Do this today!�This is the time of year when we set goals for ourselves for the incoming year. You are a member of this group, so I am assuming that you are either practicing IF or considering it. In either case, congratulations and welcome! For those of you who are ready to give IF a try, you are heading for an amazing journey to improved health and weight loss! Here are a few things you can do to start you on your way.
1. Set your goals. Is your goal weight loss? If so, choose a goal weight. Would you like to conquer some health conditions? List those health issues you would like to address, nothing is insignificant. You will find that IF will help your body heal in ways you never thought possible. As you include fasting into your daily routine, your body will have the time it needs to address big and small health concerns you may have. Would you like to be free to enjoy food, without guilt, without deprivation, without weighing and measuring? This is a wonderful goal and fully achievable with IF.
2. Record where you are today. Non Scale Victories (NSV) are often what we notice first with IF. Your clothes are looser, your rings fit better, your skin is clearer. NSVs are very satisfying as you work towards your goals.
• Record your current weight. Take measurements of your waist, hips, chest, upper thighs, calves.
• Take pictures. Trust me, you will be so happy to have “before” pictures. Wear an outfit that you will keep for photos when you reach "goal". Take pictures of your face, eyes, bare feet, and hands. IF reduces inflammation almost immediately and you may notice it first in these areas.
Here are my “before” and “after” photos.
My SW (start weight): 165lbs
My CW (current weight): 140 lbs
My GW (goal weight): 135 lbs
My NSVs (Non Scale Victories)
1. My pant size went from size 10 to size 6
2. My top size went from size M to size S
3. I no longer get sleepy during the day.
4. I don’t get tired while driving long distances-which I do for work regularly.
5. My body is leaner and stronger due to the increased growth hormone created during my longer fasts.