Intermittent Fasting (I.F.)

Posted on October 29, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Intermittent Fasting (I.F.)

I love peaceful, quiet mornings; practicing yoga, sipping coffee, listening to music, and long walks out in nature! 

I usually end up doing the 16:8 method of intermittent fasting;

Break the Fast around 1PM ish =)
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eating Window
9:00 PM - 1:00 PM Fasting Window

I don't count calories!!! I eat only when I'm hungry, and I eat until I'm satisfied.
I always listen to my body! 

Wake Up
HYDRATE (water) + coffee + movement

Collagen Coffee
I add collagen powder (great for glowing skin, digestion, hair and nails!) and I add some oat milk or nutpods *no sugar* plant based creamer to my coffee.

BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids)
BCAA's are so important especially if you are lifting weights! I add BCAA powder to my water and drink in the morning after my coffee. BCAA's help build lean muscle tissue, burn fat, recover from workouts (less soreness), curbs appetite, and this one has ashwaganda which reduces stress =)

1PM or 2PM
this is usually when I eat my first meal. but if I'm hungrier earlier, I will eat. I always listen to my body!

I love combining Fasting with Paleo and Plant Based;
(I make sure to get in plenty of greens and berries!). When it is cold out, I love hot soups. When it's hoto out, I love smoothies!

Breaking my fast always varies... I might start with a couple of medjool dates, eggs or fruit... then my meals look like these below:

Wild Caught Salmon pan fried with lemon, olive oil, and pink himalayan sea salt, with my favorite salad (red onion, cucumber, strawberries, white vinegar, pink sea salt, black pepper).

keep it simple!! Hard-boiled eggs (1 whole and 2 whites) with Himalayan Sea Salt and black pepper. Some sort of fruit (grapes or strawberries usually), Avocado (Healthy fats!), cherry tomatoes, cucumber with vinegar and sea salt.

filet mignon with salad

I always keep fresh produce chopped and ready to snack on

Wasa Whole Grain Rye crackers: only 20 calories per cracker! 

3 Wasa crackers, one has halva (a middle eastern sweet made of ground sesame seeds and honey) with strawberries on top, one has tuna salad with pickled red onions, and one has smashed avocado with everything but the bagel seasoning. yum!

similar to first meal
focus is on protein, veggies, and healthy fats

herbal tea (I love peppermint and chamomile)
coffee or decaf if it's later in the day
green juice - mostly veg, lots of lemon and ginger
julian bakery pro cookie (low carb!)
85-95% dark chocolate, no sugar, paleo and vegan (quality dark chocolate is very healthy for the body and mind!)
tosi nut bar