Intermittent Fasting for Optimal Aging
add years to life and therefore life to your years
After my head injury in July of 2018, I gained 20 pounds from not being active and being depressed. The doctors said that I needed to take it easy for the next 90 days. No stress. No physical activity or exercise. No arguing with CP and telling him what to do. I did it anyways but he just ignored me.
The trauma of my fall not only left a physical scar on my forehead but it left an emotional scar as well. I found myself in a daily emotional state of constant fear for me, the kids and CP.
I didn’t want to leave the house. I wanted to stay safe at home, eat (food was always a comfort for me in the past) and keep my family close. I have a confession to make. As most of you know I’m a holistic health practitioner. I know that eating clean and green is the way to stay healthy and I stopped eating clean.
Mistake #1. Yup. There it is. The 90 days turned into 9 months of depression and self-sabotage, escaping the pain with food. The hole I sunk into was so deep and dark that I couldn’t climb out. Nothing I tried worked or would get me out of the funk I was in. I guess if I’m being honest I was upset with the Lord and felt betrayed by Him so I was trying to fix myself and not wanting to ask HIM for anything. That was until I found myself at the end of my rope asking the Lord to intervene and heal me from this cycle I was in. He led me to do some inner healing around soul trauma and also wanted me to fast. FAST!
That was when I discovered intermittent fasting.
I have always been a research-a-holic (part of being a control freak). I dug into intermittent fasting to find out everything I could.
I had just suffered a head trauma, severe concussion and two days in a coma and needed my brain to heal. I needed answers and was not going to sit around just hoping one day things would get better. Besides Intermittent Fasting, my research led me to the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen chambers with head injuries like mine. I happened to have a doctor friend about an hour away from our home that had an oxygen chamber and the use of the chamber made a huge difference for me on my healing journey. Next, I knew I needed to address my emotional eating patterns.
After extensive research on fasting and how it can help your body and brain to heal plus reverse aging and a number of other amazing benefits, I was willing to give it a try. It was pretty simple. I began by having an eating window and a fasting window each day. During my eating window I simply focused on eating plant based. I wanted to keep it easy so if it worked for me, I knew that others could do it it too. In my first 4 weeks I dropped 10 pounds without dieting and also enjoying a feast day once per week. I don’t count macros or calories and I still go out with friends to eat, have fun and keep life simple. I only eat during my 8-hour window. After my first two weeks, I saw my body make great gains in healing itself and I no longer lived life from indoors. I am not only back to where I was… I am better than where I was before my accident.
Intermittent fasting isn’t difficult to add to your life and make a lifestyle of it. It really is easy. You don’t eat less. You just eat less often! The time frame of when you eat will make a huge difference and produce big results, feeling better, looking better, sleeping better, reduce inflammation, provide weight loss and it will also help to balance hormones and increase muscle mass.
If it worked for me, it can work for you too! So, let me explain a bit about “IF”.
What Is Intermittent Fasting?
Intermittent Fasting can be defined as an eating window where you cycle between periods of eating and periods of not eating (AKA fasting). It’s really that easy.
Now… There are many different Intermittent Fasting protocols out there, however, the basics are very much the same. You have a period of eating, followed by a period of fasting, and repeat. A popular example that you may already be familiar with, is fasting for 16 hours and then having an 8 hour “eating window” where you eat all of your meals for the day.
Now…The main issue I have with the majority of Intermittent Fasting Protocols out there is that they are far too restrictive. And if you are anything like me, strict or extreme diets just don’t work for me and most of my client. This is why I created a program that is much more flexible, enjoyable and very simple to achieve your personal goals.
So How Does Intermittent Fasting Work?
Now that you have a general understanding of what Intermitted Fasting is, let’s cover exactly how it works.
One of the main reasons Intermittent Fasting is such a great way to heal the body and lose those unwanted pounds is because your body responds differently when you are in a “fasted” state compared to when you are in a “feasted” state.
When you eat, your body will spend the next few hours breaking down that food and use it as energy. And as you already know, your body needs this energy in order to function properly.
Now, during the fasted state…
Your body doesn’t have that readily available energy (i.e. the calories from the foods you just ate), so it looks for something else to use as energy. And your body is then more likely to use fat as energy because it’s the most readily available.
Even better, Intermittent Fasting can help teach your body to use the food you consume more efficiently. In short, you are keeping your body at optimal fat burning levels.
Why Should You Include Intermittent Fasting?
Now that we covered the “what” and “how” of Intermittent Fasting, let’s get down to the real question of WHY you should be practicing this in your life so you have optimal health even if you don’t need to lose weight.
First and foremost, Intermittent Fasting is flexible.
It teaches you to listen to your body, your hunger levels, and it takes the pressure off of having your life revolve around food and dieting.
I don’t know about you, but I do NOT want to feel like I am dieting all the time or in bondage to food.
And that’s part of the reason I love Intermittent Fasting so much. We all know the feeling of being restricted to limited portions or special diet foods or shakes because you “aren’t allowed to eat more” or the feeling of having to eat every 2-3 hours. With Intermittent Fasting, you don’t need to focus and be stressed out over these things.
Second, Intermittent Fasting SIMPLIFIES your nutrition.
Instead of worrying about counting calories or weighing food or eating every 2-3 hours or meal prepping 5 meals to bring with you, you simply focus on eating your meals during your eating window. Plus, this allows for you to enjoy bigger meals and to be more flexible with the foods you eat.
Third, Intermittent Fasting can help you reach your goals.
Whether your goal is to lose weight, burn fat, heal from an autoimmune disease or even gain some muscle, Intermittent Fasting can be the answer to your prayers and a great way to help you get there.
You’ll do it in a flexible and enjoyable fashion that anyone can do especially with me guiding you every step of the way.
Some of the other benefits are as follows:
- Significantly reduced bloating
- Weight loss
- Reduced body fat percentage
- Muscle gain
- Increased mental clarity
- Balanced thyroid hormones
- Reduced sugar cravings
- Increased energy levels
- Reduced acne/breakouts
- Reduced IBS symptoms
- Reduced anxiety and stress levels
- Increased life expectancy
- Increased growth hormone levels, which preserve muscle mass
- Glowing Skin
- Increased energy levels
- Increased fat burning
- Reduce Alzheimer’s-like behavioral changes
- Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
The best part is that you’ll do it in a flexible and enjoyable fashion…
Now, I have only scratched the surface on Intermittent Fasting. Which is why I have condensed everything that I’ve learned and implemented in my own life and put it all in one place for you.
Below, I am going to show you exactly how you can get started with me.
On the “IF” for Optimal Aging, you are going to discover what I call “Intuitive Eating.”
Once you have broken your fast, it’s very important to LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. You should not be hungry during your flexible eating window, so be sure to fuel your body properly. What you will notice is that some days you will find yourself more hungry and other days you will be less hungry, and that’s OK. Listen to your body and eat when you are hungry and until you are satisfied.
That means, NO counting. NO weighing. NO measuring. EVER!
On the “IF” for Optimal Aging, your best results will come by eating real food.
For me, this means lots of plant-based eating and even some high-quality dark chocolate… YESSS! For others it will be meat, eggs and fish. Eating the right foods while on the “IF” for Optimal Aging can make all the difference in the results you are going to see. I will be giving you awesome tasting, easy to prepare recipes so that you have a ton of different delicious options to choose from! The best part is that you will enjoy a feast day once a week.
My program is simple and easy so you can discover the amazing life-transforming benefits of “IF” (intermittent fasting). I even put together all the science for you so you can understand the WHY and have a super easy step by step plan that will enable you to become your own best health advocate. You will take charge of your health and stop leaving it in the hands of others.
God put this on my heart as a ministry to those that are looking for answers just like I was. I want to make this available as a ministry donation basis to our 501c3 Nonprofit.
You get to join the program for any donation amount! And your donation is tax-deductible! I know, it’s almost too good to be true!
If I were charging for this program, it will sell for $149. I want to make this affordable for all. So pray and decide what you need to invest in this program to change your life. I know that the transformation that you’ll make during this program will be priceless and all the profits go to support His Mission of Love 501c3 Nonprofit. I’m doing this so I can help more people. I run into people all the time here in Ecuador that struggle with sickness or being overweight. They need real answers that work with a simple solution. They need something that can help them heal with the foods from our local markets. I was tired of telling people that I don’t have something here locally as most of my products are shipped in from the states.
I wanted to help people in a bad way and I know this is the answer God gave me to help all those wanting to heal their body with food and fasting.
I am in my mid 50’s and as we age, many of us battle with reaching and maintaining ideal health and weight goals. We struggle with belly fat, storing fat on our hips, arms, thighs as well as low grade inflammation, which is the root cause of many health challenges such as cancer, autoimmunity, thyroid dysfunction, mental health issues/depression, and hormonal imbalances.
We have become accustomed to not feeling well and we forget how good it feels to feel good. We accept our aches and pains, our weight gain, fatigue, headaches, mood swings, inflammation, and digestive issues, simply because we are aging. I am here to say, don’t believe that lie any longer. You don’t have to settle for less than feeling amazing.
I was in that exact same place of accepting my fate and realized it’s simply a LIE that the enemy serves to us waiting to see if we will take a bite. It’s time to push the enemy’s plate back and so NO MORE!
“IF” for Optimal Aging will not only help you with your health and weight loss, it also will help you release any trauma you may have stored in your body plus significantly improve your relationships with others, your spouse as well as your relationship with God and your intimacy with HIM.
21 DAY PROGRAM DETAILS:
WHAT YOU GET
Daily emails that include spiritual nourishment as well as education behind the Intermittent Fasting for Optimal Aging.
Daily progress calendar to keep you accountable as you check off each day.
Recipe suggestions for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Food list of what to eat and what to avoid.
Access to a private FB group with daily Facebook live teachings from me.
You will get a $50 gift card to spend at my e-commerce superfood store.
WHAT I ASK OF YOU:
FAITHFUL – Be faithful to what God wants to show you.
AVAILABLE – Let God use you to add value to other people’s lives.
TEACHABLE – Be willing to learn and apply new things.
TELL – Tell a friend about the FRESH START you’ve found.
Still have Questions?
What is the IF for Optimal Aging (IFFOA) and why does it work so fast?
The IFFOA is a plan I designed to help me heal my body and lose weight in less time using the power of Intermittent Fasting. However, after realizing that the majority of Intermittent Fasting plans were way to strict, I decided to create my own variation.
By actually doing Intermittent fasting not only did I see amazing results of feeling more energized, clarity of mind, eliminated depression and fast weight loss… It was really enjoyable and almost felt effortless. By using IFFOA, you will teach your body how to burn fat for fuel and optimize the foods that you eat to enable you to see faster results.
The key to the program is the set-up and simplicity. Everything has been perfectly placed so that you can burn the most fat in the least amount of time without constantly worrying about your diet.
Will I have to starve myself on the program?
Gosh NO! This was one of the reasons of why I don’t like many of the Intermittent Fasting plans that are out there because it restricts the foods you can eat. On the IFFOA, you will learn to eat for your body so that you can get your best results possible.
In the beginning, you may find yourself getting hungry during your fasting period, but that’s OK. As your body adjusts, you will discover that you can actually eat MORE food and still get the results you want.
Can I use the IFFOA plan more than just once?
100% YES! In fact, IFFOA is a lifestyle and it is something I use every single day as do many of my clients. It’s an incredible easy way to eat and get amazing results!
Will I lose muscle mass with this program?
Nope! This is a very common question that I get when it comes to Intermittent Fasting. However, you don’t need to worry about losing muscle mass with this plan. The way the program is designed it’s meant for you to keep ALL your lean mass muscle while only eliminating fat. It’s a pretty sweet deal if you ask me.
What if I don't have a ton of fat to lose?
No problem at all. Adding in “IF” intermittent fasting periods can actually help you heal your body, reduce inflammation and reverse aging. So even if you don’t have a lot of fat to lose, you will experience many positive benefits that I have listed above.
What if I have a lot of weight to lose?
You will incorporate the techniques that I will be discussing in the program. I will show you the best foods to focus on, how to get started with shorter fasts, and how to feel good doing it. As always, I recommend talking with your doctor to see if you have any medical conditions that would prevent you from starting the program.
Is the program for everyone?
Although these techniques can work for everyone… If you are pregnant, are hypoglycemic, are diabetic or pre-diabetic or have an eating disorder, I always recommend having a consultation with your doctor first to get their approval.
Does the program work just as good for women as it does men?
The short answer is yes. The main difference for men and women in this program is the fasting duration. Most women need to add in certain foods during their monthly menstrual cycle. In terms of reaching your personal goals, both women and men can see fantastic results using this system!
Can I really pick my price?
I’m making it that simple because I want you to get started with IFFOA today knowing you’ve got everything to gain with zero risk.
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