Fasting can be done safely and effectively for weight loss if you do it in a proven healthy way. But who really likes to deprive themselves? I don’t. As to exercising – it is healthy and it can enhance weight loss, but it isn’t absolutely necessary. About 75% of weight loss comes from diet and 25% exercise.
Wait a minute – we said we didn’t want to fast. Well, there’s a lot of hype about lifestyle changes (and I’m confessing that I’m one of those people who push for lifestyle changes); switching to a healthier (proven) way of eating for many can bring about weight loss without even being hungry.
Please understand that carb and other food binging can bring on hunger that’s not real hunger, but rather triggering that place in your brain’s chemistry that tells you that you want and need more food, preferably more carbs, when your tummy is telling you you’re full!
So, balance is a real key to this process of getting off your extra pounds. Here is a video by Lauren Grant with The Hungry Heart and she explains how to stop binging. How many of us are stuck in this vicious cycle of binging?
Here are my top 3 tips on helping you lose weight without too much exercise and no real fasting unless it happens while we’re asleep! (We all walk, right? So, we’re getting some exercise.)
To learn more about how to eat healthy without worrying about the scale every day or fasting or going to the gym to work out, consider taking the course, Healthy Nutrition, which will give you the basics of how we can best balance out our biochemistry with healthy food choices, and why.
Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.