30 Days of Intermittent Fasting: The Why’s and How’s

A great look at intermittent fasting! Awesome article Katie! 👍

disclaimer: I am not qualified to give medical advice, and this information is not meant to cure or treat any disease/health condition. Whenever you start a new dieting plan, it is important to notify your physician or healthcare practitioner!

I have decided to try an intermittent fasting style of eating for thirty days in a row to see the benefits it will bring to my body, athletic performance, mental cognitive state, and overall well being.

I’m excited to enter “nerd mode” for a moment and bring you guys all of the information and research I have done on intermittent fasting and how it can benefit your body.

I realize “fasting” may sound kind of scary and intimidating, but intermittent fasting does not require starving or depriving yourself. Intermittent fasting is not a diet, but rather, it is a style of eating. What you do is give yourself a window of…

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Intermittent Fasting: 12 Lessons Learned from 1 Year of Fasting

Here’s one more article I came across, which might interest anyone considering intermittent fasting. Many of these 12 lessons, I’m learning myself, as I implement it into my lifestyle.

Thinking of intermittent fasting? Don’t make the same mistakes I did. Read this article to learn 12 important lessons about fasting.

Source: Intermittent Fasting: 12 Lessons Learned from 1 Year of Fasting

A Hidden Benefit to Intermittent Fasting – Nia Shanks –

Hello everyone! I said, as I went on my sabbatical that I would occasionally post articles, and here’s one I thought you’d enjoy, especially if you’re interested in INTERMITTENT FASTING (IF)

One of the things I’m doing during my sabbatical is reading, lots of reading. Now, I read a lot during school, but on school topics. I rarely have time to read for recreation. Now what I consider “recreation”, are nutrition topics of interest to me. My current fascination is INTERMITTENT FASTING. This is something I began about a month ago, and have learned to LOVE! Why? I have MORE energy; I’m more active; I sleep better; I’m losing weight, without changing my diet too much.

I am currently reading the book EAT STOP EAT by Brad Pilon. (If you have kindle unlimited, it’s FREE!) In the following article, Brad discusses a hidden benefit of IF, something I myself have discovered. Read on and find out for yourselves, all about this “hidden benefit!

Today’s article is a guest post from the author of Eat Stop Eat, Brad Pilon. He reveals a hidden benefit to intermittent fasting.

Source: A Hidden Benefit to Intermittent Fasting – Nia Shanks –

Did you know…Pasta is available in 600 different shapes? (& other cool facts about pasta)

Before we get to the video, I wanted to share a couple websites that support the “600 pasta shape” fact:

Pasta for All – The International Pasta Organization

 Food Network Canada

The Daily Meal

Who doesn’t like a good bowl of pasta?

Well, here is a short video

with some interesting facts

about this tasty dish…


Did you know…Factory raised chickens are fed arsenic to make their flesh pink?

Now do you understand why I recommend locally grown, pasture raised organic chicken?

Here is a video from Buzz Feed with this fact and 7 others, designed to “creep you out.”

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Did you know…1.3 billion tons of food is wasted every year?

According to the video below,

this equates to $1 trillion

of wasted or lost food.

See the video for more facts

on food waste…

Did you know…Watermelons in Japan are square? (And other fun food facts)


So, why in the world are watermelons in Japan square? According to whataboutwatermelon.com, there are two reasons for this…

  1. They are easier to stack and ship
  2. It’s specifically designed to fit into the small Japanese refrigerators.

Here is a “Did you know”

video with this fact and a few others.

Did you know…Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries?

Fascinating isn’t it?

Here is a look at the two…

100 grams of each:

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Here’s a short video that explains why…

10 Weight Loss Quotes to Inspire You Right Now!

It’s a cold snowy afternoon here in Northern Virginia. My kind family decided to give me the day off from cooking dinner. So, I kept myself busy by doing a couple of things. First, I made this gluten free cake, with orange glaze. I’ll post the recipe sometime later.


I know it’s ironic for me to share a photo of a cake in a post about inspiring weight loss quotes. But, you see, I’m starting a new detox, which I talked about in THIS POST, on Friday of this week. My family and I decided to eat some good dessert before then. I’ll be starting this new nutrition plan, with a 7-day detox, which involves a 72 hour herbal tea fast, then 24 hour intermittent fasting for the remainder of the week. SO…the second thing I did was look up quotes that will inspire me to stick with my new plan…and I wanted to share them with all of you, because, nothing inspires me more than inspiring all of you.


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There you go! Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you? Let me know in the comments below!


Healthy Food Tips: 10 Best Healthy Foods To Lose Weight

Trying to lose weight?

Who isn’t?! 

Here’s a list of 10 foods

to help burn fat


build muscle!