QUESTION: Have you ever tried intermittent fasting?
With the summer holidays upon us (and with July 4th just around the corner for you Americans out there), it’s wayyy too easy to get derailed from your healthy diet. Our easiest tip that we follow? Counter feasting with intermittent fasting.
Feasting is part of the way we celebrate many modern-day holidays, from Thanksgiving to Chinese New Year. But, it’s never necessary, nor healthy, to eat until you feel like exploding. In fact, your stomach is designed to hold about 1-1.5 liters of food before the urge to throw up kicks in. Still, it’s hard not to feast when there are mounds of delicious, home-cooked food served up. One way to combat this is by setting up limited feeding times.
Intermittent fasting is the trendiest health topic of 2019. While the word “fasting” sounds extreme, everyone has a natural pattern of eating and not-eating (aka when you sleep). The goal of intermittent fasting isn’t to change what you eat, but when you eat it. Still, you eat the same amount of food but in a smaller time frame each day. With longer periods between meals, your body can process glucose and move onto burning fat. There are also lots of studies showing that intermittent fasting boosts energy, resets hormone levels, and even promotes longevity.
How To Do It:
Following intermittent fasting will help you control your eating so you can stay healthy during the holidays. The most common fasting protocol is 16/8. Meaning, food is consumed in an 8-hour window followed by a 16-hour fasting window. We believe this is the most sustainable plan.
Since we left our corporate jobs, we sleep around 9-hours a day, wake up, work out, eat breakfast around 11 AM, and finish dinner around 7 PM. The transition to this IF schedule was challenging, but very worth it. Start by easing into a tighter eating window and do your best to be consistent. It doesn’t have to be strict.
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“I grew up in Romania where Tobi decided he would do a year of volunteering at our center. I was a shy 14-year-old girl and Tobi was a young, good looking, crazy German. But back then there was nothing but friendship and a little teenie crush I had on him.
Our ways separated and life went on. Six years later, I started my studies in Germany in the town where his parents lived. On the day I moved to Germany he had a severe motorcycle accident that caused him to come home to his parents. Tobi loves sports and he had a motorcycle accident where he broke his elbow, his hand and his ankle. And because he couldn't take care of himself very well he went home to his parents.
During this time, I started university and wrote him on Facebook asking him if he had a bike for me or if he knew someone, so that I could get to school easier. That's how he found out about me being in town and I of him being home. I didn't go out much back then and didn't know anyone in the town so he kept writing me asking if I want to meet up. After a few tries I finally agreed to meet him! We went to meet some of his friends and he had planned horse riding because he remembered I love that... And I loved it!
After that we kept writing and seeing each other and got together after 4 months. From there on It was love! 2 years later and we are married now.” #howwemetstory#love#hope#inspirational#soulmates#truelove#lovestory#howwemet#mylove#goals#couplegoals#cutecouple#couplesofinstagram#couples#reallove#weddings#photooftheday#happinessishere#myhusband#truestories#picoftheday#marriedlife#thewaywemet#engagement#marriage#couplesgoals#istilldo#familylove#couplelife#familylife
So yesterday Ty & I felt 𝐒𝐔𝐏𝐄𝐑 𝐄𝐗𝐇𝐀𝐔𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐃 after work, our work isn’t even as physically or mentally challenging compared to other people and were extremely 𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐅𝐔𝐋 for having a means of income for sure 100% !! BUT I don’t think us Humans are made to spend 8-10 hours indoors in front of a computer or doing most of the things we do for work you know ??
𝐈𝐓𝐒 𝐃𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐎𝐅 𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐄𝐍𝐄𝐑𝐆𝐘😭
Until we shift into a shared paradigm where everyone is truly just doing what they love and we Live in world of pure exchanging ••• 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐆𝐄 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲.
But 𝐇𝐎𝗪 ??
Just by getting outside (even if it’s grey and gloomy) & going for a walk, sitting outside on grass, or even the sidewalk just GROUNDING yourself back to Mother Earth, take a break from this box your holding in your hands and just MOVE your body.
✨𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝗪𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐆𝐄𝐃✨
Then you’ll be smiling like us 😁😁!
Sending everyone energy to get through the day✨💛🤙