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Is Fasting Useful For Health Or Weight Loss?

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I’m definitely more of a ‘live to eat’ rather than ‘eat to live’ type of gal. If there’s one thing I really and truly hate to do, it’s skip a meal, and believe you me, you’d hate to be around me if that ever does happen. Which it pretty much doesn’t – after all, I’ve always been quite smug in my knowledge that skipping meals only leads to a slower metabolism. That’s what I’ve been taught, and that’s the message I’ve been preaching.

So you can understand that I’m starting to feel a little miffed. I don’t know if the universe is trying to tell me something, or if there’s some kind of topic of the moment thing going on that I’m not in on, but it seems fasting is suddenly where it’s at.

To be honest, I really don’t know why I haven’t been open to the idea previously. If you’ve visited me here more than once or twice you’ll know that my ideas about nutrition stem from getting back to basics. Learning how to eat in the way that our caveman ancestors did (spear optional) in order to create a lean physique, vibrant energy, and exceptional health.

And if you think about it, there’s nothing new about the concept of occasional fasting. After all, there really is nothing overly ‘motherly’ about Mother Nature, is there? The term conjures up an image of a protective benevolent type; 3-course meal in hand. Yet if you were to spend even a week lost in nature you’d likely soon find yourself forced into a fasting situation, and there’d be jack-all you could do about it. Of course if you decided to set up camp permanently, maybe join a tribe and go a-hunting, I’m sure you’d figure out where the food was. But that’s not to say it would be readily available in time for dinner.

We’ve been programmed to believe that, while going hungry is one thing, skipping right through a meal or two is just foolish. In fact, a medical journal I came across last week backed this up fairly avidly:

“One of the worst things that you can do for your body in terms of detoxification is doing a fast. That was the idea about 20 or 30 years ago, but we know now that your body actually needs specific nutrients to be able to perform its job of detoxification.”

And why would we bother fasting anyway, with 24-hour stores a-plenty and the cupboard always a handy back-up? A quick search on Google gives you plenty of data both for and against, with the benefits of fasting ranging from detoxification, to will-power, even to spiritual enlightenment. And the naysayers predicting you’ll only end up putting on more weight in the end, and that any weight you do lose will just be water weight.

But according to Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple, skipping meals may even be healthy, is actually very natural, and could even contribute to greater results in your quest for health and wellness. And, as much as I hate to admit being wrong, I’m starting to sway my thoughts in the same direction. How can I promote a back to basics approach to nutrition without taking into account the ups and downs of feeding oneself in nature? Just doesn’t make sense, does it?

Of course the proof is in the pudding (or lack thereof), and that’s where we need to lay down a couple of important ground rules for successful fasting.

  1. It’s still not okay to routinely skip meals (such as breakfast) just because you’re busy or tired, and then load yourself up on poor quality foods for the rest of the day.
  2. This is partly because the whole concept of fasting in nature is that it is sporadic, controlled in large part by the seasons, your hunting skills and the prey available, and perhaps the generosity of your fellow tribes-men. Skipping a certain meal each day is just a bad habit and does not count.
  3. If you’re not eating right in the first place, you’re not going to benefit greatly from fasting. Were you to live on the land, you’d have little choice about what to eat and would enjoy a diet of animal meats, fats, the occasional veg, and perhaps some nuts, seeds and berries. If you’re currently living on processed foods, take-aways, lots of whole-grains and starches, with plenty of fruit and just the occasional serve of lean protein, then you’re not adequately equipped to benefit from complete fasting.
  4. Food fasts and water fasts are not the same thing. Keep your fluids up if you do try skipping a meal.
  5. Don’t assume you can’t be active. Conventional fasting wisdom tells us to rest when we fast, but how natural is that? I can’t imagine I’d be taking it too easy if I lived on the land and was out of food. Would you? Of course you don’t have to shoot for any world records that day, but follow your normal routine.

Have you ever tried fasting or thought about fasting? What have your experiences been?

Don’t forget –

Life is Now. Press Play.

Kat x

P.S.

Rebel.
Upstart.
Fuck the system; screw the rules.
Won’t do what they told me.
Too much.
Unreasonable.
Ridiculous.
Unprofessional.
Crazy!

Should I go on? I could, but I think you get the picture.

You’re the one who is not only not like the other PEOPLE, you’re also not like the other entrepreneurs.

They, they actually think they’re different; non-conformists?! Don’t make me laugh. You and I both see it as it is:

They just wanna be told how to build a pretty little website and a pretty little social media page or three and a pretty little online product or course and get their pretty little headshots and do a pretty little pre-scripted dance all over the internet so that other equally pretty fucking bland and boring and same same-y peoples pay them money,

And they can all sit in a pretty little womans circle together patting each other linking elbows and stroking each others hair and singing Kumbaya as the sun sets over another day of sinking ever deeper into the unremarkableness that is their lives.

They are the ones who are not only willing to jump through hoops, they also want to build more hoops for other people; they want to perpetuate the hoop jumping life and their whole sales pitch is basically some version of “I will help you to have a better and shinier hoop, come see!”

lolol

BUT REALLY.

Meanwhile, you –

You’ve tried the hoop-jumping life, maybe more than what you care to admit. And, whilst you’ve nothing against sitting around with other ladeez and stroking each others hair, you and your girls; the real ones?

You don’t exactly fit in in the typical woman’s circle.

You don’t feel at home with the pretty-preneurs, not even on the internet let alone in real life.

You don’t actually GIVE a fuck about having all your shit perfect,

Polished,

And just so –

And the idea of having sales and marketing and content processes which you have to systematically pre-plan and then work through and endlessly join dots with?

Makes you want to hurl.

Sure –

You’ve bought in at times to do the idea that maybe you DO gotta do it as they say.

An automated webinar, perhaps?? Facebook ads which carefully and smartly tell the world who you are and how you can help? A sales plan proven and tested by the greats. The gradual sinking slow decline of your soul, your joy, your dreams, and even your pussy as everything within you that once knew she could HAVE IT ALL AND DO LIFE HER WAY SLOWLY DRIES,

WITHERS TO NOTHING,

AND DIES?

Sure –

Why not

And look.

It’s not that any of these things are bad or wrong. Maybe right now you’ve got to a certain point by playing by the rules … kind of. Following what ‘logic’ suggests you do. Breaking free here and there with wild little jaunts into over the top madness, noticing how THAT lights you up and also how people respond to it … but ultimately continuing to go back to trying to find the right fucking system to get you to where you want to go,

Because this thing of trying to just be you interspersed with trying to get it all right and make it work, well –

It’s God damn tiring –

But also, in the end, if we’re going to be black and white about it, it hasn’t got you to where you want to be!!

You KNOW you should be making SO much more money.

NOW.

With consistency, and yeah, while of course of COURSE you’re down for doing the work, you also feel like it SHOULD be a lot easier, more flow

And you know that you know that you know that you’ve still not let out the most unrestrained and fully expressed side of you!

– The you they can’t look away from
– The you they are MAGNETIZED by
– The you who automatically commands a huge freakin’ following, and sales to match it

You know who I’m talking about –

THE MILLIONAIRE REBEL YOU!

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The revolutionary fucking leader who tears SHREDS off of normal every damn day before the rest of the world has barely sipped its coffee!

Who is FULLY unleashed in what she says, how she shows up, how she does business, how she does life.

Who does not give a fuck about following rules! Or sales systems! Or strategies! Who can and will do what works for HER, and if it happens to resemble other ways people build an audience and make a fuckload of money online, cool, and if not, so what! That is not the point! The point is –

She knows what works for her.
She backs herself unapologetically.
She DOES it.

And she gets the damn results. The BIG results. The CONSISTENT results. The FUCK yes results, not just with money but with the VIBERY of it all.

Imagine …

Waking up every day and KNOWING you have crushed the day before it already begun because THAT IS WHO YOU ARE AND HOW YOU ROLL!

* Your shit sells (at any and all price point)
* Your creativity and inner ideas machine flows endlessly (you always know what to put out into the world and that when you speak people PAUSE EVERYTHING AND LISTEN, whether it is with free content and shenaniganery or with your paid stuff)
* You don’t even have to think about low end or high end or how to take people through a value ladder or some such bullshit, the value ladder is YOU CONTINUING TO BE YOU, and the more that you DO you the more people just take themselves through whatever it is you’re offering!
* It is easy, natural, fun, and OBVIOUS how to build your automated income, funnels, the ‘cash machine’ side of your business.
* In fact the whole damn thing feels fun and easy and like you’re just being you (the full on you, the too much you, the rebel you, the fuck all of ’em THIS IS WHAT I STAND FOR AND NOW I’M GONNA TELL YOU you!),
* and at the same time you have the DEEPLY grounded and certain knowledge that the way you’re doing it, hot mess and chaos vibes and all, is WORKING. PS – the reason you feel certain of this is because your bank balance and soulmate audience and their feedback reflects it, not bc your spirit guides told you it’s coming

All of this is ALREADY available to you.

It is who you are and what you were born for.

You did not come here for normal!

You are one of the truly crazy ones, who has something inside of her that will leave the world BREATHLESS –
and allow her to make millions and impact millions –

BUT NOT IF SHE CONTINUES TO DO BUSINESS AND LIFE BY TRYING TO SOMEHOW BE A NON-CONFORMIST WHO CONTINUALLY CAVES AND CONFORMS.

For this to work,

REALLY work, like next next NEXT level $ and life flow work,
you’re going to need to FULLY turn your back on the idea that your breakthrough is waiting on the other side of you adjusting, filtering, compromising, playing the game the way the other entrepreneurs are playing it, or worrying about what the fuck your social media looks like!

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All in on chaos.
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Starting January 18th!

For those who were born to run the damn thing,

To turn the world on its head and dance on top of it,

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