How to Intermittent Fast for Rebels
Are you wavering if you ‘should’ do Keto, Vegan, Intermittent Fast, or all of the above?
As a recovering “good girl”, perfectionist, and active REBEL, initially these diets look appealing.
Then the anxiety and obsessive energy kick in. I am back to second-guessing and not trusting myself.
This inner confusion and the constant inner battle are the main culprits.
I was recently reintroduced to Gretchen Rubin’s work. She suggests when we ask one simple question, “How do I respond to expectations?” we gain an exciting insight into ourselves. And when we know how other people respond to expectations, we understand them far more effectively, as well.
When I created the Food Relationship Type quiz, I wanted people to understand themselves and their operating systems more intimately.
Gretchen shares we all face two kinds of expectations—outer expectations (meet work deadlines, answer a request from a friend) and inner expectations (keep a New Year’s resolution, start meditating). Our response to expectations determines our “Tendency”—that is, whether we fit into the category of Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel.
I am certain, you can guess which one I am:)
Currently, I am working with a client who is super knowledgeable about health and wellness. She gained over 40 pounds over the last 2 years from trying Keto and Intermittent Fasting. Was she cheating or doing it wrong? No.
Like me, she is the perfectionist/rebel combo, so she would try to force it to work and at the same time resent the process.
When we discussed how many days a month her mind and body would like to Intermittent Fast, she instantly came up with a number.
Just 4 days.
Once a week, she will observe which day she isn’t as hungry, she will choose to skip meals and eat lighter. The fear of failure or overeating is still an underlying issue, but the more we can dance with it, the better we can relax the stress and expectations.
How do you choose your number?
When you force Intermittent Fasting, you can create a war in your body and your hormones may STORE fat instead of utilizing it for energy. Plus, the control may affect your emotional well-being. Skipping meals with friends because the timing doesn’t work for you, but your heart needed the connection. That is when the REBEL kicks in.
REBELS can NOT be told what to do. Instead, we dance WITH the guidelines and rules.
Join me for our one-week Summer Appetizer course. We will EASE-in with the Conscious Nutrition philosophy and tips, then experiment with one day of Intermittent Fasting. I believe in organically Intermittent Fast. There will be certain cues your body is giving you to take a break. When we were hunters and gatherers, we didn’t always have food, so we would eat with the seasons and reality. Now, with our environmental and emotional stress, our organs and hormones need a break from digesting to catch up on detoxifying.
We are set to begin on Tuesday, July 20th and I’d be honored if you’d join me for it.
We meet every other day for one week. We reduce a few foods to observe how our Rebel and body respond. Also, we will experiment with understanding certain cues and choosing one day to Intermittent Fasting.
You will take away heaps of nutrition tips that will support your flow and glow!
REBELS unite and dance!