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How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

 

Holiday weight gain is a thing.  For many of us, it can be THE THING that starts stressing us out as summer is coming to a close. 

Simply because the holidays pop up in our daily lives now in September with Halloween on full display. 

In this video, I share with you my simple tips to help you avoid the dreaded Holiday Weight Gain.

If this is the season that you have decided you are not going to gain weight, then simply don't gain weight.

  • put the things in place to make sure that does not happen. Fast long. Feast well. Train smart. 

Or

  • Decide that the holiday season is JUST the season that you allow yourself to gain a little weight. 
  • stop kidding yourself and allow yourself the opportunity to enjoy what the holidays mean to you. And if that means loosening things up with your fasting and feasting, then give yourself that time. 

How to put things in place to help you reach your own personal holiday goals with weight.

  • Make sure your brain is clear...

Why Am I Craving Sweets

 

Intermittent fasting is a lifestyle approach we can use to help to balance out hunger hormones and reduce or eliminate sugar cravings.

Intermittent fasting is a lifestyle approach we can use to help to balance out hunger hormones and reduce or eliminate sugar cravings.

Leptin, the body’s satiety hormone, primarily controls your appetite and how much of your food’s energy is stored as fat.

Leptin works by a negative feedback loop. When there is MORE LEPTIN you will have a DECREASED APPETITE.

Leptin has also been shown to be a suppressor of sweet taste perception or craving. When you have higher leptin levels, you are less likely to crave sweets.

This negative feedback loop is enhanced when you practice an intermittent fasting lifestyle.

When you are consistently fasting, your LEPTIN levels rise and GHRELIN (your hunger hormone) is lowered.

As more and more of the leptin hormone is secreted in the body, leptin will signal your taste receptors to crave less sweet...

Are You ON and OFF with your Fasting?

 

Consistency over Time with our Intermittent Fasting is how we create a lifestyle that will stand the test of time and help use Age Successfully.

How we speak to ourselves about our decisions matters. On and Off again is just another way of saying Starting over and Quitting. This can be very confusing for our brains. Let's break it down in today's Community Conversation. I will also offer you a better phrase to use to help you stay in the game.

The science is there to prove to us that Intermittent Fasting just makes sense as a means to balance out our hormones and reverse the signs of aging. We have a track record of success with the women who are ebbing and flowing their way through this intermittent fasting lifestyle.  So why are there still women who are ON and OFF with intermittent fasting?

I believe it is a MindSet issue.  There is no emotional buy-in when we are treating Intermittent Fasting as a diet and not approaching it like a lifestyle. 

When you are OFF:

  • ...

How Long Should Women Over 50 Fast?

 

 How Long Should Women Fast? 

February's Focus: What I am focusing on!

Some things I am focusing on this month that I thought I would share with you.

Book of the Month  - BadAss Habits by: Jen Sinero

I have read a few of her other books and LOVED them.  I am all about creating healthy habits that stick. So reading another book about habits just makes sense for me. I will keep you posted via Instagram about this book and share my big takeaways with you over there.

Break Fast Shake: Still doing what I have always been doing.  My go-to break-fast shake.  This month I am focusing on simplicity.  No fancy-schmancy this month. I am skipping the Coco Whip cream and nuts on the top and just enjoying all the dense nutrition already packed into my superfood shake. If you would like to find out more you can watch this video about how I make my Break Fast Shake:

Click on the image to go to the video:

Supplements I am LOVING:

I am always experimenting with new ways to improve and enhance what I am doing with this...

Books I read this year! 2020

2020 was (still is) a year.  The good news is, we made it through. 2021 is right around the corner and I   am ready   for it.

One thing I was totally committed to this year was making sure my head was always in a good book.  It's a goal I had set for myself back in December 2019.  I committed to reading 1 book a month during 2020. Man, am I grateful I set that goal.  It is a goal I set for myself every year. But 2020 was the year I needed it the most.  

Below are the books I chose to read.  Some of the books were total life changers and others, well, just didn't hit with me this year. I will share my thoughts on each below. 

1. Super Attractor ~ Love Gabby Bernstein, just didn't connect with this book.  Finished this one quickly...I think just because I wanted to get through it.  

2. Why We Can't Sleep ~ this one hits the LIFE CHANGER category for me.  It is perfect for any woman entering the middle stages of...

How To End Monday MindSet Drama

 

Start preparing your MindSet for Monday on Sunday night. 

Sunday night routine:

  • shut off social media
  • paint fingernails
  • freshly washed and moisturized face
  • schedule a great night's sleep
  • fresh sheets
  • set up my planner for the week

I always as myself these 2 questions:

  1. How long will I fast?
  2. How well will I feast?

My Monday morning routine:

  • get up
  • glance over my planner
  • look at my planned workout
  • 15 minutes reading my book
  • 5 minutes checking my phone
  • start workout
  • drink 25 ounces of water before I have my coffee

I commit to my workout goal/intention so I have a win at the beginning of my day. 

I rinse and repeat this process throughout the week. This allows me to control my day so my day does not control me.  

Ending the Monday MindSet drama starts with a good Sunday night routine of planning and self-care.

If you would like to work with Dy Ann 1:1 to help you gain control of your day and help you achieve your goals CLICK HERE to learn more.



The planner I...

How I Break My Fast | Dy's Break Fast Shake

Uncategorized Jan 30, 2020
 

The most common question I get about this lifestyle I have created for myself, and now teach to others, is what do I eat.

In this video, I share how I break my fast. I have been using this same shake for over 10 years now. It just works for me and my body. I used to use it as a means to lose weight. Now I use it to maintain my health.

Over the years I have changed what I put into my shake. I am sharing with you what I have currently been adding to my shake to fatten it up and energize it.

For more information about where to get the base of my shake and some of the added nutrients I put in it, please check the information I provided below:

Shakeology Site  For Vegan Shakeology please order the white bag.  My favorite flavor is Cafe Latte Vegan

•I also add these boosts:

Focused Energy: For mental clarity and focus 

Power Greens: For added leafy greens 

Collagen Peptides: for skin and nails 

Note: If you would like to save a little on shipping...

Alzheimer's Disease: A Lifestyle Disease - Part 2 | 5 Lifestyle Changes to Help Prevent Alzheimer's

 

What we can do to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

You will either end up with Alzheimer’s Disease or care for someone who does.

How can we change the statistics about Alzheimer’s?

Today’s discussion is geared toward the first line of defense against Alzheimer’s. Or the things we can implement immediately to help prevent it.

Amyloid Plaques start accumulating at the age of 40.  With no signs of impairment.  It takes 15 to 20 years to start seeing or feeling the effects of this plague build up.

Inflammation and cellular destruction start setting in clearing away synapsis in our brain.  Mid-stage Alzheimer’s there is massive inflammation and cell death.

Something to make note of:

There is a difference between not paying attention to something vs. an abnormality with the behavior. Forgetfulness is not a sign of Alzheimer’s. It is situational.  So you forgot where you put your phone and then you find it in the refrigerator....

Alzheimer's Disease: A Lifestyle Disease - Part 1

 

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Lifestyle Disease | Intermittent Fasting for Today’s Aging Woman

What is Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that impacts memory, thinking, and language. It causes dementia. Dementia is a term used to describe the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s causes dementia!

Note: Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Signs and signals gradually increase and become more persistent!

More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. 2/3 are women!

What to look for:

Memory loss (recent things)

Confusion about time and place

Daily tasks become confusing

Loss for words

Difficulty in judging situations

Mood and personality changes

 

There are 3 stages:

  1. Mild (early)
  2. Moderate (middle)
  3. Severe (late)

Mild:

Best described as forgetfulness

  • Words, objects, names of people or places
  • Repeating questions
  • inability to plan or organize

Moderate:

Signs of...

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