Category: Weight Loss

How Do People Fast – A Personal Story

This is a personal story that answers the question “How do people fast?”. Although I’ve never been particularly attached to food, if you would have asked me a year ago to fast, I would have refused. Fast forward to today, I fast regularly with ease.

Fasting is interesting in that, once you start doing it, you realize it is not really a big deal. It is interesting how you feel surprisingly good, with no hunger, and great clarity.

Our bodies are built to go periods of time without food. I believe that we have gotten away from the natural practice of fasting due to our reliance on technology that keeps food readily available to us.

My journey to fasting was simple. Painless. And very satisfying. I do like to learn new things about myself and it was surprising to learn how easily I adapted to fasting.

Although, I will admit. Not feeling hungry was a key factor. I dislike being hungry and that would have been a deterrent. The ketogenic lifestyle that I had embarked on allowed me to understand my body and do what felt natural. This created the situation where fasting felt “easy”. The hardest part was explaining to family and friends that I was not eating today. Funny where our stumbling blocks come from.

The benefits that I have lived from the ketogenic lifestyle and fasting are great. Aches and pains that I have lived with for years are no longer there. I do credit Keto with most of the improvement. However, I do see the benefits that fasting added.

I feel like I’m rambling a bit but these are my thoughts on my personal fast experience. Questions are welcomed.

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Why All the Fuss About Time Restricted Eating, IF, & OMAD

Let’s begin with the obvious. No one can force you to fast. If you want to eat, eat. That being said, I find it crazy how many arguments there are online about fasting.

First of all, fasting is a period of time when you are not eating. What is comical about this is, if you consider that a great majority of people often eat when they are not even hungry, how can we then try to put a time frame on what would be fasting?

So, if fasting is not eating during a time frame when you would normally have eaten, then the length of fast can vary widely. What is known, the longer the fast, the more benefits that you gain from the fast.

Science has told us that our bodies focus most of its energy on managing the most important processes before lesser important processes. Processing food is a very important and energy intensive process.

The key to allowing other, very important, processes to take center stage is to have periods of time when we are not eating. The more time we give these other processes, the more health we can attain. So if you want to improve your health, fasting is another tool at your disposal.

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I work on being happy everyday because happiness is a journey. It would be my pleasure to help you work on being happy, one video at a time.

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Please keep in mind that these videos are for educational purposes. I encourage everyone who wants to take action to find a psychologist to work with. Working with a psychologist is not only more efficient, but also keep in mind that a psychologist is trained to help people solve problems.

For those of you who enjoyed the video and would like to contribute to future productions, I would like to encourage you to visit my patreon. For your contribution you will have access to peer support in the private comment section and extra content not available on YouTube.

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There’s No Such Thing as Easy Weight Loss

I’m saying it right from the start. Stop looking for short cuts. You will only set yourself up for failure. Weight loss is a process of allowing your body to use appropriate fuels to power itself while also healing any damage from the inappropriate fuel sources you were previously using. Believing that you can heal your body in a few weeks after years of damage is unrealistic.

It is so important to be kind to yourself and your body during your weight loss. By beginning the process understanding that this will take a year or two, you prepare yourself for the challenges that will be in front of you.

You see, you will have to be prepared to eat well every day for the rest of your life. And you will need to be prepared to stick to your new eating habits at birthday parties, holidays, and anniversaries. You are not only solving some metabolic issues that brought you to this weight but also creating a new way of looking at food.

This is important. Our bodies are precious. You need to consider what you are using as fuel. Eating something that is nutrient poor because it tastes great still means that you just asked your body to manage a bunch of carbs that are toxic for a momentary taste satisfaction. Your body can only protect you by storing that as fat, which is expressly against the goal you seem to have for yourself.

If weight loss is truly your goal, you need to plan for better eating and understand what better eating truly is, in order to be successful. Prioritize your health and you will see success.

I work on being happy everyday because happiness is a journey. It would be my pleasure to help you work on being happy, one video at a time.

Thank you for watching!

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Please keep in mind that these videos are for educational purposes. I encourage everyone who wants to take action to find a psychologist to work with. Working with a psychologist is not only more efficient, but also keep in mind that a psychologist is trained to help people solve problems.

For those of you who enjoyed the video and would like to contribute to future productions, I would like to encourage you to visit my patreon. For your contribution you will have access to peer support in the private comment section and extra content not available on YouTube.

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Any product links are Amazon Associate Links unless specifically stated. Purchases made through these links will result in commissions to support the production of future videos.

Paradox of Weight Loss and Ketogenic Lifestyle

What is the paradox of weight loss and how does the ketogenic lifestyle help us to understand it? Put simply, we have all the information that we need to be at a healthy weight. It has been explained to us from time we began elementary school. Yet, more and more adults are over weight.

The reason, the information that we’ve been given to manage our weight is incorrect. That’s right, it is information that does not correctly explain what causes weight fluctuation and therefore the average person cannot use the information to correctly modify their weight.

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Weight Loss Management That Works

If I had a dollar for every time I heard “calories in calories out” …

Weight loss management that works is based on health. If you want to be able to maintain your healthy weight, you need to think long term.

When health is your primary concern, you will be willing to learn about how your body works and to do what is necessary to maintain it
appropriately. All of a sudden, you are not just focused on losing weight, you are focused on overall health and well being.

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Why We Can’t Trust Ourselves with Food

Ever find yourself in front of an empty extra large bag of chips and think to yourself “I only meant to have a few”? That’s what happens when we allow ourselves to eat food without any restrictions. We can’t trust ourselves with food. Mostly because we were never taught to manage our food intake.

You see, when we are hungry, we seek carbohydrate heavy foods. This is simply because carby foods taste better. Now carby fatty foods taste the best. But we have been taught that fat is bad and should be avoided lest we

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Jillian Michaels Attacks Keto – Exposing Her Bias and Harmful Impact

Jillian Michaels attacks keto without really giving any concrete examples to back up her arguments. This is very frustrating given that celebrities have a lot of influence.

I do believe that we should challenge the norm. That is how progress is made. However, when we challenge, it should be based on facts.

If Jillian Michaels believes that there are issues with the Ketogenic diet, it would be best to list the issues rather than rant about the diet without

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What’s So Special About Low Carb and Keto?

You might be wondering what’s so special about low carb and keto diets. The whole internet seems to be talking about these diets and arguing about the health benefits or death traps that are inherent in each.

From my perspective, I’ve encountered very good results with a Ketogenic lifestyle. Within 3 months, I was able to solve an evolving hip issue, solve long term back and knee issues, and I was able to regulate my weight.

Considering that I came to the ketogenic diet looking for a solution to an inflammation problem (hip) and I left with the solution, plus improved

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight, Common Misunderstandings that Block Weight Loss

Whether you were losing weight and then it just seemed to stop or you were not even able to get the weight loss started, it is frustrating when you cannot achieve your goals. There are some common misunderstandings that block weight loss for most people.

For me, it was very frustrating to know that I was doing everything that I was told should help me to lose weight and yet see no movement on the

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