Have you experienced intermittent fasting transformation?
Dan, (one of our PURE, Fast & Listen For Professionals, course members) raises a great observation: “I’ve learned that my body cycle is so in-tune with a clock ie: needing or desiring that coffee at 11am or if not eaten for a few hours thinking I need to eat something when after some liquids I was fine -•- so my body is almost fuelled by time of day habit than actually being hungry!”
How many people are walking around programmed by the cultural norms around us? It’s 11, so it’s time for elevenses!
Or it’s tea-time so let’s eat biscuits. I was raised by British parents. That is what they did, so that was what I did too!
Some of you know I had an obese, food addict, father and a mother who spent most of my growing up years on weight watchers. When I was little, I remember I thought about food all day long. And I especially thought about afternoon tea-time, because that meant something sweet would be coming my way.
Additionally, we almost always had dessert to follow our evening meal. Oh, and we had cereal for breakfast. I know that isn’t technically considered dessert, but what else would you call Frosted Flakes, Sugar Pops or Captain Crunch?
If we weren’t eating, we were snacking or thinking about what to have next. When you start your day with such a high glycemic, processed carb breakfast (to break the fast) followed by big gulps of caffeinated beverages, stop and consider the overload on the pancreas and adrenals just to get you rolling on your day.
If you have practiced and experienced intermittent fasting transformation doesn’t it make you shudder to think about breaking your fast with such an overload of sugar? Intuitively doesn’t that feel “off” to you in your gut knowing? Yet how did we used to be that clueless about the effects food had on us? Doesn’t it just seem obvious now to know not to break a fast with processed carbs?
The new normal for the majority of people in the western world is to prop themselves up eating this way. They are famished by lunch-time and melting down by mid-afternoon. By dinner they are so shaky and frantic with blood sugar crashes they snack on bread, crackers or chips while they throw together a fast processed dinner.
As Dan points out, fasting has shown him what a scheduled and psychologically conditioned eater he has been. This awareness ripples out and is all part of the inner intermittent fasting transformation.
Delicious Awareness Anyone? Anyone?
As you continue to experience the far-reaching benefits of fasting and metabolic cycling, three things become crystal clear. 1. How overly sweet most foods are 2. How much less you truly need to eat to be satisfied 3. Surprisingly, you feel better when you eat less.
When you practiced overeating, you might have never thought of yourself as an over-eater. Recently a new member asked us: “What do you have for snacks?” Our reply: “We don’t snack much.” Just 21 ones days into it he gets it, completely.
By and large (pun intended), if people eat robotically, unconsciously, habitually… What happened to the part of them that knows when they feel full and knows when to stop? What happened to the internal wisdom that ate out of instinct and sensing what and when to eat?
With all the constant food chatter about what to eat next or how to pay the guilty price for binging along with over sweetening, chemicals, preservatives, flavorings and taste enhancements…How can anyone hear or be connected with their food and how it makes them feel in regards to health and vitality?
Clock & Culture Or Intuition & Gut?
Intermittent fasting breaks the cycle of habit and the cycle of toxic overeating. Intermittent fasting is the bridge and gateway to intuitive eating. It helps you to reset your palate and reprogram your beliefs about how much and when you need to eat.
As you continue to practice the rhythm and benefits of regular intermittent fasting and metabolic cycling you will begin to notice a new inner muscle getting flexed and strengthened.
The ability to tune into to your gut and to intuitively sense what is metabolically right for you to eat, is a delicious secret benefit. This ability has been so deeply buried & masked with layers of processed foods and artificial stimulants.
Where are you in the process? Do you eat by the clock or by your intuitive knowing? Have you had an intermittent fasting transformation that has taught you to know and feel the difference?