Intermittent Fasting & Yoga February 23 2018
For a few years, I have been experimenting with how and what I eat to help assist in my recovery from PTSD. Having complete the Whole30 in January, I thought I was ready for the Whole30. 2.0. I have only floundered and struggled. Meanwhile, Chef Bri has been following an Intermittent Fasting regime and has experienced great results.
I am very familiar with fasting. In the past, I have done 1-5 days of spiritual fasting. When I saw a video describing scientifically why Intermittent Fasting works, everything I have been learning about myself and food clicked. Simply, I have too much stored insulin and it needs to be released through fasting. This way of eating also allows me more wriggle room. I pretty much over refined sugar, but I am not excluding ingredients like honey, corn, and beans (separately, not all in one dish). Plus, I get to eat more BBK food. I'm IN! My favorite part is drinking 2t apple cider vinegar diluted in water, pink salt, cream of tartar, and juice from one lime. It tastes margarita like and it's good for me! I am doing a 20 hour fast and eating from 3p to 7p. Fasting for 20 hours versus 3 days seems so simple. I have even noticed myself praying much more throughout the day. Win, win, win...
Recently, a physical therapy assistant said, "In the 10 years doing therapy, you are the tightest person I have ever worked on and that isn't a title you want to earn." As you can see from the picture, I can only go up from here. Therefore, I began a 30 day yoga challenge in the mornings and in the evenings a yin yoga (my favorite) practice. At this point in my life, I am moving out of survival mode and into a new way of being. My family motto is to "Live in Love, Walk in Freedom." Namaste.