October 19

Intermittent Fasting and the Aging Woman | How To Turn Your Body Into A Fat Burning Machine


Intermittent Fasting and the Aging Woman | How To Turn Your Body Into A Fat Burning Machine

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Are you a women who is between the ages of 40 and 55+ who is has struggled with the HIGHS and LOWS of dieting? Have you reached a point in your life where you feel like no matter what you try the weight is not coming off and you just aren’t feeling like yourself anymore? Are you feeling like this is as good as it is going to get for you?

Reality Check Time:

√ As a 50 year old mother of two young kids (16 and 10) I don't have time to feel, look or act old. Whatever old is these days. I just don't have time for it.

√My body started falling apart on me.

•sudden weight gain
•hormonal body fat
•mood swings
•foggy brain
•you name it…. you are probably dealing with it right now.

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The Tried and True DIETS that I had been following in my youth no longer worked for me. I couldn't just CUT CALORIES and CLEAN UP MY NUTRITION and have things magically fall back into place.

The real clincher for me was when I was diagnosed as a PRE-DIABETIC and I started showing all the symptoms of a FAILING THYROID. Add in sudden food intolerances, and before you know it, as much as you are trying to fight it, you are feeling, looking and acting old. Despite your best efforts.


In 2015, I started researching Intermittent Fasting but I just couldn't connect to all the 20 and 30 somethings that were in Social Media showcasing their version of Intermittent Fasting. Starving all day and partying all night, just wasn't my thing anymore, maybe 30 years ago.

But I was very interested in the idea of Intermittent Fasting because of how this younger generation was benefiting from that concept of FASTING. I mean FASTING has been around for years and years.

So I stayed off Social Media and turned to medical books and published research on Intermittent Fasting. Much to my surprise there were so many health and Anti-Aging benefits to Intermittent Fasting that I never knew about.

In 2016, I made a promise to myself.
That promise was to use my time and energy to educate myself about the aging process and healthy ways to deal with it. Instead of spending money on co-pays and prescriptions I bought books. Instead of spending hours in doctor's offices I decided to research, educate and implement.

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  • Dy Ann, love this video–I also have severe/intense negative reactions after eating coconut oil (straight up); you mention you can’t tolerate it anymore either….can you please tell me what this intolerance to it is about?? It’s not an allergy for me, it’s severe nausea/headache/anxiety/diziness. Thoughts? What is your experience??

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