I hope this blog finds you well. I am so ready for the Summer but Spring has had a slight change of plan here in England. Wherever you are in the world may the season find you enjoying good health.
I wanted to share a little about ‘feasting’ which basically means feeding our body. In reality, we feed our body physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually. ALL of these aspects are of absolute importance when it comes to wellbeing. One out of balance will ‘drag the others down’. So keep that in mind as you read on.
Since October 2017 I have been running my e-courses on the science of nutrition and ‘fasting and feasting’. Some of the testimonies are here and I wanted to touch upon the whole idea of feasting on the physical level. I cover this in much more depth in the e-course but for those who are doing this without the support and are not getting the results anticipated or have gotten ‘stuck,’ it is a matter of biochemical individuality on many levels.
Some of these ‘stuck’ symptoms include no fat loss, low energy, hair loss, brain fag, irritability, cold intolerance, weight gain, actually, the exact opposite of the every day results from the ‘fasting and feasting’ programme which is about shifting into fat burning mode AND healing and regenerating the body, making the body more ‘adaptable’ which is a sign of wellbeing. Then why the unexpected results?
Firstly, it is more than the ‘fasting’, the feasting is JUST AS IMPORTANT, if not more important. It is vital to feast on
- Nutrient-dense, healthy foods
- Foods that will support the various healing systems in the body
- Your body’s unique needs for the different food groups
For example, cutting out ALL sugars may not be ideal for everyone, others rely more on protein, others may rely on leaner proteins and some on not-so leaner proteins. For a few, their biochemistry may be that they do better on more carbohydrates etc. It is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to the so-called ‘feasting’ window. This is why the focus in the e-course is about the ‘feasting’ as well as the fasting.
Did you know that….
- ‘Fasting and feasting’ is not the same as a low-calorie DIEt
- ‘Fasting and feasting’ is dependent on organ health and body systems
- Fasting time varies according to your body’s needs at that time
- Eating ‘keto’ does not necessarily mean it is keto for you
- Being hypoglycemic means you are ‘stuck’ in sugar burning mode and not ‘adrenal burnout’ ..this is a pre-diabetic stage
- All the different food groups are required and for vital health not just for taste
- Thyroid function requires insulin, so the carbohydrate needs will vary accordingly
Does that mean you should avoid fasting if you are hypoglycemic or have thyroid issues? No, the benefits far outweigh the risks BUT the focus should be on the ‘feasting’ window.
So if you are feasting on a traditional ‘keto’ DIEt which measures the food groups in relation to others and quantity, that may not be an ideal fit for you. I have seen some do better on vegan protein sources and others do better with a plateful of greens and plenty of fat and a little protein. It is about YOU, not the ‘DIEt’. We need to let go of categorising how we eat as DIEts. If anything one of the best things you can do is to crowd out all refined sugar with healthy foods, even if that is all you do. It is a great start.
Dr Ron Rosedale says ‘every disease known to man occurred in a sugar burning body’. What this means is that sugar is toxic, it sets up the body to ‘fail’ biochemically. This white refined product uses more nutrients than your body obtains from it. In nutrition terms, It is known as a ‘nutrient robber’. Although you may get some energy from burning the sugar, the whole process of actually getting some energy from sugar is nutritionally so costly that your body ends up in a ‘nutrient deficit’. So long-term sugar consumption leads to a body that is ‘home’ to disease. The disease does not ‘get you’, your environment in your body and mind creates the home for the disease.
If you want to change your internal environment and want to do this with my daily support in a private FB group online with a comprehensive, information-packed, practical way, then hop onto my e-course here, the next one starts on Sunday, April 1st. I hope to ‘see’ you there.
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