First, let me apologize for violating your eyes by writing both diet and fasting into one headline. The Just Feel Good Program is not about diet but rather making a lifestyle change, not about fasting or counting calories but rather about balance and just feeling good via just eating healthy. Hey, you know what they say, once you know the rules, you can (and should) break them. The bottom line is this: the research on intermittent fasting shows incredible health benefits and the Michael Mosley way of fasting via the 2:5 diet is the most doable way to do it. Believe me, I’ve done crazy things in my youth around fasting and compared to a five day water fast the 2:5 seems like a FEAST!
My 2/5 Fasting Adventure
You may be asking yourself “which diet should I follow?” The gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free diet, right? Should I follow the Palm Beach Diet? The South Beach Diet? Atkins? Paleo? The Baby Food Diet? The Grapefruit Diet? The Ice Cream Diet? A juice cleanse? Go vegan, vegetarian, be a raw foodist?
My advice is not to follow any of the above diets or gimmicks, but instead pull wisdom from the good parts of each of them. Balanced eating—with enough protein, fat and good carbs at each meal and a carefully chosen daily snack—should be your main focus. Always emphasize eating nutrient-dense and, ideally, organic foods. It’s not so much that gluten, wheat or dairy is the problem, but rather that the origin, quality and processing of them as well as the strength of your digestive system to break them down are utterly important. Properly prepared and/or properly grown foods matter greatly. Strive to eat the best version of everything in just the right balance to trigger weight loss and facilitate true health. When you eat the right foods, in the right balance, at the right times and in the right amounts, your energy will stop spiking and crashing, your metabolism will speed up and your body will thank you.
My previous clients have called this their last diet. Because it worked.