I hope you are all having a great week. I sure am!
I wanted to talk about intermittent fasting (IF) this week. Several ladies in our Nutratalk Support Group have been talking about "breaking their fast" in the mornings for awhile now so I finally decided to ask about it. The word fasting didn’t sound all that appealing to me as I really don’t like feeling hungry. I keep thinking about fasting in the context of having to get up early morning and beat it to the hospital for blood work.
I was willing to give it a go after having it explained to me and later reading about it. So last Sunday night, my friend Angie and I decided to try out this new thing (well new to me anyway.)
For those of you who don’t know, is a way of life that can help you drop pounds by fasting for 15-16 hours every second day. There are other methods of fasting as well. Doing 24-hour fasts, twice a week as well as restricting your calorie intake to 500 calories a day for a couple of days each week. Now I don’t know about you, but I cannot live on 500 calories a day so that method was out for me.
I'm also a diabetic so 24 hour fasts twice a week are out as I’m sure that would really wreak havoc with my blood sugars. So, I opted for the "Crescendo Method" of fasting every second-day with the weekends off.
I fasted from 6pm to 9am and I wasn’t nearly as hungry as I assumed I would be. After all, I could drink as much water, plain tea, coffee and clear broth as I wanted. I felt really good that first day and was looking forward to day two. My second fast, I slept through the night, only getting up once for a bathroom visit. That day I felt more clear-headed, almost like a fog had lifted. I felt well rested and alert.
Mind you I was only doing this every second night, so I was pretty amazed at these results. Today marks the end of my first week and the beginning of my next week of fasting. This morning I stepped on the scales and was down 3.2 pounds! I was thrilled with that loss! Not only that, but the scales have dipped down into the next "decade" of pounds. I’m rocking a weight loss of 30.2 pounds as of today! I’m so happy!
I felt I was doing well, sticking with the plan and exercising more since joining a new walking group. Mind you, I didn’t get there every night though due to a flare up of Psoriasis on my feet. I’ve been battling some pretty painful sore spots, but I continued taking shorter walks regardless. I was feeling tighter around my hips and bum and was thrilled that I was making progress.
When I got on the scales however, I was up 2 pounds. I had to be gaining muscle and not fat because I hadn’t eaten anything I shouldn’t have. Pound for pound, muscle and fat weigh the same but muscle takes up less room in your body than fat.
I kept on walking as much as my pain level would allow and the following week I lost a pound. Now after a week of fasting I’m down another 3.2 pounds which is a 2.2-pound loss from 3 weeks ago.
Getting back to the intermittent fasting, I’m going to include a link to an article here, that I read today. This fasting way of life can yield some amazing results ranging from reduced insulin levels, reduced insulin resistance, reducing inflammation in the body and preserving muscle mass! Take a look and see which method would work best for you. If you’re in doubt, ask your doctor for their take on fasting. It could really be beneficial!
Now that I have added I.F. to my Nutracelle way of life, I feel I am well armed in this "Battle of the Bulge” ha-ha! I feel there are greater things in store down the road. I’m 9.8 pounds away from my Christmas goal and I feel that goal is attainable now. I’ll keep you all posted on that as time goes by.
This week I Nutracelle-ized my sister-in-law’s recipe for butternut squash soup. I’ll include the recipe and a few photos.
I also made the Cookie Dough Protein Treats.... I think they are my new favourite!!
You really should try them, they're so yummy!
Well folks, that’s it for this week, hope you all drop in again next week!
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Nutralean is the best protein powder on the market. The salted caramel is a great addition to the lineup.
I am so happy to finally be able to use a protein powder that I can use in my blender worry free due to my children's food allergies. I haven't purchased any since we found out our kids had food allergies due to the allergen labels on them. Nutracelle, also tastes better than all the one's I've used in the past. It actually does keep me full for hours. Such a great product!
After using this protein powder for a while. I'm feeling better than I have in a very long time. No reflux or upset tummy.Plus the fact it makes it alot easier to get my daily protein in each day. I really love these shakes and the fact I can also add it to things I'm cooking.Thank you so much for everything.Big Hug
They are delicious & satisfying
Very tasty snacks with a good dose of protein. I especially like the mint ones.
The Nutralean is, as always, delicious and super versatile. Highly recommend for anyone wishing to add protein to their diet without the added rubbish that other brands can contain.
I LOVE IT!!! I like the taste and that I can mix it with water or whatever types of milks I like. It mixes up really well no clumps, no yucky after taste. I also plan to cook with it soon.
They were great tasting, really enjoyed them especially the mint chocolate .would like to see better packaging but other than that I would buy them again :)
These are really delicious!
The product does what it says. The protein is a little thick with small particles in the mix. If you can get past this, it's for you.
I just love Nuracelle so much. I've shared it with family and friends. I've even made things with it and my family loved them.My first order was the best thing I had ever done.my boyfriend loves it too. I thank you for all you so to make things better for all of us that love it.it has changed my and my belief in protein powders. You really have renewed my faith smile I love everyone of them I have tried.thank you again so much ❤
I love both flavors of the nutrabites! They leave me nice and full and I don't go looking to snack any further after I've snacked on a nutrabite!
I am a HUGE fan of mint chocolate and even though I kicked sugar a long time ago I still find the cravings can be so bad sometimes! This is where my new nutrabites have become a game changer. Usually I’d make a nutracelle mug cake or some kind of cheesecake bite but some days more cooking is the absolute last thing I want to do. Now I just grab one or two (sometimes three 🤭) of my mint chocolate nutrabites and I am 100% satisfied and 100% guilt free!!
I love my coffee mocha!!!
I have it ice cold or as a hot frothy drink. Makes my day and keeps me full for a few hours .
It's great for these hot days and don't really feel like eating.
I LOVE my nutrabites!! After trying tons of gross protein bars that were packed with chemicals, it's SO nice to be able to enjoy a legitimately delicious snack that's low cal, zero carb, AND naturally sweetened.
Loved the Coffee Mocha sample. Will definitely be in my next order
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Love the chewy dense texture, crunchy bits, flavour & find them very filling. Chocolate mint isn't too minty, but just right. Chocolate chunk needs improvement as I've yet to find any chocolate chunks/chips no matter how small a bite I take.
These little guys are so yummy! Dense, chewy and super chocolatey, they are perfect for an afternoon snack or to kick a craving.
Ok seriously this is the best protein treat I’ve had. Yummy !!!
I had a bad first experience that I have already addressed with Jordan, my votes arrived all clumped together due to the heat. I love the protein powder but for the price of these nutrabites I am going to attempt to make my own using the recipe in the book.
These are absolutely delicious! I cannot get enough of them! I have to hide them so my son doesn’t eat them all on me.
Like the title says the mint balls are my favorite. I like the chocolate chunk but the taste of flax seed is very prominent in the chocolate one and im not a fan. Ill buy for sure again but only the mint one.
These bites taste insanely delicious! I am not usually fond of chocolate or any sweets at all, but these bites are definitely exceptional and my bias! I cannot choose which one is may favourite but love both flavours. I have them for breakfast, lunch and dessert! And what I love love about these little guys is that they are sugar free and no carbs! Never find protein bars at store that has no sugar and no carbs, will definitely get more!
I LOVE these protein bites! They're great for on the go or a quick snack. I have tried many protein bars in the past and wasn't happy at all with the taste and all of the unhealthy ingredients! These are so filling and help me stay on track with my healthy eating plan. I will be stocking up!
These protein bites are so tasty and filling. The whole family loves them. A great little treat to have on hand. The price is right aswell especially when comparing to other protein bars.These are the right size and dont have that weird chalky after taste. Very chocolatey tasting. FINALLY a protein bar I love...
I love love love the chocolate chunk... I wasn’t a fan of the mint ones but they’re OK... I would love to see you make a coconut flavor or vanilla 😋
I love the new bites!! I've tried both flavors the cchocolate chunk is my favorite. The chocolate mint is also so good, there is a nice subtle taste of mint and not the usual toothpaste flavor that can be expected from choco mint snacks. They are an easy grab and go snack for busy days. They keep me from caving into junk food cravings when I have them close by.
I've been keto for over three years now and until NutraBites, I hadn't been able to find a truly healthy, delicious snack that I didn't have to make with my own Nutralean - I'm SO excited that the NutraBites are here!! The Mint is hands-down my absolute favourite, some days I replace meals with 'em! They're chewy, dense, filling, AND have the perfect flavor. Chocolate Chunk is delicious too, but the mint is the show-stopper if you ask me! ♥
I just had my first tastes of the chocolate chunk and the chocolate mint Nutrabite and they are amazing. The chocolate chunk tastes like an Eatmore candy bar but is actually good for you, and the chocolate mint is my new favorite ( so long mint Areo bar).
No chemical aftertaste like all those protein bars on the market, and 0 sugar too! Nutracelle you have a winner.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered these. but there SO SO GOOD! My kids ate half my first bag, so I have to hide them from now on. They are exactly what I need - really filling - like I had one with my coffee and I was full til lunch! They are really chewy and dense - and there is no aftertaste at all unlike lots of bars out there and I tried every bar you can name. These bites are by far - the best tasting bar yet. The only complaint I have is they came a little squished in the mail and they stuck together a bit, but they came apart easy and stayed apart after. But so worth it to have something that tastes good.
I’ve had more energy then I’ve ever had since starting nutracelle, the stomach pills I once was never able to get through a day without taking are now completely out of my life. I used to have a lot of complications from a emergency gallbladder surgery and nutracell has toned down or gotten rid of 99 percent of it. I’m actually never hungry but when I am nutracelle has so many amazing recipes to cook using nutralean that fills you up and makes you feel amazing.. as I’m writing this I’m celebrating a 40 pound weight loss and I’ve only been on nutracelle for 2.5 months!!! I love my nutralean life ♥️
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I absolutely love the salted caramel. I’m very fussy when it comes to protein powders. I’m not sure what it is, but my stomach and taste buds are very fussy and most have bothered me in some way or they didn’t taste good at all. I’m so glad I finally found one I really love and the prebiotics really help my stomach.
I have Nutracelle everyday! I love how delicious and versatile it is! My kids love it too!