Waist Away: The Intermittent Fasting & Weight Loss Podcast
#87 Does celery juice break your fast, health benefits of intermittent fasting, and the best tricks to fall asleep fast. With Dr. Reed Davis!

#87 Does celery juice break your fast, health benefits of intermittent fasting, and the best tricks to fall asleep fast. With Dr. Reed Davis!

April 12, 2019

Welcome to another episode of the Waist Away podcast! Today’s guest is Reed Davis, the founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®. He served as the Health Director and Case Manager at a Wellness Center in So. California for over 10 years and now teaches the FDN Course with over 2500 trainees or graduates in 50 countries.  Reed is known as one of the most successful and experienced clinicians in the world today, having provided functional lab assessments to over 10,000 clients. Reed is also a Clinical Advisor for BioHealth Laboratories and teaches a FDN Certification Course to help his graduates build robust private practices.

Click here for his website: https://bonesandhormones.com/diet/

Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnUtREFk09c&feature=youtu.be

 

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***As always, this podcast is not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any condition and is for information purposes only. Please consult with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your current lifestyle.***

 

#86 How to cut back on sugar, why you shouldn’t drink your calories, and how to indulge your cravings in moderation? With Sarah Shelton!

#86 How to cut back on sugar, why you shouldn’t drink your calories, and how to indulge your cravings in moderation? With Sarah Shelton!

April 10, 2019

Hey guys! Welcome back to another episode of the Waist Away podcast! This week we have another thin eater interview for you. Our guest is Sarah Shelton. She is the owner of the Beach Boutique. It's an amazing online boutique, and for our local listeners, she's got a location in Chesapeake as well. She's married, has three children, and she has an absolute perfect body! Enjoy the episode! 

Sarah's online store: https://the-beach-boutique-vb.myshopify.com/

Follow her on instagram! @thebeachboutiquevb

Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgb5tMLhgPY&feature=youtu.be

 

To learn more about the principles of intermittent fasting, purchase Chantel's book, Waist Away: The Chantel Ray Way NOW by visiting http://amzn.to/2CVmTgs

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***As always, this podcast is not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any condition and is for information purposes only. Please consult with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your current lifestyle.***

The Health benefits of sex for women. With Dr. Lindsey Berkson - Podcast Preview from #85

The Health benefits of sex for women. With Dr. Lindsey Berkson - Podcast Preview from #85

April 8, 2019

Welcome to this week's Podcast Preview! This week's guest was Dr. Lindsey Berkson. She's a hormone and gut nutrition specialist. She's a bestselling author of 21 books, and she's passionate about getting to the root of helping patients find out what's wrong with them and how to fix it but in the most natural way. 

In this clip, she talks about the health benefits of sex for women!

Full Episode: https://chantelray.podbean.com/e/wa85/ 

 

To learn more about the principles of intermittent fasting, purchase Chantel's book, Waist Away: The Chantel Ray Way NOW by visiting http://amzn.to/2CVmTgs

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***As always, this podcast is not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any condition and is for information purposes only. Please consult with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your current lifestyle.***

#85 - Should you use birth control pills to regulate your period, the Health benefits of sex for women, and what are the best hormones to take? With Dr. Lindsey Berkson!

#85 - Should you use birth control pills to regulate your period, the Health benefits of sex for women, and what are the best hormones to take? With Dr. Lindsey Berkson!

April 5, 2019

Welcome to this week's episode and today, we have Dr. Lindsey Berkson. She's a hormone and gut nutrition specialist. She's a bestselling author of 21 books, and she's passionate about getting to the root of helping patients find out what's wrong with them and how to fix it but in the most natural way. Enjoy the show! 

Her website: https://drlindseyberkson.com/

Video version: https://youtu.be/o5Tqr6zbuF8

 

To learn more about the principles of intermittent fasting, purchase Chantel's book, Waist Away: The Chantel Ray Way NOW by visiting http://amzn.to/2CVmTgs

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***As always, this podcast is not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any condition and is for information purposes only. Please consult with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your current lifestyle.***

#84 - Do You Need Supplements, Dry Brushing, and How Do Coffee Enema’s Work? w/ Amanda Montalvo

#84 - Do You Need Supplements, Dry Brushing, and How Do Coffee Enema’s Work? w/ Amanda Montalvo

March 29, 2019

Today’s guest is Amanda Montalvo, an Integrative Dietitian and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. You may know her from her website yournontoxiclife.com, which has a TON of resources. I was introduced to Amanda’s work by Autumn Smith, who we had on the podcast last month. She recommended Amanda and said “You’ve got to get her on the show!” I just loved Autumn and as I was browsing Amanda’s website and preparing for this interview I said to myself “I think I found a new best friend!” She is passionate about helping frustrating women balance their hormones, and boost their energy through detox. I am just so excited and honored to have her on the show today! Welcome, Amanda!

Video Version - https://youtu.be/tRR8taY_0k4

Amanda's Website - https://yournontoxiclife.com/

 STARTER QUESTIONS:

Walk us through your health journey- I know the past 5 years have been really transformational for you. What have you learned about your body?

Most of our listeners are women, and I hear from so many of them who are so frustrated with “the pill” and how it makes them feel. But they also don’t want to get pregnant, or maybe they’ve been told by their gynecologist that they need the pill in order to keep a regular period. What do you tell these women, and where should they start?

Another key piece that you talk about in your health journey is liver health and detox. This has been something I have been really interested in lately because so much ties back to our livers! How did you begin to heal your liver?

Do you believe that everyone needs a liver detox? I know a lot of people associate their liver with alcohol and might be thinking “well, I am not a heavy drinker, so my liver is probably good”. What are some hidden signs of liver issues that people may be overlooking just because they assume their liver is fine?

 What if someone was a heavy drinker, I know a lot of people drink heavily in their 20’s or in college, is it possible to reverse some of this damage with detox?

 For a lot of women, we start going all natural with our food, and then maybe our house hold products…make up is usually the last thing we transition. You have an awesome line of skin and beauty products on your site. Can you talk about the importance of using these natural products? What ingredients should our listeners be looking for in a product that is “bad”?

 Let’s talk about your website, your blog is a wealth of information, and we just talked about the beauty products, but I know that you have a lot of other things going on. You offer coaching, cosmetic consults, and help with detox! Give us a run down on everything you have going on and where we can follow you?

 

Listener Questions:

Q1 - 23:53

I feel like I am a podcast junkie and every time I turn around someone talks about this symptom or that symptom and I am like “OMG I have that!” And then I hear about a new supplement that’s out there and I say “Oh I need to take that” so I add a new supplement to my repertoire. Now I am starting to wonder if I am overloading my liver with all of these supplements. Do you think I am overloading it? I am wondering if I should stop all my supplements for a little while and detox, maybe just take some CBD oil? If you think this is a good idea, to take a little break or a detox, how long should I do it?

* Jenna in Hampton

 

Q2 - 26:54

I love this podcast! I feel like you answer so many of my questions that I haven’t even asked! Lately I have been really listening to my body and I feel like my thyroid is somehow connected to my digestion. I can’t figure out quite how, but say I do a three day smoothie detox, I will feel like my thyroid is just in overload, but working really well. Another time, I may eat a big meal, with starches, my body just doesn’t digest the food and I feel like my thyroid is off. Something like a simple meat and veggies is usually fine! Is this all in my mind, or do you think my thyroid is somehow tied to my digestion?

* Laura in Minnesota

 

Q3 - 29:02

I am all about the detox, and I know you are too! Lately I have been looking at gallbladder flushes, which is something new. I am not aware of gall bladder issues, but I know it is tied to so many different things. Same with the liver. Should I flush my gall bladder and liver? And if so, what do you recommend? Dr Google told me about a liver flush, but it had mixed reviews, some really bad and some good. What do you recommend?

* Danielle in Redmond

 

Q4 - 33:54

Literally every podcast that I listen to and everyone that I follow on Instagram has been talking about dry brushing so I ordered it on Amazon, and I am in LOVE! I’ve only been using it a week, but I just love the way it feels, it is so revitalizing! But the main reasons I got it are because I heard it helps with cellulite, and of course for my lymphatic system. Do you believe that this is true and proven, or do you think it’s all in my head? How does brushing your skin work to benefit your lymphatic system and cellulite?

* Ally in Virginia Beach

 

Q5 - 36:04

I really enjoy your podcast! You always bring the best guests, and I can’t wait to hear from Amanda Montalvo because my skin really needs some help. I do intermittent fasting and eat in a 6 hour window on most days, but sometimes I will do longer fasts, from 24 hours to 3 days. When I do these long fasts, my skin is EXCELLENT! It is so perfect. But as soon as I start eating again, I notice everything from my psoriasis, to my exczema and acne, coming back with a vengeance. I eat really clean for the most part, I would say about 90/10 Paleo, but it’s still not good enough, nothing compares to fasting. Unfortunately, I can’t fast forever! Do you think my skin issues are tied to digestion? And if I am already eating clean, what can I do to improve my skin besides never eating again?

* Pat in Florida

 

Q6 - 38:11

I am 28 years old, and my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for the past two years. We have tried everything (NATURAL) under the sun, it seems. One of my friends told me about Seed Cycling, saying that it can help, she has a friend of a friend that did it and got pregnant. I have never heard of it before, and I am always a little hesitant of trying something just because it worked for a friend of a friend. Is this something that you recommend? And can you talk about how it works?

* Anonymous

 

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To learn more about the principles of intermittent fasting, purchase Chantel's book, Waist Away: The Chantel Ray Way NOW by visiting http://amzn.to/2CVmTgs

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***As always, this podcast is not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any condition and is for information purposes only. Please consult with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your current lifestyle.***

Is anxiety connected to Hormone Imbalance? With Dr. Christine Maren - Podcast Preview from #83

Is anxiety connected to Hormone Imbalance? With Dr. Christine Maren - Podcast Preview from #83

March 26, 2019

Welcome to another Podcast Preview! On the last podcast we had Dr. Christine Maren on as our guest. She is a board-certified functional medicine physician and the founder of a high-tech, innovative medical practice in Denver, CO and Detroit, MI. Dr Maren is dedicated to helping address the root cause of their symptoms in order to restore health, prevent disease, and get their lives back!

In this Podcast Preview, Dr. Christine Maren explains how hormone imbalance could possibly be a cause for anxiety.

Full Version Here: https://chantelray.podbean.com/e/wa83/ 

#83 - How to stop yourself from catching the flu! Can cell phones cause brain cancer (EMFs), and what are the health benefits of alkaline water? With Christine Maren!

#83 - How to stop yourself from catching the flu! Can cell phones cause brain cancer (EMFs), and what are the health benefits of alkaline water? With Christine Maren!

March 22, 2019

Welcome to episode #83 of the Waist Away podcast! Our guest today is Dr. Christine Maren. She is a board-certified functional medicine physician and the founder of a high-tech, innovative medical practice in Denver, CO and Detroit, MI. Dr Maren is dedicated to helping address the root cause of their symptoms in order to restore health, prevent disease, and get their lives back! 

Dr. Maren's website: https://drchristinemaren.com/  

video version: https://youtu.be/6J7t8d23-KA 

 

 

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To learn more about the principles of intermittent fasting, purchase Chantel's book, Waist Away: The Chantel Ray Way NOW by visiting http://amzn.to/2CVmTgs

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***As always, this podcast is not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any condition and is for information purposes only. Please consult with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your current lifestyle.***

 

Is it possible to feel your body burning fat? With Miss VIRGINIA Catherine Muldoon - Podcast Preview from #82

Is it possible to feel your body burning fat? With Miss VIRGINIA Catherine Muldoon - Podcast Preview from #82

March 19, 2019

Welcome back to the Waist Away Podcast! In this episode, Chantel interviews another "thin eater." Today's guest is a dentist currently practicing in New York as well as the 2012 Miss Virginia winner. It was a pleasure to have Catherine Muldoon on the podcast this week!  

In this podcast preview, Catherine Muldoon talks about how it feels when your body is burning fat and how to appreciate that feeling! 

 

Full episode: https://chantelray.podbean.com/e/wa82/  

#82 Is it possible to feel your body burning fat, what does it mean when your stomach growls, and how to savor your food? With Miss VIRGINIA Catherine Muldoon!

#82 Is it possible to feel your body burning fat, what does it mean when your stomach growls, and how to savor your food? With Miss VIRGINIA Catherine Muldoon!

March 14, 2019

Welcome back to the Waist Away Podcast! In this episode, Chantel interviews another "thin eater." Today's guest is a dentist currently practicing in New York as well as the 2012 Miss Virginia winner. It was a pleasure to have Catherine Muldoon on the podcast this week!  

video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_eYWXIP3fc&feature=youtu.be  

 

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To learn more about the principles of intermittent fasting, purchase Chantel's book, Waist Away: The Chantel Ray Way NOW by visiting http://amzn.to/2CVmTgs

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***As always, this podcast is not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any condition and is for information purposes only. Please consult with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your current lifestyle.***

Should people not eat gluten at all? With Dr. Tom O’Bryan - Podcast Preview from #81

Should people not eat gluten at all? With Dr. Tom O’Bryan - Podcast Preview from #81

March 12, 2019

Dr. Tom O'Bryan is the founder of theDR.com, the visionary behind the Gluten Summit, and the author of several books including the Autoimmune Fix, which won the National Book Award. He released a docu-series called “The Autoimmune Disease Solution They’re Not Telling You” , which has been watched by over 500,000 people worldwide. He is making a huge impact in the lives of people struggling with chronic disease, and auto immune issues. 

In this Podcast Preview, Dr. Tom O'Bryan tells us if everyone should be gluten free even if their bodies don't react negatively to it!

Click the link for the full episode: https://chantelray.podbean.com/e/wa81/ 

#81 - Should everyone be gluten free, how to cure Chronic Illnesses, types of milk safe for humans to drink, and is Brain Fog a normal part of aging? With Dr. Tom O’Bryan!

#81 - Should everyone be gluten free, how to cure Chronic Illnesses, types of milk safe for humans to drink, and is Brain Fog a normal part of aging? With Dr. Tom O’Bryan!

March 8, 2019

Welcome back to the Waist Away podcast! Today's guest is the founder of theDR.com, the visionary behind the Gluten Summit, the author of several books including the Autoimmune Fix, which won the National Book Award. He released a docu-series called “The Autoimmune Disease Solution They’re Not Telling You” , which has been watched by over 500,000 people worldwide. He is making a huge impact in the lives of people struggling with chronic disease, and auto immune issues. We're so honored have him on the show this week! Please welcome Dr. Tom O’Bryan!

Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI9eI-SlFtU&feature=youtu.be  

Dr O'Bryan's website: https://thedr.com/

 

LISTENER QUESTIONS: 

Q1 - 31:27

A few months back, I tested with my Doctor and found out that I am gluten intolerant, so I’ve been really careful to eat gluten free. I had my husband and son tested as well, and they don’t appear to be intolerant. I didn’t really make any changes to their diets, but now I am starting to wonder, Should I be limiting their gluten as well? I have some friends who eat gluten free, but they aren’t gluten intolerant…should we all be avoiding gluten like the plague? I get such mixed messages.

  • Heather in Lubbock, TX

 

Q2 - 35:05 

I stopped breast feeding my daughter around 11 months old, and now she is 4. She drinks organic whole milk about twice a day and loves it, she asks for it if I forget to give it to her. But now I am reading that kids shouldn’t drink milk past a certain age. I know so many people are concerned about dairy, and I personally drink almond milk, but my daughter wants the real thing. What is your opinion on cows milk for children? Is there an age that we should stop serving it to them?

  • Jamie in Knoxville

 

Q3 - 40:15 

I have read a lot about the benefits of sauna for Arthritis, and have been going to the sauna at my gym every day after workout. But now everyone is talking about INFRARED saunas. What is the difference in the benefits of a traditional sauna like I have at my gym and an infrared sauna? Do I need to track down an infrared, or will the standard sauna at my gym do the trick?

  • Helen in Fairfax

 

Q4 - 43:25

What is your opinion on Autoimmune disease and working out? I am diagnosed with Lupus and my doctor is always telling me things like I should be listening to my body and taking it easy when I am in a flare up. But I’ve noticed that when I work out, even when I am feeling awful, I do feel a little bit better overall afterwards. The only problem is after I workout, I puff up like a blow fish. Why is my body puffing up after a workout? And does this mean I should be taking it easy? I don’t want my life to stop because I don’t feel well.

  • Amy in St Pete

 

Q5 - 47:55 

I always wear toe nail polish and get regular pedicures. I took the polish off myself a couple of weeks ago and noticed that my nails were extremely yellow and overall unhealthy looking. I decided to leave the polish off for a few weeks to let them breathe, and they haven’t improved! A lot of things that I read online point to autoimmune issues, and some scary things like liver problems.  But I also know that it can be simple like some sort of deficiency. Is this something I should be concerned with? What can I do to improve my nail health, and to consider the root cause?

  • Dawn in Kansas City

 

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To learn more about the principles of intermittent fasting, purchase Chantel's book, Waist Away: The Chantel Ray Way NOW by visiting http://amzn.to/2CVmTgs

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***As always, this podcast is not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any condition and is for information purposes only. Please consult with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your current lifestyle.***

The benefits of using PH urine strips! With Dr. Anna Cabeca - Podcast Preview from #79

The benefits of using PH urine strips! With Dr. Anna Cabeca - Podcast Preview from #79

March 4, 2019

Dr. Anna Cabeca is a triple board certified, Emory University trained physician and hormone expert. She was diagnosed with early menopause at age 38, and her health journey has sparked her to help change the lives of thousands of women across the globe through her transformation programs, her successful line of all natural products, and now, her book "The Hormone Fix".

In this Podcast Preview, Dr. Anna Cabeca talks about the benefits of using PH urine strips!

Full episode: https://chantelray.podbean.com/e/wa79/

#80 - The Test You NEED to Take, How to Not Get a UTI, and Does Celery Juice do ANYTHING?? w/ Guillermo Ruiz

#80 - The Test You NEED to Take, How to Not Get a UTI, and Does Celery Juice do ANYTHING?? w/ Guillermo Ruiz

March 1, 2019

Today’s guest is Dr. Guillermo Ruiz. He is passionate about advancing naturopathic practices with an evidence-based medicine approach for issues like Auto-Immune Disorders, Hormone Balance, Thyroid Disease, Heavy Metal Toxicity, and infectious disease. He practices medicine at Integrative Health in Scottsdale, Arizona, with Dr. Alan Christianson, who many of you have probably heard of. He also hosts a podcast called “30/30 Health” where he interviews the most influential personalities in the health movement. It’s such an honor to have him with us today!

Youtube Version: https://youtu.be/JtGfCzrJwoA

Dr. Ruiz Site: www.3030strong.com/

 Starter Questions:

Tell us about yourself, how did you get your start in medicine, and where did you find your passion for naturopathic practice?

One of the things I know you are really passionate about is research, what is one of the projects that you have going on right now that you are really excited about?

I first head of you through your work with Paleo FX, and we have a lot of listeners who eat Paleo, or mostly Paleo, because of different auto-immune and hormonal issues. Is the Paleo diet something that you are passionate about for everyone, or are you on more of a case by case basis with that, depending on their issues?

Before we get to listener questions, tell me about your diet, I always like to ask my guest to walk my listeners through a day in the life. What did you eat yesterday, and when did you eat? Yesterday was the Super Bowl so that could affect your answer!

Listener Questions:

Q1 - 21:49

I am always trying to figure out what is wrong with me LOL! My thyroid is functioning a lot better- I’ve been eating 95% Paleo, and also fasting in about a 6-hour window. But I am still feeling some of the symptoms that I attributed to my thyroid issues, like being constantly tired and constantly cold. My most recent bloodwork showed my iron as being really low, and borderline anemic. Do you think this could be at the root of my issues?  And if so, what are some of the best ways to improve my iron levels?

- Shannon in Northern Virginia

Q2 - 29:18

Q: I have had three Urinary Tract Infections in the past 6 months. I have been seeing someone new and heard that can cause the infections, which made the first one explainable. But they keep coming back! Is there such a thing as chronic UTIs? Or am I doing something horrible to my body that could be causing them? I feel like I am spending the majority of my life going to the bathroom, or in pain!

- Anonymous

Q3 - 34:21

Q: Everywhere I turn, I am hearing about celery juicing! I remember you talking about it a few months ago, and since then, it has become such a trend! Can you talk some more about the benefits of celery juice, a vegetable that I thought until recently, was mostly water! Also, I can’t stand the taste of the juice, but I don’t mind eating it.  Will I get the same effects if I eat celery instead of drinking it/?

- Madeline in Chesapeake

Q4 - 42:18

Q: My friend had me give myself an at home iodine test to check my levels, where I applied something to my skin, and it soaked up all the iodine, which meant my levels were low. Iodine is something that has never been on my radar as something I need to be concerned with, and now I am like “great that’s one more thing”! Why has my doctor never talked about this, and is this something I should be worried about? What is the function of Iodine, and what are some ways I should get more of it? The most obvious is iodized salt, but there are so many mixed reviews on salt these days!

- Melissa in Fresno

 

Closing: Where can our listeners follow your work, and check out your podcast?

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To learn more about the principles of intermittent fasting, purchase Chantel's book, Waist Away: The Chantel Ray Way NOW by visiting http://amzn.to/2CVmTgs

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***As always, this podcast is not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any condition and is for information purposes only. Please consult with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your current lifestyle.***

#79 How do Hormones influence health, using Urine PH strips, and sexual health for women. With Dr. Anna Cabeca!

#79 How do Hormones influence health, using Urine PH strips, and sexual health for women. With Dr. Anna Cabeca!

February 26, 2019

Dr. Anna Cabeca is a triple board certified, Emory University trained physician and hormone expert. She was diagnosed with early menopause at age 38, and her health journey has sparked her to help change the lives of thousands of women across the globe through her transformation programs, her successful line of all natural products, and now, her book. If you are listening to this podcast on the day it is released, her new book, “The Hormone Fix” is available TODAY! and other empowering transformation programs have helped women of all ages become their best selves again. She’s on a whirlwind press tour in New York City right now, and it is such an honor to have her on the show!

 

Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtkHIgMj8Ck&feature=youtu.be

Dr. Cabeca's website: https://drannacabeca.com/ 

 

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To learn more about the principles of intermittent fasting, purchase Chantel's book, Waist Away: The Chantel Ray Way NOW by visiting http://amzn.to/2CVmTgs

YouTube Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCteFjiVaY6n0SOAixcyZbWA

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***As always, this podcast is not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any condition and is for information purposes only. Please consult with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your current lifestyle.***

#78 - Debunking Intermittent Fasting Myths, How to Do a 5 Day Fast, How Many Supplements is TOO MUCH?? w/ Megan Ramos - IDM Program Director

#78 - Debunking Intermittent Fasting Myths, How to Do a 5 Day Fast, How Many Supplements is TOO MUCH?? w/ Megan Ramos - IDM Program Director

February 22, 2019

Today’s guest is president of the Intensive Dietary Management Program, which she founded with her partner Dr. Jason Fung, who I am sure you are all familiar with.  She coaches clients all over the world, teaching them the principles that allowed her to lose 60 pounds herself and maintain that healthy lifestyle. It’s such an honor to have her on the show today, please welcome Megan Ramos!

Video Version: https://youtu.be/c9W1EHdiaVc

Megan's Website: https://idmprogram.com/

STARTER QUESTIONS:

Tell us a little about your health journey? through all of my interviews, I have found a common theme that most people have a huge personal “Why” for what they do.

How did IDM come to be? From what I understand, it started small and has just BLOWN up!

You guys offer a great community, both on Facebook, and Live Q and As and different forums, as well as individualized coaching. Can you tell us more about everything that IDM offers?

I know that personally, you tend to follow the Ketogenic diet for the most part, with a few cheats here and there. I don’t follow the Keto diet, but it seems like there are a lot of Intermittent Fasting fans out there who also eat Ketogenic. How do these two go hand in hand? People ask me all the time if you can be in Ketosis without eating Keto.

A question that I like to ask every guest, is what is a day in the life of Megan like? Can you tell us what you eat from the time you wake up until you go to bed at night? What hours do you eat and fast, etc? Take yesterday for example.

Today, I want to do something a little different. Our podcast started out talking about Intermittent Fasting, and it is really the backbone of the show, though we have guests that come on and talk about all kinds of things like Thyroids, Hormones, Gut Health, etc. But today I really want to get back to the basics of Intermittent Fasting and have you debunk 5 of the Most Common Intermittent Fasting Myths that we hear all the time. So I’m going to share the myths, and you will respond to them. Ready?

MYTHS:

Myth #1- 25:50 - Intermittent fasting will cause my metabolism to slow down because my body will think it’s starving.

Myth #2- 28:20 - Intermittent fasting is bad for my blood sugar. If I don’t eat sugar every couple hours, I will see my blood sugar drop and I will pass out and feel week. 

Myth #3- 30:10 - When I am following Intermittent fasting, I can eat whatever I want and as much as I want, as long as it is in my eating window.

Myth #4- 31:36 - It is not safe to workout while Intermittent fasting. I need to eat carbs and sugar before working out.

 

Listener Questions:

Q1 - 40:04

I was listening to a doctor on another podcast recently who mentioned that he does Intermittent Fasting for half of the year, every year, from January-June. He did not really give his reasoning why but said he had been doing this for many years. This was the first I heard of a regimen like this, and I am assuming since he was a Dr that there was some reason for it. Do you know of any benefits to intense Intermittent Fasting for a short portion of the year, and “normal” eating for the rest of the year?

  • Joyce in Colorado

Q2 - 43:00

I love your show but I feel like I’ve listened to different people, and different people recommend different supplements and I love all the different people, but I keep adding different supplements every time I listen to a new show. I’m up to 14 different ones and I think this is too much and out of control with too many supplements. How many is too many, and is there 1 that I should be taking for sure, and how can I dial this number down.

  • Judy Calgary

Q3 - 50:04

I have been doing the Keto diet for the past couple months, and since then I have joined several Facebook groups of people who are doing the same. I have noticed several comments when people are talking about a specific food item or recipe, where they will say “Such and such is low carb, but it’s not keto”, or some people will refer to their personal diets like low carb but not keto. Can you explain the difference in the low carb diet and the Keto Diet?

-Tarryn in Bedford

Q4 - 53:06

I have been consistent with Intermittent Fasting for 3 months now, and I can’t believe the results I am seeing! Not only in my weight loss, but with my mental clarity and energy. 6 days a week, I eat in a 6-hour window, typically from noon to 6 pm. The only exception to my eating window is my morning coffee. I have found some flavored Keurig cups that don’t appear to have any calories or sugar, but the ingredients say: “Coffee and other natural flavors”. I am not someone who likes to ask questions that I can easily find on Google, but I have literally spent hours trying to find an answer for this online, and haven’t come to any conclusions! It’s not just one Keurig cup brand either, I notice a trend in these “other natural flavors” with no explanation. Will these flavors break my fast, and hurt my weight loss, even if they appear to be calorie free?

  • Jenna in Connecticut

Q5 - 54:47

I recently started working out with a new trainer, who is insistent that I eat 4-5 small meals a day. I try to explain to him that this way of thinking is extremely old school, that our body doesn’t need to eat all day long, but the problem is that he is in shape and the expert, and I am someone with a lot of weight left to lose. From everything I’ve learned from this podcast and in your book, I truly believe I shouldn’t be feeding my body all day long, and that I need to give it time to rest and digest! Not only that, but I don’t have time to be prepping and shopping and eating that many meals each day. How should I explain this to him in a way that he will respect and accept? I want his help with my workouts but simply don’t agree with this way of thinking.

  • Heather in Virginia

Q6 - 58:08

If I want to do a longer fast, let’s say 5 full days. There’s no way I can do it without green juice, lemon in my water, or cream in my coffee. Are you ok with this?

  • Judy in San Diego

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