End-of-the-year challenges (in my opinion) create a sense of desperation and unrealistic expectations about lifestyle changes and what we say we really want for ourselves.
In this video I discuss Hyperbolic Discounting a term used to describe the tendency we have as people to increasingly choose smaller-lesser rewards over the larger-later reward. Or what I like to refer to as making decisions based on what you want now in the moment vs what you say you really want long term.
I hope this helps you stick to the plans and goals you have yourself in the long term. And to avoid desperate attempts for that quick fix approach that is often the aim with a lot of these End of The Year Challenges that startup.
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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.
How to put things in place to help you reach your own personal holiday goals with weight.
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 food....
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:
On this week's LIVE we discussed changing too much too soon when it comes to your fasting, feasting, and fitness. You know when we are listening to too many experts all at the same time.
Most of the time we go into something new with all the right intentions. However, the reality can be quite different. Starting a new Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle can have you feeling like you need to do it all at once.
When I started my journey 4 years ago, I tried to create an Intermittent Lifestyle while I was chasing all the experts too, and ended up changing what I was doing daily. This was a huge mistake. I was exhausted and frustrated. When I realized I wasn't getting the results that I was looking for, I regrouped and just focused on fasting long and feasting well until I found my groove. I even put off working out for an entire year until I knew I had the fasting and feasting part down. That entire year of learning is now our 3 week Intermittent Fasting...