February 17, 2020
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Intermittent Fasting is quickly becoming one of the biggest health trends across the globe. If you haven't heard of it before, Intermittent Fasting is a type of diet that people are using to lose weight, balance their blood sugar, and prevent serious conditions such as diabetes and heart disease*.
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Experts who promote Intermittent Fasting recommend that you stick to eating a plant-based Mediterranean diet, with no sugars, refined grains, and zero snacking. Other than this recommendation, Intermittent Fasting isn't about what to eat. Instead, it focuses on when to eat, and, more importantly, when not to eat. In a nutshell, it is a pattern of eating and fasting.
The most common way to follow the Intermittent Fasting diet is circadian rhythm fasting: in a 24 hour period, you will eat during an eight hour period, and fast for the other sixteen hours. This is also called Intermittent Fasting 16/8. For most people, the eight hour period will be from 7 am to 3 pm, or 8 am to 4 pm, and as late as 10 am to 6 pm.
There are other methods but this is the simplest, as well as the most popular, since most people find it is the easiest to stick with. If you want to learn more about Intermittent Fasting, click here for a copy of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Lifestyle Fasting Lifestyle.
No calories are to be consumed during the fasting period. Water is fine, but juices and smoothies are off the menu until you're back in the eating period again. And no sugar-free soft drinks either.
A very common question we hear is:
Will tea break my fast?
The simplest answer is no, tea will not break your fast. Unless, of course, you add sugar, milk, cream, or even fruit juice. A squeeze of lemon is okay, but don't sweeten your tea with juice. As long as you drink tea without adding anything to it, you can feel free to consume as much tea as you like. Tea of all kinds: green, black, oolong, white, rooibos, don’t contain any calories and are a great way to add antioxidants and other health benefits to support your efforts to get and stay healthy.
Can I drink herbal tea while intermittent fasting?
Yes, as long as you follow the guidelines above, and don't add any sweeteners or milk. Even plant-based almond milk will add calories, so just enjoy them au naturel.
Are there teas that will actually support weight loss?
Oolong tea is considered to be the best fat burning tea. Ti Quan Yin Oolong is also called Iron Goddess Ti Quan Yin Slimming Oolong because of its reputation to help boost the metabolism and increase fat burning.
Green tea comes in at a close second to oolong teas, as green tea is believed to assist with weight management and maintaining blood sugar balance. Matcha (but not matcha latte, sorry) is a popular choice to help keep you energized in the morning.
Herbal teas like peppermint will soothe the stomach, and unsweetened chai tea without the milk will boost your energy. Rooibos tea contains no caffeine, and is believed to help control inflammation.
The hands-down best tea to support your efforts to manage a healthy weight is Sleek & Slender, an incredible blend of metabolism-boosting white tea with herbs that promote healthy digestion and blood sugar balance. Plus, it tastes amazing! You can read more about how this amazing tea actually works in your body, according to scientific research. You can check that out here.
Have YOU tried intermittent fasting? What were your results? We want to hear! Please share in the comments below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*This information has not been evaluated by the FDA, and is not intended to diagnose or cure a medical issue, or replace professional medical care. If you are pregnant or nursing, are under the care of a physician, or on prescription medication, talk to your health care provider before making any changes to your diet or routine.
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October 17, 2020
Been doing IF for almost 3 weeks now. Down 3 lbs. Its a good thing oolong is my favorite tea. Couldn’t get by without it. 😀
February 23, 2020
I wonder if by adding the brandy, the syrup would keep longer?
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May 15, 2021
We love Matcha, and we love snacking on these delicious Matcha Bliss Balls. They're lightly spiced, and have the perfect level of sweetness: not too much, just right. They are vegan, gluten-free, and preparation is a breeze.
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