Friday, September 7, 2018

Intermittent Fasting Kick-Start- An Invitation

Thank you to all that joined us last evening for the Intermittent Fasting Kick-Start Webinar. here are my cliff notes from the ebook that is included in our upcoming program. Plus, an invitation to join us! 

Intermittent fasting is offering a unique, scientifically proven way to shift your body’s cellular and metabolic processes in ways that promote optimal health. The benefits include:
Ø  Reduce and maintain healthy weight sustainably
Ø  Reduce inflammation and strengthen the immune system,
Ø  Reduce blood pressure and resting heart rate, and
Ø  Trigger a metabolic switch whereby the body starts to use fat and ketones for energy.
It is an eating pattern for you to regain and sustain your ideal weight.

This is not about dieting or deprivation. This is a way of eating that honors your unique needs. We believe that life and food should be pleasurable, delicious and decadent. Real food that is nutrient dense is yummy, nourishing and life affirming. Pleasure and nutritious food are powerful ways to boost your metabolism. These send messages to the brain that it is ok to burn fat. It’s important to ditch the guilt and enjoy every bite of what you choose to eat. Our goal is to help you choose wisely without worry or deprivation.
This is not about eating less.
This is about eating less often.
This can be emotionally freeing and save you time and money. You may feel more energized and have more mental clarity.

The fallacy of many diets is that cutting calories works. Research has found that if you cut too many calories, you signal to the body that you are in starvation mode and force it to hold onto fat to slow your metabolism. You need to eat enough nutrient dense food to stoke the fire. Think of a wood burning fire. When you add more wood, the fire burns hotter. You have a unique biochemical makeup.  What is important is how you burn the food and distribute the energy. Most need to eat more, not less. Most need to increase healthy Omega 3’s and other good fat in the diet.

When your body utilizes fat for fuel, less inflammation results. Sugar is inflammatory so the body prioritizes sugar metabolism. Not because it’s the preferred energy source, but in the body’s infinite wisdom, to lower inflammation. Forcing the body to switch from burning sugar to burning fat automatically lowers inflammation.
Cells will uptake sugar over fats so if you are eating donuts or croissants for breakfast, a sandwich on whole-wheat bread (which has more sugar than table sugar) for lunch, and pasta for dinner, then you are keeping your body busy metabolizing sugar and you do not get a chance to burn fat.
This creates mood swings and cravings for more sugar and simple carbohydrates. Studies in rats and mice have proven that sugar is more addictive than drugs. The food industry is well-aware of this. There are hidden sugars in everything from baby formula to salad dressings.

Data suggests that Intermittent Fasting, when done properly, can help extend life, regulate blood glucose, control blood lipidsreduce the risk of coronary disease, manage body weight, help us gain (or maintain) lean muscle mass, reduce the risk of cancer, create more clarity and energy, and more.[1]
The IF Kickstart will help you eliminate sugar and nutrient poor, processed carbohydrates so you can lower insulin and utilize fat for fuel. 

The IF KickStart is in line with the Anti-Alzheimer’s Diet described in  in Dr. Dale Bredesen, MD’s new book, “The End of Alzheimer’s”.
Here is a quote from his book:
“…fasting for at least twelve hours between your last meal of the night and your first of the next morning. Consuming fats such as MCT oil (medium –chain triglyceride oil) or unsaturated fats such as olive oil or avocado or nuts also promote mild ketosis. This will switch your metabolism from carbohydrate-burning and insulin resistant, which promotes Alzheimer’s disease, to fat-burning and insulin sensitive, which helps prevent it. Remember: As metabolism goes, so goes cognition.”
The goal of the IF KickStart is to help transition you away from the Standard American Diet and provide a gateway into the Intermittent Fasting lifestyle – one with proven benefits for health and longevity.
In the beginning, you may go through 1-3 days of transition where you may feel some symptoms of low blood sugar; symptoms such as cravings, light-headedness, hunger or headache. Potassium, minerals and B vitamins can help minimize this - Tasty6 green juices are packed with these key nutrients. In fact, you may need as much as 4700 mg of potassium – the equivalent to 7-10 cups of salad.  This is a lot of salad for the average person to digest. Juicing solves this problem by providing the nutrients without the need to digest all this food! You get the phytonutrients without so much fiber. Your body gets the benefit while allowing the digestive tract to rest and repair. Juiced nutrients are easily absorbed – it’s like receiving a nutrition IV! 

High nutrient, bioavailable nutrition also helps to turn off hunger. 

Fat does not make you fat. Sugar makes you fat and sick.

Fat is an essential key macronutrient

The IF KickStart includes MCT oil, Medium Chain Triglyceride – in the form of a daily dose. This is an essential fatty acid that can penetrate the cellular membrane even in the presence of glucose. It is less likely to be stored as fat and is made immediately available for use in the body. Remember, fat burns hotter and longer than sugar in the body. Multiple studies suggest that MCTs support better brain and memory function, energy boost and endurance, weight loss and improved weight
management, lower cholesterol and lowered blood sugar levels.[1]

Lower’s the risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
Lowers inflammation and joint pain. Loss of excessive belly fat. Up-regulates cellular repair.
Changes hormone levels to make stored fat more accessible for energy. Feeds the brain.

Studies show that when you surround yourself with healthy people, your health improves. 

Join Tasty6, and myself in a 7 day Kick-Start to Wellness. Sign up today and get 14 green juices, 7 power almond milk's with 20 grams of protein, 7 MCT and Turmeric shots, 7 fresh organic soups, teas and ebook, guidebook, recipes, plus group guided webinars and support. 

Carpe Diem,


About Lisa Jackson, RN, CHC, RYT-500, AFMC

Lisa is an author, functional nutrition, and functional medicine trained health coach, yoga teacher, and retired Registered Nurse with the mission to "Inspire, Educate and Empower" individuals and corporations to achieve optimal health.

Lisa's book, Savvy Secrets: Eat, Think & Thrive is a self-health book offering her Seven Steps to Optimal Health.

When she is not coaching, or speaking, you can find Lisa joyfully sharing Carpe Diem Dance or playing with her two grandchildren. She is the mother of four adult children and believes, "Optimal health should not be a secret."