Paleo Ketogenic Fasting Challenge

Paleo-Keto Fasting Challenge

(30 Day Weight Loss & Increased Fitness Program)

IntroductionPaleo-Keto Fasting Challenge

If you know what it is like to be successful losing weight and then put it all back on again, then you know how painful that feeling is.

The reason that I have decided to put this challenge together is for a huge number of reasons.

1. Initial Weight Loss

2. Sustained Weight Loss

3. Increased Energy Levels

4. Help fight against disease

5. Improved Health & Wellbeing

I am doing this challenge for all the above reasons for myself and I want to help you to do the same.

Initially, we are going to look at a 30-Day Challenge to get us started and then use it to create a better and healthier lifestyle for a disease-free future.

This journey is going to be super simple to follow and will not leave you feeling hungry. I will share with you some top tips for a better way of eating and exercising which will fit conveniently into your life.

To be successful I need you to be open-minded and think about a goal weight for the end of the 30 days. I also find that if I concentrate more on fitting into a particular outfit gives me an increased motivation.

Therefore, the first thing I need you to write down is: –

1. Weight Loss Goal

2. Why? (Motivation goal)

Once you have decided what this looks like put this somewhere that you are going to see regularly. Example Fridge.

What Is The Paleo – Ketogenic Diet?

Many people know what a paleo diet is, and some know about a ketogenic diet, but many have not heard of the two together.

I now want to share with you why doing a combined way of eating is a better idea.

PALEO DIET

Focus on Nutrient Dense Foods

Advocates the elimination of Processed Foods, Trans Fats, Artificial Sweeteners

Eliminates Dairy, Soy and Gluten

Holistic Focus on Physical and Mental Health, Promoting Mediation, Stress reduction, improved sleep.

KETOGENIC DIET

Focus On Ketones and Macronutrient Percentages

Proven weight loss and endurance benefits

Moderate Protein, High Fats, Low Carbohydrates, Ketosis state

Benefits with PCOS, Neurodegenerative diseases and epilepsy

Allows dairy, soy, trans fats and some processed foods

Ideal for individuals with prediabetes.

High Fat High Fibre Nutrient Rich

PALEO KETOGENIC DIET COMBINATION

Increased Weight Loss and sustained weigh loss

Highly protective against disease and infection associated with Western Lifestyles.

Eliminates refined carbohydrates such as flour and sugar

Emphasis on real whole foods

Reduces insulin levels and fat storage.

 

 

High Fat

High Fibre

Low Carbohydrate

Low Allergen

Rich In Micronutrients

Low Chemical and Toxic Burden

Not Addictive

Please find a list of the foods you can eat and the ones you need to avoid.

FATS

Cook with Saturated Fats – Lard, Butter of Coconut Oil

Cold Pressed Oils – Good for salads and dressings

Trans Fats – Margarine and Spreads (NOT ALLOWED)

PROTEIN

Meat – Grass Fed

Wild Caught Fish

VEGETABLES

Non-Starchy Vegetables – Those grown above ground level

Leafy Greens – Kale, Lettuce, Spinach

Cruciferous – Pak Choi, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage

Nightshades – Asparagus, Aubergines, Eggplants, Peppers, Tomatoes

Root Vegetables – Potatoes, Turnips, Parsnips, Carrots (NOT ALLOWED)

NUTS AND BERRIESNuts & Berries

Raspberries

Strawberries

Pecans

Macadamia

Brazil

High Carbohydrate Fruits – Banana, Raisins, Mango, Pineapple (NOT ALLOWED)

High Carbohydrate Nuts – Cashews, Almonds, Nut Butters, Coated Nuts (NOT ALLOWED)

EGGS – Great source of micronutrients and fats

Foods To Avoid

Fruit

Potatoes

Root Vegetables

Trans Fats

Bread

Soda/Juice

Pasta

Rice

Biscuits

Cakes

Sweets

Alcohol

You can also find more information here https://health-huddle.com/what-is-the-paleo-ketogenic-diet/

What Is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent Fasting

Fasting is merely an amount of time in which we do not eat. The average person naturally used to fast for 12 hours Example 7pm Dinner until 7am Breakfast. This is where the word “break fast” came about as it was the first meal of the day after fasting.

Our body is usually either in a state of fasting or a state of feeding. Therefore, if we can extend the length of fasting, we are more likely to burn more energy. One of the more popular ways to fast is a “16 to 8”. Sixteen hours in which to fast and 8 hours for your eating window. Some people such as I, have chosen to do a 23/24 hour fast which is literally eating one meal per day. Obviously, you can extend these fasts to a 48-hour fast providing you are safe.

The main point of intermittent fasting is that you do not need to do this daily but 2 to 3 times per week as an average. I would recommend you start on 1 to 2 days at a shorter period and then build up depending on what suits you and your lifestyle as it needs to be something that fits in with you to be successful. My fasting is 5 days per week, and this suits my lifestyle. The most popular way to fast is to do this intermittently every other day and preferably a minimum of 18 hours fasting with a 6-hour eating window.

The benefits of intermittent fasting are huge and fit well with the PK Diet.

Increase in Fat Burning Hormone – This means that we have a greater ability of controlling hunger and stops craving.

Decrease in Stress Hormone – Enables us to burn more belly fat.

Increased Brain Function – Allows us to gain better memory and concentration.

Boost in Metabolism and Energy

Reduced Risk in Diabetes and easing of symptoms

In men it increases testosterone.

Increased Insulin Sensitivity – Allows us to eat more and stay slim.

Decreased Inflammation – Enables our joints to heal better and feel better

Rapid Cleansing and Renewal – At a cellular level

Increased Growth Hormone – Helps Ageing Process

See full details https://health-huddle.com/intermittent-fasting-10-x-health-benefits/

Preparation

To be successful for the 30 days there are a few things that you need to think about before you get started.

Empty your cupboards of all the foods that you need to avoid. It is important that you do NOT stray off the foods you are allowed and be tempted by the foods that you cannot have.Preparation

Think about the days you are going to Intermittent Fast and for how long. Write down and stick to the plan.

Stock up with food you can eat weekly – Fresh and nutrient rich

Weigh yourself and check your ketone levels – write down results weekly thereafter. I suggest you invest in a good weighing scales that records body fat, water, muscle. Ketone strips to ensure you are in ketosis. You can buy these relatively cheaply from places such as Amazon.

Drink Plenty of Water

Sleep regularly 6 to 8 hours every day

Exercise Plan

Exercising is an important part of this diet to be successful. Mixing up your routines to include

Cardio Training

Strength Training

Exercise Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stretch and flexibility Training

Breathing techniques – yoga – meditation

Plan your workouts and for how long you will be exercising.

Get outdoors

Beware!

During the switch from burning sugar and starch to fat and fibre you might experience an unpleasant window which could last up to 2 weeks. This is called the “Metabolic Inflexibility” where we are not burning carbohydrates nor efficiently burning fats. Basically, this is the crossroads of our hormones.

It is important that at this stage you do not give into the addictive cheap carbohydrates and persevere through. This is important for you and in the long term you will feel great and full of energy.

At this time, you might feel

Fatigue,Fatigue

Cold

Foggy Brain

Depression

On top of these feeling you might also feel the following due to the fasting.

“Hangry”

Headache

These can all be easily fixed providing that you stick with the eating plan and should last no longer than 2 weeks. However, if these symptoms continue then it is important to consult your doctor.

As always, I will be here to help and guide you along this journey. Keep asking questions and for my advice.

Conclusion

I hope that you will look to do this challenge not just to lose weight but to also gain huge health and fitness benefits.

This is a lifestyle that you can sustain for an exceptionally long time with huge benefits for you. I found that this challenge can also be used as a kick start to get you ready for something special that might be happening in your life such as a Special Occasion, Christmas, or a Holiday.

Let’s, get started!

Set your goal

Clear your cupboards

Go shopping

Plan your exercise

If you need any further help or if you have any further questions, then please feel free to comment below.

 

8 comments

  1. Edith

    Hi,

    I loved your article. I think every woman will indeed love this article. When it comes to losing weight women are first in the line! It is very interesting what you should eat and whatnot. I didn’t think bananas could be a big no! I love bananas, but I will cut it out from my diet, from now on. I am on a diet at the moment, every time when I wanted to cheat, I’m thinking about my coming holiday at the cost. That encouraged me a lot!

    I wish you much success

    Edith

    1. Imelda Easthorpe

      Thank you Edith, I am so pleased that you feel that plenty women will benefit from this challenge. I am going to start a live challenge starting from 30 November which I will promote through Facebook so if you would like to join me feel free. There is no cost. 

      Thank you 

      Imelda

  2. Riaz Shah

    Controlled weight loss and increased energy levels, what I wouldn’t do to achieve that! I’m definitely in the midset of achieving the switch from sugar burning to fat burning. Though that Metabolic Inflexibility might affect my mood a bit, I figure I need to prepare to go through that as well. How long does it usually take for our body to adapt to that change?

    1. Imelda Easthorpe

      Hello Riaz,

      Thank you so much for your comment is really lovely to hear from you. The great thing about this diet is that it is easy to become a way of life and to have increased energy, weight loss and fight disease. At worst case scenario the sugar ease off is the worst and can take up to 2 weeks to stop those cravings. 

      I hope that helps

  3. Kelvin

    This is quite a great challenge. Although, it seems kind of difficult, but it can be pulled off with enough diligence, commitment and enthusiasm. I must confess that I love the reasons for this challenge and I think joining this challenge won’t be a mind idea having those reasons in mind. I am also positive that great results will be achieved from this challenge.

    1. Imelda Easthorpe

      Thank you Kelvin,

      Like any challenge it will be tough but if you can get through the first 2 weeks the rest is a breeze. 

      All the best

      Imelda

  4. Energy Kadango

    The combination of Keto and Paleo diets is interesting. One thing for sure though, the fight of getting rid of carbs is a big one. It needs discipline and determination. We have carbs everywhere in our lives especially the refined carbs. The food industry throw these in our face everyday through advertising. We have to win this fight for the sake of our health.

    1. Imelda Easthorpe

      Thank you so much,

      I could not agree more. Not only are they readily available they also make them cheap so they keep them totally addictive. 

      We definitely need to remove them completely.

      All the best

      Imelda

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