As a working mother of three, I know the challenges that women face in making their own health a priority. My goal is to help others realize that they are not alone in their struggles and that every problem can be overcome with the right mindset.
I’ve struggled with weight and hunger issues ever since childhood and always thought there was something wrong with me, or I had a “slow metabolism,” or I was just “big-boned.”
Turns out my body was completely normal and simply responding to my learned eating habits, making it impossible to hear my body’s natural hunger cues. Once I started questioning my beliefs around food, body image, and culture, my world shifted!
Join me as I take you through my personal weight loss journey and how intermittent fasting changed my life. You will also learn:
- Why you’re hungry all the time
- The simple process you can use to adapt intermittent fasting into your own lifestyle
- Tools you can use to shift your thinking and overcome obstacles
If you’re ready to take control of your health and get off the dieting hamster wheel, read my story and make this plan work for you.
One thing I really appreciated about this book was the fact that the author was very up front about her experience - not only her experience with weight loss and eating habits, but also with her lack of medical qualifications. This almost made it more credible - even though it was largely anecdotal, it didn't feel like someone who was writing a book just to promote some extra-special diet plan.
I have known several people who have done intermittent fasting. For some of them, it was worked wonderfully. It worked well for this author also. I liked how she was focused on finding an eating plan that was healthy, but also didn't require drastic changes to her work schedule or social life. Some diet plans are so restrictive that it makes it nearly impossible to socialize or have meals with others. As she points out with intermittent fasting, it's just a matter of shifting the window, and it allows treats - or simply socializing with other people without eating.
The book is easy to read and easy to follow. There's no super magic formula with intermittent fasting, and the way she describes it, it isn't totally restrictive. It isn't until towards the end that she really talks about specific foods.
I also liked the way she broke down the process of getting into intermittent fasting. It made it seem much more accessible - and much more intuitive as well. By emphasizing the need to listen to your body, and to just be aware of changes without trying to force them, it avoids trading off physical health for mental health.
While this isn't necessarily the best healthy-eating book I've ever read, it's a great book for someone who is interested about what it's like to begin the process of intermittent fasting.
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