The difference between Intermittent Fasting & a Lighten Your Load day

Have you tried intermittent fasting, or are you currently intermittent fasting?

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.

I added 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.

What makes this different than a structured Intermittent Fast?

  • 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.
  • Life changes. 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.

Most intermittent fasting periods 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.

In addition to sharing more details about the Lighten Your Load day in next week’s webinar, I will share ideas for what to eat on the day of the experiment, during your first meal, and things to notice following this experiment.

What clients are noticing:

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 coffee:)

I created the title of Lighten Your Load webinar BEFORE I decided to buy a tiny home:) This light day experiment aligns with my tiny home lifestyle by helping us lighten our environmental load.

We will make our home base on a mountain outside Ojai, CA.

Meet my new tiny home, Honey Alive:)

I will host the Lighten Your Load webinar to share more about the Light Day of Eating and two other experiments you will practice each month to increase safety and enhance your nutrition intuition in your Nourish YOUniversity enrollment.

The webinar is LIVE on Monday, January 29th @ 5 pm PST. For those who make it live, you receive a FREE gift, my NEW Lighten Your Load program!

If you want more details about Nourish YOUniversity, let’s chat!

Schedule below or email me back here for us to connect.

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