Healthy Weight Loss – A New Way To Lose Weight and Get Healthy What we’re talking about is called intermittent fasting. The body takes about eight hours to burn up the last meal you ate. After that it starts to burn fat as a fuel source. So, if we are going to do intermittent fasting we want to stop eating at around five o’clock at night. Eight hours from then, which would be about one o’clock in the morning your body starts to burn fat. So, if you do not eat again till seven in the morning you have six hours of fat burning. If you can wait till about 10 o’clock in the morning you now have 11 hours of fat burning. For some folks it is hard to go that long without food, so what I suggest is that you try it and see how you feel. If you start feeling weak before 10 o’clock then you can have a little something like a piece of fruit or two and then each day try to extend the time you are fasting just a little longer. Healthy Weight Loss Starts in the A.M. When you do break your fast, which is where we get the word breakfast, you want to eat easy to digest foods like one or two pieces of fruit. After you eat your fruit and you start to feel hungry again, if it’s before lunchtime, you could have two handfuls of nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, cashews, but no peanuts. Peanuts have chemicals on them called mycotoxins which can cause adverse health reactions. For lunch, as always, you should eat something light. The number one consumer of energy we have as humans is sex; the number two consumer of energy is digestion, so as for eating light foods, it takes less energy to digest. A salad is ideal at this point. A salad can consist of lettuce and/or any other vegetables including, but not limited to, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, parsley, spinach, kale, chard, etc. A good salad dressing would consist of 1/3 cup raw organic apple cider vinegar and 2/3 cups extra-virgin, organic olive oil or extra-virgin, organic coconut oil. You can add air dried sea salt and other seasonings, if you like. If you find a salad does not hold you over until dinner you can add organic chickpeas, or beans to your salad and that’ll make the salad a little hardier and hold you over longer. For dinner the basic rules apply for food. You want to stay away from alcohol, meat, sugar, dairy, coffee, soda, and artificial sweetener. When I say sugars, that includes breads, cookies, cakes, donuts, pastas, and any processed foods that contain flour. It makes eating a lot easier because you don’t have to make any decisions. You’ll save money, feel great, lose weight, and it is good for the environment. The only downside is that it may take about three days to get used to this new lifestyle. That is healthy weight loss! To set up an appointment please call my office at 770-427-7387 or you can send us a message in the live chat.