Intermittent fasting- raw food diet


Intermittent fasting (IF) is a method whereby you are only allowed to consumed solid food during the time your window opens. For an example you may only eat solid foods from 1pm-7pm. OR 10am-4PM,which is a 6 hr eating window, some of you may want an 8hr window. You may format this window to fit your lifestyle, always being mindful that you cannot eat solid food outside of your window. The science behind this can be found on the web in various articles, studies and videos on youtube.

(Ryaine's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK

 How To Follow Intermittent fasting- raw food diet :

Start your day off with juicing, smoothies, or other fluids, water, tea, coffee, almond milk, coconut water. Avoid eating any solid foods until your "eating window" opens. Eat as much fruits, vegetables, sprouted legumes, as you desire. If you are a none vegan/ vegetarian you may limit cooked meat and fish once or twice a week. Eggs are okay as an additional protein source. Stay away from all processed foods, eat mostly organic, no grains or wheat, processed sugars, NO fried anything. Steamed vegetables are okay once in a while. Eat nutritionally dense food, combining live enzymes (raw)to promote health. Calorie counting is used in reverse for this plan. You actually need to monitor that you are consuming enough calories to fill your 6-8 hour window. It becomes difficult to squeeze calories into 6hrs when you're eating mostly fruits and vegetables. Weight-loss is inevitable, although the plan is designed for prolonged life regeneration, cell renewal and age-defying results. Juicing is essential in this plan, and is done at least 3 times a week. Look up raw food recipe sites and juicing site to help facilitate additional calorie intake.
  by member Ryaine
member since: 26 Jul 12

About / History

I started Intermittent fasting at around my 130 lbs mark after I noticed a plateau. I kept calorie counting and working out to no avail. The benefits of "IF" is innumerable, however it is NOT for everyone. Do research before picking this one. Now I add a raw food diet to this program for health reasons. Today I am more vibrant, healthy, slimmer, toner than I have ever been in my whole life. The weight loss is effortless, in fact I have to increase my calories in order to NOT get too slim. I started May 5th 2012 @ 152 lbs plateaued July 2012 and started the IF plan in November 2012 and combined the raw food plan January 2013. Today I weigh 106 LBS with 15% body fat. and mostly lean muscle mass. That's 46 lbs in under 1 yr with most of it lost in the past 4 months.I'm 40 years old with 1 kid and married.

Ryaine's top tips

1.Try to avoid solid foods until your eating window starts. This allows the body to heal itself instead of digesting.
2.Drink freshly juiced fruits and vegetables OR tea/coffee with almond milk to get your body to acclaimate to fasting schedule.
3.Chew natural gum to stop cravings.
4.Understand there is a difference between emotional cravings and physical cravings. Learn to listen to your body's nutritional needs.
5.As time passes and weight loss occurs and is achieved on this plan, intermittent fasting window may be opened up a bit to help with too much weight loss.
6.Work out at least 3 times a week to achieve maximum results. Minimum of 30 min walks. If you are working out hard be sure to monitor your calorie intake and not fall below minimum requirements.

  Why choose "Intermittent fasting- raw food diet "?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 Promotes rapid weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight
 A healthy living alternative
 A body "detox"
 Teaches sustainable weight loss skills
 Improves mood and outlook
 Reduces the risks of diet-related diseases
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

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