Win the War Over Weight

Win the War Over WeightEpisode 61–Win the War Over Weight

 

Every day millions of working women struggle to win the war over weight.

Special guest, Dr. Andrea Christian Parks, an OB/GYN, candidly shares about her own personal struggle with weight loss and the secret she learned to overcome weight issues.

She shares why women gain weight during perimenopause and why weight loss is different for women than men.

She also weighs in on the Keto diet and intermittent fasting and shares some personal recommendations.

Dr. Andrea gives some specific tips on how to jumpstart your metabolism.

Finally, she shares about the biggest deterrent to losing weight and the number one thing you must do in order to get started on your journey to weight loss.

 

 

 

 

Win the War Over Weight

More About Dr. Andrea Christian Parks

Dr. Christian Parks, who has actually been a guest on the show before, is a board-certified, obstetrician-gynecologist and lifestyle medicine physician.  Additionally, she is certified as an integrative nutrition health coach, and a certified life and weight loss coach. She has been caring for women in clinical practice for more than a decade with an emphasis on natural and holistic living. 

Dr. Christian Parks is the creator of A Journey To Wholeness, a blog where she shares her personal growth and holistic living lessons. Dr. Christian Parks also has a Youtube channel called ‘For This Moment Now’ which features videos on weight loss and meditation and mindfulness. Dr. Christian Parks is the wife to the love of her life and mother of four incredible homeschooled children, ages 7 to 13.

 

 

Helpful Resources:

Trim Healthy Mama - What is THM? - TJsTaste.com

Trim Healthy Mama

There is a learning curve to Trim Healthy Mama. It is not designed like most conventional diets as a 30 or 90-day plan. You are not instructed what to eat at every meal with portion sizes dictated to you. The plan encourages you to learn to put meals together that will suit your own needs, challenges, and food preferences. Since Trim Healthy Mama is geared as a lifelong plan, you learn as you go, but after a while, it becomes second nature for most people. For more information, Trim Healthy Mama.

 

 

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss (The Wellness Code) by [Dr. Jason Fung, Timothy Noakes]

The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung

The landmark book from New York Times bestselling author Dr. Jason Fung, one of the world’s leading experts on intermittent fasting for weight loss and longevity, whose 5-step plan has helped thousands of people lose weight and achieve lasting health.

In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.

 

 

 

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Intermittent Fasting

Podcast #26

Intermittent Fasting

What is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting. There are many different types of intermittent fasting, such as the 16/8(fast for 16 hours and eat for 8). Studies show that it can have powerful benefits for your body and brain.

Changes The Function of Cells, Genes, and Hormones

When you don’t eat for a while, several things happen in your body. For example, your body initiates important cellular repair processes and changes hormone levels to make stored body fat more accessible. Here are some of the changes that occur in your body during fasting:

  • Insulin levels

  • Human growth hormone

  • Cellular repair

  • Gene expression

When you fast, insulin levels drop and human growth hormone increases. Your cells also initiate important cellular repair processes and change which genes they express.

Can Help You Lose Weight and Belly Fat

Intermittent fasting helps you eat fewer calories while boosting metabolism slightly. It is a very effective tool to lose weight and belly fat.

Reduce Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in The Body

Oxidative stress is one of the steps towards aging and many chronic diseases. Studies show that intermittent fasting can reduce oxidative damage and inflammation in the body. This should have benefits against aging and development of numerous diseases.

May Help Prevent Cancer

Intermittent fasting has been shown to help prevent cancer in animal studies and humans studies have shown that it can reduce the side effects caused by chemotherapy.

Intermittent Fasting is Good For Your Brain

What is good for the body is often good for the brain as well. Fasting has been known to help with mental clarity but it may even go a step further. Intermittent fasting improves various metabolic features known to be important for brain health. This includes reduced oxidative stress, reduced inflammation and a reduction in blood sugar levels and insulin resistance. Intermittent fasting may have important benefits for brain health. It may increase the growth of new neurons and protect the brain from damage.

Are you ready to try Intermittent Fasting?

It doesn’t have to be as scary as we make it out to be. Start by fasting for 12 continuous hours a day and gradually increase that time to 16 hours, one hour at a time.

 

Some simple tips to help you get started:

  • Cut out one food each month that you know is not healthy for you
  • Drink more water, especially during your fasting hours
  • Add essential oils to your water, tea or other drinks to aid the body in detoxing
  • Add ACV(apple cider vinegar) to your daily diet in some way ( try making Good Girl Moonshine- see recipe below)
  • Think of food as fuel and not just something to consume socially or when bored
  • Pick hours that work well for your schedule
  • Drink a large glass of lemon water when you get up in the morning to help start your day off right and aid your body in detoxing and replenishing cells

 

 

Good Girl Moonshine (modified from Trim Healthy Mama)

  • 1-quart size mason jar filled with ice
  • 1-2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (start with 1 and work your way up)
  • 1-2 tsp of ground ginger (optional but beneficial and again work your way up)
  • 1-3 drops of YL Vitality citrus oils (grapefruit, lemon, orange, lime, etc. grab them here –> http://bit.ly/simpleblessingsandoils)
  • 1 can of carbonated water

Mix this and sip on it through the day but especially great during fasting hours.

 

See how simple it can be!

Are you ready to feel better, have more energy, less mental fog and maybe drops a few pounds in the process?

Start today and see how good you can feel!

 

As always be grateful & have faith!

God Bless!