Some equate fasting with a disguised eating disorder; a restriction tool forcing our bodies to ignore natural hunger pangs. Fat Burning Coach Alexia Bjarkan reminds us that our ancestors fasted at the dawn of time. Letting our digestive systems rest, when done properly, can cause transformative health improvements like increased energy, mental clarity, and of course, weight loss.
After years of self-medicating with sugar and processed foods, Alexia was drowning in depression and insomnia. A false bipolar disorder diagnosis eventually led her to harsh and mind-numbing medication. Fortunately, Alexia stumbled upon keto coffee in what she considers a divine intervention. Just one sip of coffee tipped Alexia off to the power of eating keto and, eventually, combining keto with fasting.
Today, Alexia talks with Jen about the people who benefit best from fasting, why combining keto with fasting produces revelatory health results, how to incorporate keto into a normal life, and why fasting, keto, and reading the labels doesn’t mean deprivation.
[15:59] - “Anyone could lose weight just by white-knuckling it and starving themselves, but that is not what this method is about. It’s about losing weight and keeping it off while you enjoy your food, while you feel satiated, while you’re being energetic.” ~ Alexia Bjarkan
[23:03] - “For the most part, I know that the best results come from eating healthy, whole, real food. That’s what it’s about. That’s why I don’t really like [saying] ‘keto diet’ because it sounds like a diet fad where, at the end of the day, it’s just healthy, natural eating the way we’re meant to be eating.” ~ Alexia Bjarkan
[28:21] - “Just remember, we were meant to be fasting. So regardless of whether you will switch your way of eating to keto or you just keep eating what you’re eating now, fasting is a great tool that you can combine with any way of eating.” ~ Alexia Bjarkan
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