I’ve been getting so many questions about intermittent fasting recently so I thought I’d make a post about it. 🍃I fast every single day for at least 18 hours. 🕒
What is Intermittent Fasting?🕖
- An eating pattern that cycles between periods of eating and fasting - You eat during a period of time, and you don’t eat for another period of time.
Benefits of Intermittent - Weight Loss (Its harder to eat more between a period of ~6 hours than for the whole day)
- Increases Insulin Sensitivity (Insulin is the fat storage hormone, when you eat this rises to lower your blood sugar. I’ll have another post about Insulin)
- Speeds up your metabolism 🏃🏾♀️💨
If you haven’t tried Intermittent Fasting I’d highly recommend it.
Getting on here real quick to re-introduce myself and let y'all know a little bit more about me 🤗
5 T H I N G S A B O U T S A R A H - J A N E
1) I'm literally obsessed with Elephants 🐘
2) I started full blown Keto in January of 2018, Im down 30 lbs from 161lbs and I'm enjoying every second of it. 💃🏾
3) I'm giving up caffeine and I am S U F F E R I N G 😩
is the love of my life and we will marry. 🤷🏾♀️
5) I went Vegetarian for 40 Days earlier this year and I'm kinda proud about that. I like to try things before I try to make an accurate judgement about it 🤗
Im tagging a few people to participate, tell us 5 interesting things about you too!
Broke my fast with a salad 🥗 I ended up adding pickled peppers and 2 more kebabs. I'll probably be having some chocolate cake and whipped cream for dessert to get a little more fat in and call it a day. 🍫🍰
Here's what I put in it:
- Kebabs 🍢
- Sliced Onions
- Cucumbers 🥒
- Spring Mix 🍃
- Caesar Salad Dressing
- Pickled Peppers 🌶
Salad would've been amazing with a lil tomato but I didn't have any 😪.
Friends... you will not get abs eating anyhow. 😬 No workout or gym program can replace good nutrition! Good nutrition looks like:
🍽Lowering your Refined Carb Intake
🍽Getting Enough Protein 🍽Drinking Water
🍽Cutting out Fizzy Drinks
🍽Cutting out Alcohol
🍽 Increasing Your Green Leafy Vegetable Intake
No matter how many sit ups you do, if you're chowing down on fries and cookies all the time, the abs won't show. 🤷🏾♀️
I've been trying to do an ab circuit a couple times a week, and I can see the abs peaking out! Consistency is key, we'll see what happens after I stick to it for a month 😊.
KETO CHICKEN POT PIE RECIPE 🐓
Thank you for all the love on my last post and welcome to all my new followers!❤️
FULL RECIPE on YourFriendSJ.com | ~ Link in Bio ~
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Parmesan Cheese
- Baking Powder
- Sea Salt
- Dried Thyme
- White Vinegar
- Minced Garlic
- Diced Onions
- Whipping Cream (35%)
- Chicken Stock
- Black Pepper - Sea Salt
- Cayenne Pepper
- Dried Thyme
- Curry Powder
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Recipe Tag List: @__letting_go_ @anita_uk70 @adqtoo @nevetra @mysideofthestory @godsdiamonddaughter7 @paula911red @illmental1 @Cezuan
KETO CHICKEN POT PIE 🐓
Baby, it's cold outside. 😩Cold weather calls for Chicken Pot Pie! I shocked myself with this one, it's even non-keto person approved 🤗 it's super easy to make and delicious.
Look out for the recipe in my next post!
❗️TURN ON POST NOTIFICATIONS, DON'T MISS OUT ❗️
Confession time. Whats Your favourite? Rice? Noodles? Sweets? Sugary Drinks? ⬇️⬇️⬇️👀👀👀 My downfall is rice. Jollof Rice, Fried Rice, Waakye present me with anything made of rice and it's over for me.😭
22 🎉 Best believe I've been listening to @TaylorSwift
the whole day. Happy Birthday to me.
Lemon Dill Haddock 😋Do you Like Fish?
I'm not a huge fan of fish filets. I prefer my fish whole with the skin on and deep fried and with a side of fried yam but that's a story for a different day 😬
This fish though? It's quite nice and really easy to make. All you need is:
- Dill 🌿
- Lemon 🍋
- Cayenne Pepper 🌶
- Black Pepper
- Sea Salt
Find the Full Recipe at YourFriendSJ.com/Dill-Lemon-Haddock tomorrow at 8pm!
Which do you find harder? ⬇️⬇️ For me it used to be diet, but now that I've got that under control, I need to increase my fitness. Evey day I'm not in the gym is a day for negative gains. 😤
Keto Buttermilk Bread 😋 This is the only keto bread recipe that I've tried that isn't overwhelmingly eggy. I used #KetoFlour
to make this and after gathering ingredients for months to make it, I'll say it's totally worth it. Shoutout to @keto.luna
for this amazing recipe.
I'm filming a Meal Prep Video. 🍲What type of meals would you like to see me prep? Lunches? Dinner? Breakfast? Cold food or food that needs reheating? 🤔
Keto Asian Inspired Chicken w/ Broccoli + Bell Peppers 🌶 ----------------------
Find the FULL RECIPE on YourFriendSJ.com ----------------------
Don't like cooking? No idea what to make? Too expensive? What is the hardest part of eating right? ⬇️⬇️⬇️
How to lose 10lbs in 1 month? You asked and I answered. 🤗Check out my Youtube Video (Link in the Bio)
When your family members start keto and begin requesting full blown meal prep. 🙃
I've been struggling. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's easy to talk about our highlights #OnHere
. I went pescatarian (the only meat I was eating was 🐟)earlier last week in addition to aggressively intermittently fasting. I was supposed to do this for 40 days. But I came to a realization this week. I wasn't doing this for health benefits. I was doing this to support a weird thought process that had settled in recently. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The more restriction the better. I can't eat carbs? Great! No chicken or beef? No problem! The more things I can't eat the better, right? It came to the point that even my family was looking at me a little differently. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I was eating low calorie, low fat, and essentially fish only. I was ice cold to the touch 24/7. I wasn't eating enough. I felt so fatigued that I was performing at half my potential in the gym. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So as a result, I'm no longer doing pescatarian keto. I'm still keto and Im still fasting, and I'll be giving up caffeine instead (seriously this time! 😅) to be fair I was only at it for a week. But I'm happy I noticed the signs and switched it up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
On this journey, especially as women it's important to keep perspective. If you're having disordered thoughts about food, step back, and take a second to think. No matter why you started on your health and fitness journey — your health both mental and physical is the most important.
So much for breaking my caffeine addiction 😶. How could I go to a café and not order coffee? It's impossible! My birthday is this month and I've been learning so much about myself. I'm really trying to increase my discipline, keep my head down and strive towards my goals. This isn't my final form.
I did a thing! I made this bomb Café Mocha Protein Shake tonight. Im pescatarian for the next 40 days, so I'm trying to supplement my protein with shakes.
I N G R E D I E N T S 📝
• 1 Scoop @MyProteinCA
Unflavored Protein Powder
• 1 Tbs @NescafeCA
Instant Coffee ☕️
• 1 tsp @HersheysCanada
Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup 🍫
• 2 tsp Powdered Erythritol 🍬
• 1/2 Cup Whipping Cream
• 1/4 Cup Water 💦
Whizz this bad boy in your blender or bullet and enjoy this frothy chocolate goodness. 😋and with that my coffee-free streak had gone right out the window.