Common Questions About Intermittent Fasting Answered


Episode Overview

Cynthia Thurlow is on answering questions about intermittent fasting from the Well & Worthy Life community. Most of us at this point have heard about intermittent fasting, and may even be incorporating it into our lifestyle, but sometimes we have inaccurate information.

Questions About Intermittent Fasting Answered

  • The biggest mistakes women are making with intermittent fasting?
  • What breaks a fast?
  • Could your morning coffee be breaking your fast?
  • The truth about 24-hour+ fasting, is it helpful?
  •  What is metabolic flexibility?
  • Is eating or grazing during our eating window a good approach?
  • Why is a sleep routine so important to weight loss?
  • Why creatine is helpful for women in perimenopause and menopause.

 

Actions Items

  • Dive deeper to answer questions about intermittent fasting with Cynthia’s book, Intermittent Fasting Transformation
  • Reflect on anything you may need to eliminate from your diet in middle age to help support your health.

 

Key Moments in the Conversation

[6:02] If you’re having fatty coffees, that’s technically going to break your fast.

[13:53] 78% of the population is metabolically inflexible.

[20:45] Starting your meal with bread is probably the worst decision you can do.

[25:29] Figuring out what works for you in middle age is sometimes an elimination of things that you like.

[33:09] We lose magnesium during stress, we have magnesium-depleted soil, so I don’t care if you eat all organic, you are not getting enough magnesium in your life.

[38:52] The first thing that happened when I started taking creatine, I was able to increase my weights at the gym.  It’s really important to understand that strength training helps maintain muscles which maintains insulin sensitivity, which maintains metabolic flexibility.

 

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I too, struggled in my late 40s when I hit peri-menopause! I was experiencing all those not-so-fun physical changes in my body, as well as mental and emotional fatigue. What worked for me before was not working anymore. 

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