Intuitive Fasting: The Flexible Four-Week Intermittent Fasting Plan to
Recharge You Metabolism and Renew Your Health
by Will Cole,
I’m no stranger to fasting; I lost 50 lbs with fasting/keto but then 2020 happened and I fell off the wagon. Ugh. When I saw this on Netgalley, I requested it, as my goal for the new year is to get back on the weight loss train and I was interested in seeing if there was anything new I could add to my routine.
I’m not sure where the idea that fasting is bad for you came about, but it’s not true. When I started fasting, I had a lot of people spouting off untruths – everything from how fasting will “slow your metabolism” to “it’s not healthy” to the head scratching “you’ll become malnourished”. Seriously? None of those things are true.
And adding low-carb eating along with fasting cuts down on cravings, which means once you get past the first week or 2, you’ll find it easier and easier to do.
As far as all of the information in the book goes, I did learn a few new things that I intend to incorporate into my new program. Things like staying away from diet sodas (I’m not going to pretend I’ll give up my beloved Pepsi Free entirely, but I will reduce the amount I drink substantially) and also from dairy (As a cheese addict, this one will be tough. Goodbye Pepper Jack, I’ll miss you) so I’ve got some challenges in the weeks ahead as I adjust my eating plan.
If you are new to fasting (or are interested in learning more about it) then this is a great place to learn more. All the information is easy to understand and would be a great resource for people who want to begin fasting but don’t know where to start. Included in the program are recipes and sample plans for what the author calls “Ketotarian” – in other words a high fat/moderate protein/low carb diet that includes lean meats and vegetables, combined with a 4 week get started plan. The program is simple enough to do (although the first week may not be easy) and I recommend it for people to at least try.
Publication date: February 23rd 2021