thing, not starving yourself, and have a lot of weight to lose.
Losing weight too fast is not sustainable and often results in relapse later on (just look up the stats on how many Biggest Loser contestants gain the weight back within a year of the show!).
Dedication and consistency are the name of the game!
Focus on Progress Not Perfection
As you probably know by now, major weight loss takes time, so there will never be a chunk of time long enough where you won’t have to make some hard sacrifices. Holidays, birthdays, vacations, dinners or nights out with friends – all of these things will come up while you are making your lifestyle changes. You will have to make sacrifices, and it will be hard.
Remember your goals, communicate those goals with your friends and family. You can do it!
Be OK With Making Mistakes
I just want to remind you that “mistakes are proof you are trying.” Most of the questions I receive throughout the week have a common themes:
• eating something you shouldn’t have
• missing workouts
• not eating enough
• eating too many “bad” carbs
In other words, the majority of questions or problems you have when it comes to transforming your body are about the mistakes you made. Mistakes are part of the imperfect journey of weight loss, fitness, and flexible eating.
Don’t dwell on your past mistakes. Don’t regret your choice to skip a workout. Accept them and CHOOSE to make a different (better?) choice next time.
It’s pretty simple when you realize YOU get to choose your action and you get to choose how to respond to that choice/action/decision. It’s not an easy job taking responsibility for your mistakes, choosing to learn from them, and then focusing on how you’re going to make a better choice next time.
It’s not easy, BUT it’s worth it, in the end, right?
Eat Right, Exercise, And Transform Because You LOVE Your Body, Not Because You Hate It
If you are exercising and dieting because you hate your body, that’s a negative place to start and will result in a negative outcome. You should be building a healthier lifestyle because you love your body and want to do what’s best for it. Be sure to set goals that aren’t tied to the scale or a clothing size: Real, tangible goals like running a 5k or finally taking those dance lessons you’ve always wanted to are much more motivating and fulfilling than a number on a scale or a waist circumference.
The most important thing when trying to lose large amounts of weight is to start small and make one change at a time. Trying to make several changes all at once is overwhelming and you will most likely fall off the bandwagon early on. Adding a new healthy habit every week or two that you know you will succeed at is motivating and will make future changes easier and more natural.
Forget About Calories, Points, and Scales
You must remember that not all calories are created equal. Five-hundred McD’s calories does not equal five-hundred whole food calories. Your body NEEDS–most of your bodies are CRAVING–real food nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants.
If you don’t supply your body with real food nutrients, it will keep asking for more, and hold on for (literally) dear life to whatever food you consume.
You think if you are eating 1,250 calories of crappy food your body is going to “help” you lose weight? No way, it ain’t gonna happen.
The reality is you need to be eating closer to 2,000 calories of AWESOME food every day, sometimes even MORE on days that require more metabolic function (excess stress, workout days, etc..)
More and more women are going on calorie RESTRICTIVE diets, and guess what is happening to more and more women just like YOU? Ya’ll are GAINING more weight!
You might lose some initially, but then it comes back with a vengeance. I have the solution for you, your weight loss and food troubles, that doesn’t involve calorie counting, obsessing about points, or checking the scale every morning (although you’ll want to because the weight will be flying off).
The 6 Step Plan To Lose 6-10 Pounds Every Month On The Intermittent Fasting Diet
Step 1: First, Focus On Food Quality And Not Food Quantity
While others are trying to suppress their appetite, YOU are going to be satisfying your appetite, nourishing your body, and cleaning out the toxicity.
I always say, instead of suppressing your appetite, SATISFY your appetite. Too many people trying to lose weight are focusing on points, calories, and the scale.
This obviously isn’t working, because if it was, I wouldn’t have to write this article.
100% of the clients who needed to lose over 50 pounds and who weighed 200 pounds or more had hormonal problems that prevented them from losing weight or burning fat.
High cortisol, excess estrogen, low growth hormone, low thyroid, low testosterone, insulin resistance, and many others are likely making weight loss impossible.
The solution? Focus on NOURISHING your body with high quality foods, macronutrients, and hormone-healing meals.
Have access to the healthiest, balanced, Metabolic meals on the planet with The 3-Week Intermittent fasting Diet
Counting calories is not only awful, it usually doesn’t work. And if it does, the weight always comes back. Most of the time, even more stubborn than ever before.
Step 2: Skip The Exercise More Mindset
I hope I’m not starting off on the wrong foot, because you think I’m going to try to sell you a magic “no exercise” pill.
Eventually you’ll need to start an exercise program. Exercise, while it plays a significant role in FAT LOSS, plays a minor role in WEIGHT LOSS.
If you have over 50 pounds to lose, we need to get weight off first.
A recent study done by Current Biology took 322 adults from 5 different countries through a calorie reduction weight loss program. They split the groups between those that did exercise and those that did not.
Believe it or not, adding in exercise did not play ANY major role over calories burned or weight lost. And for those that saw changes, they were minor at best.
When you start exercising, the first thing you’ll begin doing is walking with a mix of metabolic bodyweight exercises.
Metabolic exercise makes sure you’re boosting the right fat-burning hormones and keeping your stress/fat-storing hormones low and out of the way!
Step 3: Set HUGE Weight Loss Goals
he bad news? Most people think it’s not healthy to lose weight quickly
The truth? It’s not the fact that you lose weight fast that is unhealthy, it’s HOW you go about it.
The great news? An intermittent fasting diet can help you lose weight quickly and in a healthy way.
According to the latest science, militant diets win out vs. standard diets. Those who lose the most weight in the first 2-4 weeks of dieting have the greatest weight loss results in the following year.
Therefore, losing weight fast will better impact you in both the short-term and the long-term. The most effective thing you can do is actually a cold turkey approach.
If you know anything about my philosophy on health and weight loss, you’ll know I HATE the short-term diets, so for me to say this is saying a lot about the importance of losing weight FAST.
Dropping weight fast will motivate you to keep going. Keep making better eating choices. Keep choosing the workout over the couch.
You NEED a win right away if you have a lot of weight to lose and I want to help you have a FAST weight loss win.
The 3-Week Intermittent fasting Diet Helped Crystal and Debra Lose 7 Pounds In One Week And They Kept It Off…Learn How
Step 4: Get To Know And Balance Your Macronutrients
Most people they just to through some protein and vegetables together and that’s all you need to lose weight.
While you probably lose weight on a protein/veggie diet, you’ll end up slowing down your metabolism AND you won’t last very long eating a boring, un-enjoyable diet.
You NEED carbs and fat to lose fat and boost your metabolism.
The trick lies in knowing which carbs and fats to include in your daily eating and which ones to exclude (most of the time) from your eating.
The best strategy for meal-balancing or macro-balancing I teach in my 3-Week Intermittent Fasting Diet, begins with simplicity. When you keep your meals simple, you’re more likely to stick to it.
Most of the time I suggest a balanced approach to your macronutrients: carbs, proteins, and fats. However, if you’re starting from scratch I have my clients start with an Intermittent Fasting Diet, with a focus on more fat, medium protein, and low-carb.
This form of macro-balancing stabilizes insulin and leptin, the two most important hormones for fat loss. The other thing the intermittent fasting diet does is switches your body from burning sugar to fat.
Step 5: Heal Your Digestive System, Detox Your Liver, and Boost Your Thyroid
Most “experts” ignore the most important part of losing weight and burning fat:
- Without a healthy digestive system
- A toxic liver
- A sluggish thyroid
Optimal digestion and assimilation of food and nutrients is vital for healthy weight loss. The hormones of the digestive tract are responsible for appetite control, food digestion, nutrient absorption, and toxin removal.
Your digestive system is strongly related to your nervous system, which influence your endocrine system (hormones). If you treat your stomach like a garbage disposal for low-quality foods, your hormones will repay you with weight gain.
Overconsumption of inflammatory foods can lead to leaky guy syndrome, IBS, chronic diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, and more food intolerances. An inflamed “gut” makes it nearly impossible to have a flat stomach or engage the muscles consisting of your “core.”
Optimal health and weight loss are not possible without a healthy liver. The liver is the major detoxification organ and also filters most hormones. It is responsible for 75% of T3 conversion (thyroid hormone) and provides energy in the form of glycogen. It also filters excess estrogen.
When the liver is overburdened by excess stress hormones, alcohol, processed foods, artificial sweeteners, HFCS/sugar, and an overall poor quality diet, the 2 phases of detoxification are inhibited.
The thyroid gland produces three hormones: Thyroxine (T4), Triiodothyronine (T3) and Calcitonin. T4 and T3 are what most people think of as “thyroid hormones.” These hormones play a significant role in your metabolism and in energy regulation in the body. Thyroid hormones act on almost every kind of cell in your body to increase cellular activity or metabolism. If there is too much or too little thyroid hormone, the metabolism of your entire body is impacted.
Because the thyroid hormones T3 and T4 control cellular metabolism throughout the body, when there is not enough of them for any reason, this metabolic function slows and becomes impaired.
Since the thyroid gland regulates metabolism, there is a strong correlation between thyroid disease and weight. Weight gain is more severe in people with hypothyroidism due to an excess accumulation of salt and water; weight loss is common in people who have hyperthyroidism.
Learn How The 3-Week intermittent fasting Diet Eliminates Gut Inflammation, Detoxes Your Liver, and Resets Your Thyroid
Step 6: Be Consistent, Stay Committed, And Be A Conscious Eater
Even following the best, healthiest diet if you aren’t committed to it, you won’t be successful.
So, for the final step to lose 6-10 pounds every month on a intermittent fasting diet:
- Be Consistent
- Commit to the program you choose
- Make conscious eating, exercise, and lifestyle choices
Bonus Step 7: Follow A Health and Hormone Focused Program
I don’t know about you, I’m tired of all of the diet programs and weight loss plans that don’t put YOUR HEALTH first.
Alright, I must confess before I give you my formula for losing weight. I’m biased on my program, because they are focused on 3 things: HEALTH, metabolism, and hormones.
To me, if a program focuses on anything other than those 3 main things, you’re doomed.
The most frustrating part of working with over 10,000 people is, I’ve found most people are trying to lose weight to get healthy, when they should be focusing on getting healthy to lose weight.
That’s how I’m going to help you start a metabolism-focused lifestyle.
If this article hit home for you, The 3-Week Intermittent Fasting Diet really is the best place to start your weight loss journey.
My clients lose an average of 10-21 pounds in 21 days and absolutely love the program! But even better than the weight loss is the feedback we get from our clients about how the program has taught them how to change their eating habits and find a diet that truly works for them in the long-term.
I have over 2,000 clients in our private support group going through the intermittent fasting diet together, and every day they are sharing experiences, results, motivation, and lots of recipes!
If you need to lose 50 pounds or more and ready to make a HUGE and PERMANENT change in your life, this is the ONLY place you should start. The program was designed in a way that it can be completed in multiple rounds if you have more weight to lose.
The strategies that I teach will help you make the necessary changes in your diet, fitness, and lifestyle and more importantly, help you maintain an enjoyable, sustainable, and flexible way of eating.
Leave a comment below if you enjoyed this article on how to lose weight!
What Do People Who Lose 6-10 Pounds Every Month Know That You Don’t?
Does it feel like no matter what you do, weight loss is ALWAYS a struggle? Yet for others it comes easy. What do THEY know that you don’t?
What are THEY doing that you aren’t?
I’m sorry to say, it’s not the latest exercise craze, dietary supplements, magic pill, or extract that’s helping others lose weight.
It’s a sustainable program that is focused on your unique metabolism, hormones, and lifestyle. A program with YOU in mind.
When I launched the 3-Week Intermittent Fasting Diet 1 year ago, I never thought over 3,000 people would have downloaded and used this plan. Much less have over 100 people lose over 20 pounds in 21 days.
The results keep coming in and I’m STILL shocked to see some of the transformations, but the messages NEVER get old.
If you’d like to become the next success story, then watch the free presentation and read the success stories, then share yours in 3ish weeks inside our private support group on Facebook.