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...
I get my ingredients from Trader Joe's but these are pretty everyday ingredients. So, if you do not have a Trader Joe's near you then just find your "go-to's" from your local store. Ingredients: 1 package fresh organic basil (I cut off the stems) 1 handful pine nuts 1 handful of parmesan cheese 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced 2 tablespoons avocado oil 1 tsp kosher sea salt Layer all ingredients listed above in your food processor in the order listed. Blend to a consistency of your liking. We tend to like ours a little on the chunky side. You can also add to the amounts listed above...I literally wing mine each time I make it. We use this on top of pasta, as a condiment for sandwiches and also as a...