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The Busy Mom’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting

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Intermittent fasting has become a popular tool to help your body stay in ketosis (or fat burning mode) longer by going several hours without eating.

The Keto Diet and Intermittent Fasting

About 3 years ago, I started learning more about the keto diet and how eating super low carb (20 carbs a day or less) could have its health benefits.

But to be honest, I was very skeptical.

There was a lot of mixed information on the keto diet and intermittent fasting, but some studies really stood out to me and caught my attention that this was at least something I wanted to look further into myself.

At this point, I probably had 3-5 pounds that I wanted to lose, which I wasn’t too concerned about… but it would be nice to fit back into my favorite jeans.

The real benefits that I was interested in was better blood sugar control, less sugar cravings, all day energy, and the brain boosting benefits too. You can learn more about those in my keto webinar.

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Free Intermittent Fasting Guide

What is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is going for a certain amount of time without food.

In the first book I read about using this as a reset tool – it mentioned doing it once a week – which is a great start! This can actually be something that you add into every day… just depending on your schedule.

Most commonly intermittent fasting is anywhere between 12-16 hours without food. What I’ve read is 12-14 is best for women.

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Here are some of the basic benefits of using intermittent fasting:

1 – Lowered Insulin Levels

2 – Cellular Repair

3 – Protection against Diseases

4 – Longevity

5 – Weight Loss (especially belly fat – the most unhealthy kind!)

6 – Reduced Inflamation

7 – Good for your Heart

8 – Great for your Brain Health

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How Did I Get Started

Modified Intermittent Fasting

I was already eating low carb (which is the way I normally ate since I had been diagnosed with gestational diabetes with my first pregnancy). I would say less than 150 carbs per day, but nothing close to 20 carbs a day.

Whatever I did, I wanted to ease into it and really make simple lifestyle changes that would last longer than a few months.

What I learned was that I could get the same benefits of intermittent fasting if I kept my macros (the fat, protein, and carbs) at a certain level – and “fast” even longer by staying full.

One way to do this is to make sure that you only eat fat macros and avoid protein and carbohydrate macros.

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I changed my coffee.

If you have been around me for any time at all you would know that I’m a coffee drinker… not just a causal coffee drinker though, I love drinking coffee.

I drink it in the morning.

I drink it in the afternoon.

I drink it in the evening.

I drink coffee. okay?

So, when I saw that I could get the benefits of intermittent fasting without having to change my routine much at all… I got really interested.

I changed my morning coffee.

Instead of drinking my regular cup of coffee. I started drinking keto coffee.

What I noticed first was that I was staying full longer than before, so I could delay lunch for hours before getting hungry. I also noticed that I was having less cravings and afternoon crashes than before.

Which for someone who has struggled with balancing my blood sugar before, this was all good things!

After about a month, I realized that my clothes were fitting better too – which was something I wasn’t really expecting since I wasn’t working out and really didn’t feel like I was “dieting” or changing much of anything.

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What might your day look like?

Start your morning with Keto Coffee (This will curb your craving and give your body superfuel to burn fat right from the start!)

Drink a Green Superfood in the mid-morning (10-11 AM) to get all the vitamins and minerals you might need more of, plus it’s a natural energy boost!

Eat a Low Carb/High Fat lunch (or add a chocolate shake)

Eat a Low Carb/High Fat Dinner

(Don’t eat again until the next day – Your Fast starts after dinner)

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Here are my personal results, after using keto coffee to help me lose weight again after I had my 3rd baby:

If you want to get started and try Keto coffee with me, you can start with a 3 day sample pack or get the best deal and savings as my 3 month product tester:

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