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Intermittent Fasting 101

Intermittent fasting is a dietary pattern that involves cycling between periods of eating and fasting. There are several different types of intermittent fasting, including:

  1. Time-restricted fasting: This involves restricting your eating to certain hours of the day, such as only eating during an 8-hour window. I (Vy) personally prefer the 16:8 method while Regina has practiced 18:6 or OMAD (one meal a day) because of her busy schedule and health needs. We do not practice intermittent fasting 365 days out of the year but have found benefits in working some form of it in our regular routines.
  2. Alternate-day fasting: This involves eating every other day, either consuming only very small amounts of food on non-eating days or abstaining from food entirely. We have never personally tried this method.
  3. The 5:2 diet: This involves eating normally for 5 days of the week and restricting calories to 500-600 for the other 2 non-consecutive days. David has done this method and had success with his weight loss and energy levels but it was no sustainable for him long term to stick to that schedule.

During periods of fasting, it is super important to stay hydrated. Water, coffee, and other non-caloric beverages are all acceptable to consume while fasting. I take a liquid vitamin that has a little bit of fruit juice in it, but the benefits from the vitamins are worth it to me. Some people also find it helpful to drink broth or consume small amounts of coconut oil or other healthy fats to help reduce hunger during fasting periods. We’ve seen many people start the day with a simple cup of bone broth and have found success.

There are several potential benefits to intermittent fasting, including weight loss, improved insulin sensitivity, and possibly even increased lifespan. However, it is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the long-term effects of intermittent fasting.

There are also some drawbacks to intermittent fasting to consider as well. For example, it may not be appropriate for everyone, especially people with certain medical conditions or who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is important to work with a healthcare provider to determine if intermittent fasting is a safe and appropriate option for you. This article is meant to provide a quick overview, not medical advice.

If you are interested in learning more about intermittent fasting, there are many additional studies and resources available online. It is always a good idea to do your own research and consult with a healthcare professional before making any significant changes to your diet.

5 Tips for Staying Keto During the Holidays

The holidays can be a challenging time for anyone trying to stick to a ketogenic diet. From tempting treats to carb-heavy meals, it’s easy to fall off track and indulge in unhealthy foods. But don’t worry, with a little planning and discipline, you can stay keto and enjoy the holiday season without sacrificing your health goals.

Here are 5 tips to help you stay keto during the holidays:

  1. Plan ahead: One of the best ways to stay keto during the holidays is to plan ahead. This means deciding what dishes you’re going to make or bring to holiday gatherings, and making sure they are keto-friendly. It also means having a plan for dealing with temptations, such as bringing keto snacks with you or finding alternatives to high-carb foods.
  2. Focus on healthy fats: A ketogenic diet is all about getting most of your calories from healthy fats. So during the holidays, focus on dishes that are high in fat and low in carbs, such as roasted vegetables with avocado oil, or a spinach salad with bacon and eggs. This will help you stay satisfied and avoid temptations.
  3. Don’t skip meals: Skipping meals can lead to cravings and overeating later on. To avoid this, make sure to eat regular meals and snacks throughout the day, even if you’re planning to indulge in a big holiday meal. This will help keep your blood sugar stable and prevent cravings.
  4. Drink plenty of water: Staying hydrated is important for your overall health, and it can also help you stay keto. Water can help fill you up and prevent you from eating too much, especially if you’re feeling tempted by high-carb foods. So make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, and try to avoid sugary drinks.
  5. Stay active: Exercise can help boost your mood, improve your health, and burn calories. During the holidays, make an effort to stay active and incorporate some physical activity into your routine. This can be as simple as taking a walk with your family, or joining a holiday fitness class.

By following these tips, you can stay keto and enjoy the holiday season without sacrificing your health goals. Remember to plan ahead, focus on healthy fats, and stay active to stay on track with your ketogenic diet. Happy holidays!

AM Skincare Routine

We have a lot of people inquiring about our skincare routine and complimenting on our skin (thank you🥰) so I thought it be easier to have everything I use in one post. 

I use to have 1000 products in my routine thinking it will guarantee good skin but once I paid attention to the quality of ingredients I eliminated all of the unnecessary steps. I also was applying things in the wrong order…oops but hey, my failures are learning lessons for your success.

Here is a nice diagram I found online on the basic steps on how to layer your products and what you need.

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I try to be consistent with both AM/PM routines but ya know my laziness gets the best of me sometimes. If I happen to fall asleep in my makeup (huge NO-NO) I would add double cleansing in the morning.

If I followed my own directions the night before then this is my daily AM skincare routine: 

1. Cleanse/Rinse: I have dry skin so I do not use a cleanser in the morning. I wish I knew this tip sooner because I was essentially drying out my skin more by cleansing in AM/PM. Now, I gently rinse with warm water and pat dry.

2. Toner: I like to be efficient and having multi use products. Discovering  Laneige Cream Skin toner was a dream come true. I apply the toner on a cotton pad and wipe my face down. This feels amazing on the skin and doesn’t feel like I’m stripping my skin. 

3. Essence: After using Laneige Cream Skin toner , I honestly didn’t feel the need for using an essence which saves another step and money! But if you wanted to add one, I enjoyed FRESH Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Treatment Essence

4. Serums: Vitamin C is a must have ingredient in any serum you use. It helps with uneven skin tone, rough texture, fine lines, scars, and just gives you a GLOWWWW. I’m on my second bottle of La Roche-Posay Vitamin C Face Serum 

5. Eye Cream: This step is also unnecessary if you use a good moisturizer but because my skin is dryer than the desert I like applying eye cream during the day. I gently pat in Kiehl’s Avocado Eye treatment under my eyes, on my eyelids, and on my laugh lines. You just need a tiny amount (I use too much but enjoy it lol) and applying this gives my Vitamin C serum time to soak in.

6. Moisturizer: My moisturizer graveyard is ridiculous and shameful. I have purchased and tried out so many before I found my go-to ride or dies. I want something that gives me a hydrating glow, but not too glow-y that I look sweaty. Something that is richer in texture but doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. Thank you psoriasis for making me become a picky bish lol. My ride or dies for the past 2 years: Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream and La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream 

7. SPF!!!!!!!! If I could only choose one morning skincare product it would be SPF. Without using SPF the rest of the products are pointless. You need SPF even if you’re driving to the store quick. Get into the habit of applying SPF in the morning like how you brush your teeth. SPF is essential to protect your skin, prevent wrinkles, sun damage, etc. We are spending all of this time and money on skincare products but if you don’t wear SPF you are just wasting your efforts. 

I had a hard time finding SPF products that wouldn’t irritate my psoriasis on my face, even the “sensitive” ones would sting my skin.  It has also been hard finding a sunscreen that didn’t effect my makeup foundation color. Currently, i’m on my third bottle of Krave Beauty- The Beet Shield and never looked back. I love how it moisturizes the skin, truly is undetectable, and DOESN’T STING. I apply a generous amount to my face and use what I have leftover in my palm to rub in my neck, chest and hands.  For my no makeup days I also love Glowscreen Sunscreen to protect my skin and give me that fresh faced look . 

8. Bonus: Ever pray for thick hair but got it on your face instead? Dats meeeee. Once a week I shave my face (weird, I know) and exfoliate my face and body. I use this Women’s Disposable Razor to shave my hairy face, but this helps brighten up my complexion and remove texture to keep my makeup looking smooth. I use to wax my face but it was ummmmm painful. Shaving is painless, cost effective and way easier. 

Then I exfoliate my body with Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub and use ExfoliKate for my face. 

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