You have committed to changing your eating habits to lose weight and become a healthier version of you. How can you make the most of the next 28 days?
At the start of your program, we recommend a 24-48 hour clear liquid fast. This will set you up for success as you embark on your weight loss journey.
But is fasting safe? Won’t it kill your metabolism?
Many people believe small and frequent meals are the best way to improve their metabolism and lose weight. From an evolutionary perspective however, going extended amounts of time without food was common for our ancestors. Think about it: three square meals a day is a recent development in our history!
Our bodies are actually geared to fast on a regular basis. With our modern lives, food is constantly consumed throughout the day as we graze on meals, snacks, office treats and lattes.
Undertaking periodic 24-48 hour clear liquid fasts are in fact good for your health. Diabetes and metabolic syndrome are a common threat to our current population’s health due to our incessant consumption of unhealthy food. Chronic sugar consumption interferes with our body’s ability obtain optimal fat loss.
Although not mandatory to see results, here are some reasons you should incorporate fasting into your Personal Trainer Food program…
1. Easier transition and quicker results.
The purpose of Personal Trainer Food is to train your body to use fat for energy versus using sugars from eating sugar, starchy foods and processed fillers. The first week after removing starchy foods from your diet, you might experience fatigue, headaches, lightheadedness, and digestive disturbance.
This is normal and part of the process of getting excess sugar out of your system. People who fast will experience shorter and less intense sugar withdrawals.
Your adjustment experience will vary, depending on how much sugar you were consuming before starting Personal Trainer Food. The 24-48 hour fast will jump-start your body to make the transition from using glucose to using stored fat for energy.
2. Plateau Buster.
If you ever feel like your fat loss progress has stalled, it is natural to feel a little discouraged. Your body is still probably losing fat, it just isn’t visible on the scale (this is why we tell you to stay off of the scale). This is called a weight loss plateau and is a normal part of weight loss. Plateaus are especially common when trying to lose those last, stubborn 5-10 lbs.
One thing that you can do is try a 24-48 hour clear liquid fast again.
Implementing a 24-48 hour fast throughout the weight loss phase of our program will help you bust through those little plateaus. Fasting will reset your system, giving you the best chance of getting back on track with losing weight.
3. Give your mind a break.
In addition to the biological benefits, fasting also has psychological value. Designating a precise amount of time to refrain from eating food gives your mind a break.
As a person who is concerned about your weight and how the food you are eating is affecting your health and waistline, it is nice to go a day without having to worry about caving into temptation or trying to decide if you should eat because you’re hungry or just bored.
Use this fasting time to de-stress, grab a book, sip on some delicious tea, relax, and mentally prepare for the journey to better health and smaller waist with Personal Trainer Food.