up to 24-hour light day eating experiment
intermittent fasting, or are you currently
The science and research regarding this approach are awesome. However, we have major life changes, emotional triggers and comfort cravings that may make this modality more difficult to do in a rigid, structured manner.
Plus, we aren’t meant to live a robotic lifestyle. I created the Lighten Your Load day to be more flexible with your reality and emotions and follow your body’s cues versus a structured schedule.
When we were hunters and gatherers, we didn’t have three square meals a day or time for snacks. We had to make sure to find food and shelter and survive.
Some days, we had food; some days, we didn’t. It wasn’t a static way to live. We lived with uncertainty. We would scan our environment constantly, looking for threats. Our nervous system is still programmed this way, constantly looking for threats, stress, and danger; this is called our Sympathetic Nervous system.
Many cultures, religions, and philosophies have days or weeks of fasting. The main reasons for fasting are to improve meditation, gain clarity, and connect to a deeper or higher source.
the LIGHTEN Your Load 24-hour light
day of eating experiment
to your current life to help you feel a deeper sense of safety, reprogram your nervous system to release fight and flight quicker and help your organs and body take a break to cleanse and function better.
This is called autophagy: A well-regulated, orderly process of breaking down and recycling various cellular components—a self-renewal method.
Each time you practice this light day of eating, it will help your mental, emotional and physical bodies take a big exhale.
Our body can initiate healing itself during these renewal phases.
different than a structured Intermittent Fast?
This approach allows you to be more flexible rather than forcing your eating window every day. Fasting for extended periods doesn’t work for certain body types and people. It may put your body into fat storage mode rather than utilizing fat for energy.
You don’t do it every day
Instead, begin with once a month and work up to once a week if it aligns with your lifestyle. And if you feel anxious and nervous, this is normal. I want you to feel you can TRY this versus feeling like you can’t succeed.
You ADD nourishment
Do not start with a water-only experiment; again, have tea, minerals, broth, veggies, and even a piece of fruit. Trying to do it perfectly out of the gate may cause more stress than a piece of fruit.
You work WITH your emotional and mental well-being
Approach this by helping your psyche more than focusing on your physical body.
are anywhere between 12 and 72 hours. We begin with up to 24 hours so you can GENTLY work with your emotions, resistance, and psyche.
WHAT YOU WILL NOTICE:
Your blood sugar is more balanced
Your happy hormones are increasing
Intense cravings were reduced dramatically
You have more energy the days FOLLOWING the light day
Mental clarity and beginning new projects
And you don’t have to give up your coffee