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Month: January 2019

How I lost 6 pounds in 5 days – Starting the weight loss routine strong

And I lost enough bloat to notice. 🙂

What I did was get back to the basics and implemented practices that worked best.

I removed things I know I shouldn’t be eating, cleaned up my lifestyle with a new routine, and started nourishing my mind every morning like I nourish my body.

Below I detail what I did to lose 6 pounds in 5 days.

Put myself back on a routine

A good routine helps me stick to healthy habits like my daily self-care practices, fasting schedule, and turning off electronics an hour before bed.

I also meal prep, grocery shop, wash clothes, and do other chores on a routine so I can remember to prioritize them.

When I stick to my routine, and let my productive and healthy habits trigger each other, I’m more likely to stick to my weight loss routine.

I’m more likely to stick to my personal development routine.

I’m more likely to stick to my blogging routine.

I think you get it.

Routines are the bomb! (Am I showing my age?)

They’re a cool hack to establishing habits YOU WANT to have.

To create my new routine and actually start working it, I made a list of daily habits I’ll like to practice and in the order I will like to practice them in.

Each morning, I get up and look at that list and work my way down, checking off each habit as I complete it.

This is motivating and it helps. Big time.

How to create your own checklist routine of healthy habits that’ll trigger each other
  1. Make a list of habits you will like to practice without worrying about the order in which you will do them. Just list them. Here’s what’s in my list:
    1. Meditation (20 mins)
    2. Writing a list of positive aspects, things I appreciate, things I’m thankful for (until the page is full)
    3. Studying a chapter of a personal development book I’ve finished reading (20 to 30 mins)
    4. Read a personal development book I haven’t finished reading yet (30 mins)
    5. Write 1,000 words (1 hour or if I reach 2,000 words)
    6. Workout (45 mins)
    7. Shower, dress, makeup (1 to 2 hours)
    8. Eat breakfast (30 mins)
  2. Once you complete your list, think about how you can fit these activities into a steady flow of activities. Think about what habits can trigger the next habit. For instance, studying a chapter triggers the following habit to read 30 minutes.
  3. Create a new list of your healthy habits in the order you will do them in. This is your new routine! 🙂
  4. Add to a habit tracker and start each day with that bad boy and work your way down the list.

Started practicing complete abstinence from highly processed foods and quit drinking alcohol

I’ve been eating a primarily paleo diet for the last 6 years and doing keto on and off for the last 2 years or so. Maybe even longer.

The reason why I’m not at my desired weight is because I’m not on these healthy routines long enough to get my desired results.

I’ve cheated. I’ve binged. I’ve hid my garbage so I don’t get asked “aren’t you on a diet?”

And most of all, I’ve had to admit to myself that I do have an unhealthy relationship with food. I am experiencing addiction and my binge eating is likely an eating disorder.

So in doing my research, I’ve come to the conclusion that practicing complete abstinence will be best for my health and wellbeing.

Came across this jewel of an audible book called Never Binge Again: Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person by Glenn Livingston Ph.D.

If you’ve got a problem with falling off your diet often and feeling addicted to food, check out this book and listen to it often.

It has helped me learn to separate from that part of me that wants to eat off routine. Check it out. Seriously.

Oh, and I quit drinking alcohol including the so-called keto-friendly drinks that are supposed to be safe on keto.

Listen… ANY alcoholic drink triggers me to eat fried food and it doesn’t help at all that I’ve been fasted for a few hour usually.

So I quit.

If you know alcohol triggers you too or that your progress isn’t as good as it could be, the alcohol can be your problem.

Ditch it girlfriend.

Made my meals hella simple

Stupid simple. Like eggs-and-a-couple-of-sausages simple.

Eating simple meal combinations of meat, fat, and veggies have always worked for me and kept me on my routine.

They’re easier to plan, easier to prep, easier to shop for, and much cheaper than when I used to try special recipes and keto swaps.

I don’t buy special keto snacks, keto or paleo friendly flours, or any of those extras. I just buy the basics: meat, eggs, a few fats, and maybe some veggies.

People say it’s expensive to eat healthy. I think it’s expensive when you’ve got a lot of the swapping going on like keto and paleo versions of highly processed foods.

But a simple menu of simple combinations keeps my grocery bills super affordable and my meal plans easy to follow. I’ve got money to spend on higher quality groceries too.

Simple meal combinations are also easier to track and adjust month by month.

I keep better track of my macros with simple combinations instead of trying to guess if I had too much protein or carbs from a recipes.

If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed, give simple meal combinations a try. Pick a protein, a fat, a veggie, and explore your options.

I think you’ll come to appreciate the simple combinations although they’re not as exciting as all the fancy recipes.

Recipes are fine, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes they can get in the way of making a healthy eating routine manageable.

No eating after 4pm

Plenty of intermittent fasting gurus will say it’s good to eat at night again and I’ve tried that. I grew up hearing it was bad for weight loss to eat right before bed, but I have it a try anyways.

I often times woke up feeling heavy and feeling some discomfort so I went back to what I know.

Not eating before bed. I actually give myself a few hours to digest food before I go to bed.

That means, instead of skipping breakfast like a lot of people suggest for intermittent fasting, I skip dinner instead.

I eat breakfast after my workout and then have lunch around 2pm and sometimes as late as 3 pm.

That gives me about 18 hours of fasting a day with a majority of it done in my sleep.

The last time I gave this fasting schedule a try, I seemed to shrink in my sleep.

If you’re experiencing discomfort and, or slowed results by eating late in the day, it’s totally ok to eat breakfast and skip dinner instead.

Trying Carnivore Intermittent Fasting

Don’t call me crazy but I’m trying to see something here.

How will this Carnivore diet do with intermittent fasting and how will it do with my body?

I’m hella curious, girl. I’ve seen people get some pretty cool results and given that I’ve lost 6 pounds in 5 days, I think I might be getting some cool results too.

Going at this for the next 90 days.

So far, I can say I haven’t lost this much water weight in such a short period of time on keto.

For instance, the other times I’ve started keto, I’ve lost about a pound or two in the first week.

But on the carnivore diet and doing intermittent fasting, I’ve lost 6 pounds in 5 days. Quick.

What’s extra cool is that I can NOTICE ALREADY. And my mom saw me after about a week and could notice too.

I was like, “damn, alright now carnivore diet. Come thru!”

The carnivore diet is when you eat nothing but meat and fat and drink water.

I’ve seen some explain it as eating all animal products including full-fat dairy.

Here’s a quick definition here:

The carnivore diet – also known as the all meat diet or the carnivorous diet – entails eating almost nothing but meat for every meal, every day. That means a lot of protein, a lot of fat, and almost zero carbs…

The carnivore diet is based on the theory that our ancestors ate mostly meat because it wasn’t energy efficient to gather a lot of fruit or vegetables. As a result, our bodies have evolved to run optimally on a meat-centric diet. So the theory goes.

– The Carnivore Diet: How to Survive the First Month

My meals have also included eggs so not sure if I’m being 100% but so far, so good.

Here’s what a meal has looked like:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp of Avocado Oil Mayonnaise whisked into the eggs before frying
  • 1 tbsp of butter to fry my eggs
  • 3 pork breakfast sausage links
  • A scoop of Primal Kitchen collagen blended in coffee with a tbsp of butter

Nothing fancy. Simple. Oh so good.

Lastly, DRINK WATER, HYDRATE

I made sure to stay hydrated for sure.

The goal is to drink a gallon a day.

For some reason it’s easier to finish a gallon when I drink from a cup with a lid and straw. And I make sure to keep it full.

Water has helped with my cravings too during this first week.

When I think I’m hungry, I drink water and it’s been working.

Moral of the story: hydrate.

Round up

How did I lose 6 pounds in 5 days:

  1. Put myself back on a routine of healthy habits
  2. Practicing complete abstinence from highly processed foods and quit drinking alcohol including keto-friendly alcoholic mixes
  3. Made meal combinations hella simple – protein and a fat – no fancy recipes or keto-friendly packaged foods and snacks
  4. No eating after 4 pm
  5. Trying Carnivore Intermittent fasting
  6. Drink 1 gallon of water a day

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20 Keto brunch recipes for you and your just-as-bougie pals

Did you know you don’t have to sacrifice brunch for your keto diet?

Nope. You can stick to your keto diet and still have brunch with your bougie pals.

A tip for intermittent fasters: Fit brunch into your intermittent fasting routine by scheduling brunch during your eating window or scheduling your eating window during brunch.

Either way, brunch doesn’t have to ruin your intermittent fasting schedule.

Below I’ve gathered a list of keto-friendly brunch recipes that perfect for introducing your friends to keto.

And even more fun if the whole crew is doing keto.

1. The best keto pancake recipe with coconut flour

The Best Keto Pancake Recipes With Coconut Flour by MeganSeelinger.com
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In my search to find the perfect recipe I noticed that a lot of people have been commenting on other posts that they are allergic to nuts, so using almond flour is not an option. These Pancakes are made with coconut flour so perfect for anyone with a nut allergy

MeganSeelinger.com

Full recipe here

2. Cheesy ham hash egg cups – low carb & keto

Cheesy Ham Hash Egg Cups – Low Carb & Keto by iBreathImHungry.com
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These cheesy ham hash egg cups are quite possibly more amazing than the deviled ham salad!  I mean it’s a toss up, really.

iBreathImHungry.com

Full recipe here

3. Keto Banana Break – Easy & Tasty Low Carb Recipe

Keto Banana Bread by Meraadi.com
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It’s essentially the answer to your prayers if you’re on a low carb diet. This recipe includes a handful of healthy ingredients that are combined to taste great and can help you along your keto diet journey, whether you’re on it for weight loss or general health.

Meraadi.com

Full recipe here

4. 30-minute cinnamon roll knots gluten free, dairy free & keto

30-minute cinnamon roll knots gluten free, dairy free & keto by Paola van der Hulst at gnom-gnom.com | Image source: gnom-gnom.com |

Got thirty mins and craving cinnamon rolls? Whip up these easy and scrumptious gluten free and keto cinnamon roll knots in a jiffy! Think just 2g net carbs a pop.

gnom-gnom.com

Full recipe here

5. Almond butter coconut flour waffles

Almond butter coconut flour waffles by SugarFreeLondoner.com
| Image source: SugarFreeLonder.com |

Do you know those days when only a waffle will do? A soft, light and fluffy waffle with a gentle crunch on the edges, preferably straight from the waffle maker so it’s still warm? A waffle that fills the kitchen with the most mouthwatering smell of baked deliciousness? When I look out of the window, I can say with 100% certainty that today is a grain free waffles day.

SugarFreeLondoner.com

Full recipe here

6. Keto pumpkin bread french toast – low carb

Keto pumpkin bread french toast – low carb by IBreathImHungry.com
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A couple of weeks ago I posted a Low Carb Pumpkin Quick Bread recipe, and in the post I went on and on about how I thought it would make some seriously amazing french toast…

Well friends, I finally made it happen and it far surpassed even my expectations!  🎉

IBreatheImHungry.com

Full recipe here

7. Jalapeno popper deviled eggs

Jalapeno popper deviled eggs by IWashYouDry.com
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I combined protein rich cream cheese, diced jalapeños, shredded cheddar cheese and a little sour cream with the egg yolks to create an ultra creamy and delicious filling for my egg whites. All the delicious dairy added to the filling makes these a protein packed appetizer that everyone can enjoy!

IWashYouDry.com

Full recipe here

8. Prosciutto-wrapped avocado egg

Prosciutto-wrapped avocado egg by Dina Hassan of Blog.PaleoHacks.com
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Every layer of this savory dish has something delicious to offer, starting with the crispy prosciutto layer, then the creamy avocadoand finally, the softness of poached eggs.

Blog.PaleoHacks.com

Full recipe here

9. Hot & Crispy Cauliflower Fritters

Hot & crispy cauliflower fritters by Jennafer Ashley at Blog.PaleoHacks.com
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Each of these “cheesy” little cauliflower fritters are bursting with nutritional benefits. Turmeric and black pepper form an anti-inflammatory powerhouse, while pasture-raised eggs pack protein and healthy Omega-3’s. Almond flour adds fiber and helps create the satisfying crispiness surrounding each fritter. And the not-so-secret ingredient that adds cheesy flavor without any dairy is (drumroll please)… nutritional yeast! This protein-rich flavor imparts a mild cheddar cheese taste and aroma to anything it touches.

Blog.PaleoHacks.com

Full recipe here

10. Spicy shrimp omelette

Spicy shrimp omelette by TasteAholics.com
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This quick and healthy breakfast idea came to us when our extra shrimp from the night before were laying sadly in a container just waiting to be eaten! Our omelette was in the works already but we threw those shrimps in before the eggs and we were very pleased with the results! Add as much spices as you like; shrimp love cayenne and paprika!

Tasteaholics.com

Full recipe here

11. Rosemary Keto Bagels

Rosemary keto bagels by Blog.Bulletproof.com
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Indulge a little without guilt, stay in ketosis and kick some ass with these dense, chewy, rosemary keto bagels. Feel free to add any other toppings you like, as well, such as sea salt and cayenne pepper.

Blog.Bulletproof.com

Full recipe here

12. Bacon & Egg Fat Bombs

Bacon & egg fat bombs by Martina Slajerova at KetoDietApp.com
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I’m a big fan of savoury fat bombs! I’ve explained how to incorporate fat bombs in your diet in my post here. Don’t get me wrong, I like their sweet version too and have even created several recipes myself. However, I think that savoury fat bombs are simply better, as they are more sating and don’t seem to trigger cravings.

KetoDietApp.com

Full recipe here

13. Low-carb bacon, egg, and spinach breakfast casserole

Low-carb bacon, egg, and spinach breakfast casserole by StaySnatched.com
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Low-Carb Keto Bacon, Egg, and Spinach Breakfast Casserole is the perfect quick and easy make-ahead, meal-prep dish with cheese, mushrooms, and peppers. This dish is keto friendly and perfect for keto diets. Serve this dish for your holiday breakfasts and brunch!

StaySnatched.com

Full recipe here

14. Keto lemon sugar poppy seed scones

Keto lemon sugar poppy seed scones by Ruled.me
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I decided to make this scone different from the other keto scone recipes floating around the internet because I wanted to simulate something more like a muffin center with a crusty exterior. For those of us who love coffee and a scone, it hits the spot. For the ones who don’t drink coffee, it’s still soft enough to enjoy without a hot beverage to wash it down.

Ruled.me

Full recipe here

15. Fluffy buttermilk pancakes

Fluffy buttermilk pancakes by Ruled.me
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You want something that LOOKS like the real thing, that TASTES like the real thing, and most importantly can satisfy your need for this delicious temptation.

Well let’s get crackin’, we have no time to waste – we need to make these delicious pancakes!  These delicious morsels can be ready in no time flat, and all you have to do is add some toppings on there to make it a spectacular treat!

Ruled.me

Full recipe here

16. Air fryer bacon wrapped chicken bites

Air fryer bacon wrapped chicken bites by SkinnyTaste.com
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Bacon wrapped chicken bites are the easiest appetizer, made with just TWO ingredients. Using the air fryer, the bacon comes out crisp on the outside, and the chicken juicy and tender inside.

SkinnyTaste.com

Full recipe here

17. Sausage cream cheese pinwheels

Sausage cream cheese pinwheels – low carb & gluten free by MyTableOfThree.com
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These pinwheels are so good you will feel like you are cheating but never fear they come in at just 2.4 net carbs per 2 pinwheels. We don’t have to feel deprived when it comes to our favorite treats. It can be as simple getting in the kitchen and giving this recipe a try.  I promise that you will not regret it!

MyTableOfThree.com

Full recipe here

18. Keto cheesecake cupcakes

Keto cheesecake cupcakes by Beth on AllRecipes.com
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“Very good low-carb dessert. Keto-friendly.”

AllRecipes.com

Full recipe here

19. Keto muddled strawberry margarita

Keto muddled strawberry margarita by Blog.Bulletproof.com
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This low-carb margarita recipe uses clear tequila, which has no carbs and is naturally gluten-free. Muddling the strawberries with a no-sugar sweetener such as birch xylitol adds just the right amount of sweetness to the fresh berries and keeps your net carbs low — just 1 gram per drink.

Blog.Bulletproof.com

Full recipe here

20. Low carb moscow mule (sugar free)

Low carb moscow mule (sugar free) by IBreathImHungry.com
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In case you’re new to Moscow Mules like I was, they are traditionally made with vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer.  YUM.

Since I love the ginger flavor and sugar free ginger beer is pretty much impossible to find, I made a concentrated sugar free ginger syrup, which I added to vodka, lime juice, and diet ginger ale.

BAM. GINGER. IN. YOUR. FACE.

IBreathImHungry.com

Full recipe here

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How to become fat adapted to burn fat without torturing yourself with sugar withdrawals 😣

Not to say that this advice will totally eliminate all sugar withdrawals, BUT it will sure ’nuff make sugar withdrawals less of a pain in the arsh by getting you fat adapted BEFORE getting into a fat burning routine.

A lot of times, the reason why people give up on a low-carb diet, or any diet for that matter, is because they go in thinking willpower will get them through.

Or they think all they need is willpower and self-discipline.

They find that their willpower is no match to the hunger headaches, hunger pains, intense cravings, mood swings, and symptoms that happen when your body is getting less carbs and adjusting your blood sugar.

While willpower and self-discipline do have their places in implementing healthier eating habits, I’ve learned there is a much better, and less torturous way than.


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What is being fat adapted?

The words “fat adapted” have been around for a while now, hasn’t it?

But I’ll give you the quick “tea” (so to speak) here just in case you haven’t heard the term before. (I’ll also link some oldies, but goodies on fat adaptation below.)

Being fat adapted is when your body gets back to it’s natural function of primarily burning fat as opposed to primarily burning sugar.

It is natural for humans to gain weight and put on fat. Evolutionarily, it is how we survived famine, winters, animal migrations, and times without refrigeration and In-N-Out.

Our bodies, intelligently, gain fat that it can later burn because it has evolved to understand it will need that fat when there’s not much food around.

In today’s time, being fat adapted still means the same thing, BUT we are in environments and consuming foods that support the fat accumulation and storage, but not the fat burning.

Many of us consume foods that signal to our “ancient” bodies that we need to eat more and store fat. But we don’t experience famine so we continue to gain fat.

And we become sugar burners. Our bodies like sugar too because of how easily accessible it is as energy. We get hungry quicker on sugar, however, because it is not as sustainable an energy as fat.

To become fat adapted, you have to get the body to make the switch from sugar to fat. To effectively tap into your fat stores without torturing yourself, you have to train your body to make the switch.

Why become fat adapted before dieting for fat loss

Before you start going super duper low-carb, cutting back on calories, and hopping into an intense intermittent fasting schedule, (or if you already have and notice how real that struggle is) let me hip you to some game “real quick.”

Becoming fat adapted helps you rely less on willpower and self-discipline during dieting for fat loss and more on your bodies natural ability to burn fat.

When you jump into these relatively intense diets like low-carb, keto, and keto intermittent fasting, coming right off of the Standard American diet, you’re essentially asking your body to burn fat it’s not yet prepared to burn because it’s been primarily relying upon sugar.

That’s when you’ll need a sh!t ton of willpower and self-discipline to stick to your routine despite the intense hunger pains and sugar withdrawals you’re highly likely experiencing.

But when you first get adapted, eating less and skipping meals is easy to do. So easy in fact that even I forget to eat sometimes. And I used to be one of those “cuss out inanimate objects” types of hungry people.

Secondly, when you become fat adapted first you increase your chances of sticking with your fat loss routine.

You get your body on the same page as opposed to fighting it into fat loss submission. When you’re not fighting your body, you’re more likely to find your fat loss routine more doable and less of a pain in the ass.

When you’re routine is less of a pain, it’s much easier to stick to.

Lastly, becoming fat adapted first also helps you deal with cravings and get your appetite in check BEFORE you try to force it to be in check on a low-carb, or caloric restricted diet.

Getting my cravings and appetite in check before I start tweaking the routine for fat loss is, I truly believe, what made me finally successful at fat loss.

I have tried all types of diets to lose weight, but when I went paleo 6 years ago, my appetite and cravings changed big time. Weight was much easier to lose because I found it easier to stick to my routine.

And I KNOW it wasn’t because the willpower and self-discipline gods gave me a double shot of both one day.

It was because I spent time adjusting from being a sugar burner to being a fat burner.

Step One: Eliminate all highly processed foods from your diet. All. Of. Them.

Baby, I am SO not an everything in moderation type of gal.

I DO NOT find the value in cheat days and “treating” yourself with junk food because you’ve been a good girl all week.

That “treat” can actually throw off your progress and make sticking to your routine much more challenging than it might already be so why?

I just can’t.

Perhaps I’m saying this as someone that practices a goal of complete abstinence due to food addiction and a binge eating disorder.

But then again I’m also saying this as someone that knows DETOX is such a powerful tool in getting the body back to it’s natural state of primarily burning fat.

If you’re routinely dosing yourself with high carbs and sugars, although you’re on a low-carb, fat loss routine, you’re not really allowing your body to regulate and “chill” from what those foods have done.

Yea, you’re eating less of those foods if you went from eating highly processed foods every day to eating them once a week, but even that once a week can be enough to not allow your body to regulate blood sugar, cravings and appetite.

Spending at least 30 days with NO CHEATS will show you how much of a difference it is to your appetite and body when you go without highly processed foods.

You’ll see. You’ll see.

Step Two: Eat real foods from the rooter to the tooter

Have you ever heard that expression? From the rooter to the tooter?

Well, what I mean by that is eat all real foods including animal protein from the tongues to the rump roasts if you can.

Get creative and explore. There is PLENTY to eat in the whelm of real foods. Plenty.

There are all types of vegetables, root vegetables, cuts of meats, ways to cook eggs, fats, and fruits to stack your plate with.

Focusing on eating real foods at first will help your body detox from highly processed foods easier than if you were to jump into a low-carb or keto intermittent fasting routine.

When putting together your plates, think of eating protein, veggies, starch, and a fat.

For me, that looked like a baked chicken thigh, steamed broccoli, and a sweet potato topped with butter.

And I still lost a significant amount of weight without worrying about cutting calories or eating a keto diet.

Step Three: Stick to three meals a day

While eating real foods, you’ll begin to notice your cravings and appetite will change.

You’ll begin to feel less hungry and perhaps even not need to snack between meals.

Don’t be alarmed when this happens. This is a good thing and a sign you’re on your way to effortless intermittent fasting and low-carb living for fat loss.

When you do notice yourself needing less food, cut back to sticking to three meals a day. That’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Or however you’d like to call those three meals.

Going with three meals a day will help your body become fat adapted by slowly implementing mini fasting sessions. Fasting is when fat burning increases.

Getting your body to mini fast between dinner and breakfast will help lower insulin for longer periods of time and condition your body to be able to handle that state.

It’ll help your body begin to increase it’s fat burning abilities and it’ll be much easier to then lower your carbs, implement intermittent fasting, and cut back on calories.

Step four: Include high-quality, healthy fats into the mix

Eating enough protein and fat is key to transitioning from sugar burner to fat burner.

Especially since you will be dealing with some sugar withdrawals that can make you feel hungry when you really aren’t and craving a cookie when lord knows that is not the answer.

Remedy that by eating to be satiated.

I want you to think of that word each time you prepare to make yourself a plate and remember that you want to feel fed. You want to be satisfied.

You do that by getting enough healthy fats and proteins.

NOT by eating white chicken breasts, low-fat blah, blah yogurt, and throwing away precious egg yolks for egg white omelets.

Eat the yolk, eat REAL butter, and eat animal fats.

Here is a list of healthy fats:

  • Butter
  • Egg yolks
  • Avocado oil mayonnaise
  • Avocado oil
  • Raw dairy (while transitioning to lower-carb diets)
  • Duck fat
  • Beef tallow
  • Lard
  • Chicken fat

A note on animal fats: It is important to purchase animal fats from as healthy an animal as possible if you can afford to.

If not, skip the animal fats, cook them off the meat, and toss them. Toxins from the ill practices of conventional meat industries are mostly in the fat.

Healthy, humanely raised animals have fat that is nutrient dense and contains what we humans most definitely need.

A good website to check out for animal fats is Fatworks where they work with farmers that raise animals “in the most sustainable, humane, and environmentally friendly way possible.” – Fatworksfoods.com

They have:

  • Free Range Chicken Fat
  • Pasture Raised Leaf Lard
  • Pasture Raised Duck Fat
  • Cage Free Duck Fat
  • Pasture Raised Goos Fat
  • Grass Fed Beef Tallow
  • Wild Boar Lard
  • Grass-fed Ghee
  • And these cool combos and sampler-size packages

Check out Fatworks for their fat store of goodies.

Conclusion: Don’t torture yourself starting out, get fat adapted instead

Getting fat adapted means getting your body on the same page as your goals instead of you having to fight your body with willpower and self-discipline to lose fat while you suffer with sugar withdrawal symptoms.

I’ve been there and done that. Fighting my body instead of getting it prepared for fat burning by getting fat adapted was whack, torturous, and hella unnecessary.

Instead, get fat adapted before implementing a fat loss/weight loss routine by eliminating all highly processed foods (including sugary juices and sodas), eating all types of real foods, and then naturally cutting back to three meals a day.

This method will allow for your body to better manage the switch from sugar burner to fat burner and will help you better stick to your routine.

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