|Seriously? Who Drinks Butter?
Hey friends! Just wanted to give a you the quick scoop on wrapping up the second week of the #eliminationexperience
The Good (Ok! The GREAT!)
- I drink butter. And it’s legit.
- My clothes are feeling loose!
- According to the scale I am down 5 pounds!
- I have a ton of energy
- I am really well rested!
- My focus is on point.
- Cravings are G-O-N-E!
- Fasting is definitely not what I thought. (Read on!)
- I definitely am not dieting.
- I am conscious of the food choices I’ve been making!
- There is no feeling of deprivation.
- I CRUSHED the #50hoursleepweekchallenge!
The “EH”- Elimination
- I miss my post workout recover formula
- I need to remind myself to drink more water
I’ve shared two things that I have personally decided to try out since starting this challenge:
Intermittent Fasting & Bulletproof Coffee. I will be honest, I was skeptical about both but after listening to a few of my trusted trainer talk about these things, I’ve decided to give them a go!
Here is some information about each!
|What’s the Real Deal with this Fasting? Fad?
What is It?
Intermittent fasting is not a diet or a fad, but it is a different way of eating. Science supports that it’s a way to naturally burn more fat. While you fast, your body is no longer “processing” it’s last meal, so your insulin levels will naturally decrease which gives your body the opportunity to burn stored fat instead of burning calories consummed.
In general while following this type of plan, a person consumes calories in an 8 hour window and fasts for 16 hours. My window for eating begins at 11 am and ends at 7 pm.
During the morning, I do consume energize and bulletproof coffee. I’ve gotten mixed opinions on whether this breaks the fast or not, but so far, I am seeing results on the scale and in my waistline. I also love the discipline of fasting. It has not been an adjustment at all.
How Do I Break My Fast?
When my fast is over around 11 am, I start the day with eggs, veggies, avocado, and a side of either bacon or chicken sausage. I also consumed a loaded shakeology (filled with fruit spinach and about 4 oz of almond milk and 4 oz of water. I also consume another coffee.
What is Bullet Proof Coffee and What are the Benefits?
I’ve been drinking bulletproof coffee for about two weeks. It’s a smooth, creamy mixture that uses high fats instead of loaded creamers and sugars.
Reminder: FAT IS NOT THE ENEMY!
1. It can help with weightloss by curbing those morning cravings and staves off hunger during fasting.
2. It’s loaded with healthy fats- that help the body in MANY ways.
3. It helps with energy and focus!
How Do I Make Bulletproof Coffee?
1. Make your coffee as usual
2. Add oil and butter
3. Blend for 20-30 second
*Play around with adding flavors like peppermint or vanilla or cinnamon to the mixture!
Enjoy immediately! If you wait too long the oil will float to the top!
Here’s a video I did to show how I make it!
What Does your Meal Plan Look Like for this Week?
Glad you asked! Here is a copy of my meal plan for this week! Enjoy!
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