September 18, 2016

"Fasting is not about starving oneself."

The Complete Guide to Fasting: 
Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, 
Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting

Podcaster Jimmy Moore and I have never met. I hope we will one day. We have only shared a few tweets; yet I feel like he is a good friend.

I first heard Jimmy's podcast — The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show — over a year ago. His story is amazing! Having once weighed over 400 pounds, he successfully cut out the carbage, trimmed down, and is now able to control his diabetes.

Jimmy is a playful, insightful, and knowledgeable crusader for low-carb and ketogenic lifestyles. His message has changed countless lives and earned him international recognition. He has authored several books and is ready to publish another: The Complete Guide to Fasting. (Available through Amazon on October 18th, 2016.)

Formerly, just hearing the word "fasting" made me cringe. I equated it with deprivation. I was certain that starving and fasting meant the same thing! 

Happily, low-carb-high-fat (LCHF) meals are so satiating, I am naturally not hungry for hours. In reality, I am already experiencing a form of fasting!

I endeavor to restrict my eating to an 8-hour window. I reserve the remaining 16 hours for digestion, healing, repair, and recharging. My bathroom scale loves it and so do I!

HERE IS WHAT AMAZON SAYS ABOUT JIMMY'S NEW BOOK...
Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven’t thought about—yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting. 
Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it’s an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan. In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success. In The Complete Guide to Fasting, he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it’s so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health. Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand. 
The Complete Guide to Fasting explains:
  • why fasting is actually good for health
  • who can benefit from fasting (and who won’t)
  • the history of fasting
  • the various ways to fast: intermittent, alternate-day, and extended fasting
  • what to expect when starting to fast
  • how to track progress while fasting
  • the weight loss effects of fasting
  • how to ward off potential negative effects from fasting 
The book also provides tools to help readers get started and get through their fasts, including a 7-Day Kick-Start Fasting Plan and healing liquid recipes.
NOTE: I will be reserving my copy at Amazon and you can, too! Just click HERE.

I listen to all of his podcasts on Overcast, although they are available in iTunes as well. Click HERE to listen to Episode 1153: Jimmy Moore – 2016 Low-Carb Cruise Lecture. He discusses the differences between Low-Carb, Paleo, and Primal diets.
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