How IF Helps with Weight Loss

If you are like most people, you first started researching intermittent fasting as a way to lose weight.

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Intermittent fasting (IF) provides a great way to burn more fat and help improve your weight loss efforts, without a lot of rules and guidelines. It is very simple – you eat during feeding periods, and fast during the fasted periods. Here are some things to know about intermittent fasting and weight loss.

You Burn More Fat

So why are you able to lose weight with intermittent fasting? The first benefit for weight loss is that it helps you to burn more fat. Your body is a machine, working constantly to burn food and fat for energy. Your body will first burn the food you eat, which can take a few hours, before it starts burning fat. This is why if you have a calorie deficit, there comes a point where your body has burned your food, and then starts burning fat. With intermittent fasting, you are burning your food and have a longer period of time for burning fat. This is why it is exceptional for losing weight and burning more fat than a diet where you are eating every few hours.

Your Calories Are Reduced Naturally

One thing people don’t often consider is that you tend to eat less when you have less time to eat. You might think you will just want to eat everything in sight once your fasted period is over, but this is often not the case. Over time, you get used to going longer periods of time before eating, but you also have a reduced appetite. This in turn requires you to go for the healthiest, most nutrient-dense foods before you become full from eating, which helps with what you eat, but also how much you are consuming. Your calories and carbs will likely go down naturally.

You Learn About Self-Control

Many of the weight loss benefits of intermittent fasting come completely by accident. If you have trouble with self-control and eating, intermittent fasting is a great way to start. When you first start doing IF, just stick to the protocol you chose, not worrying about what you are eating during your eating periods. If you want donuts, have donuts. If you’re craving a pizza, go for it. Over time, you will learn to practice self-control by sticking to your fasted and eating states, then you can eventually use those skills to start changing what you eat, as well as how often.

Did You Know?

We are offering an introductory Course where we teach how to do Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss safely and healthily*. It is meant to introduce you to this mode of healthy eating and give you tools and resources to implement it into your life. 

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*Disclaimer: If you have health issues or take prescription medications, please consult your personal healthcare provider before you implement any lifestyle changes. If your individual healthcare provider has no objections, you can try Intermittent Fasting.  Read my full Disclaimer here.

For individual questions regarding the course or challenge, please book a free Call with Dr. Christine to Break Through Your Weight Loss Barriers: and experience for yourself the magic of great coaching!

About the Author Dr. Christine Sauer

Dr. Christine is a German-trained physician and naturopath, living in Canada since 1996.
She has struggled with her own weight all her life and gained and lost weight, until in 2005 she ended up at 325 lbs,
Unhappy, unfit and prediabetic, she decided to change. With surgery as her tool, she lost 150 lbs in 2006/7, only to discover that to keep her weight off and become truly confident and happy, she had to change her whole lifestyle.
Applying all she know and learned to herself, she did so.
She has kept most of her weight off since then.
After adding the right supplements, she developed, practiced and used her own brand of meditative movement (IIM-Intentional, Intuitive Movement), a combination of functional fitness, Body-awareness and Tai Chi.
She did intensive work on her own mindset and negative thoughts and became a Licensed Neuroencoding Specialist with Dr. Joseph McClendon PhD, a certified TEAM therapy therapist with Dr. David Burns MD as as well as a Certified Brain Health Professional with Dr. Daniel Amen MD and a Certified Havening Practitioner® (Drs Ronald and Steven Ruden) (Havening is a psychosensory method developed from EFT and EMDR after neuroscience research showed that including Havening Touch made these processes even more effective).
She curated the support she needed, did research on nutrition and nutritional supplements and started to use the right nutritional supplements.
She developed her mindful way of eating "foods you love that love you back" - what she now calls IIE (Intuitive, Intentional Eating) and became an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a Life Coach.
This "Body, Mind and Spirit Transformation" also healed her severe chronic mental illness and depression, allowed her to slowly and deliberately withdraw from all pharmaceutical drugs and medications, and the IIM movement art, Tai Chi practice, Chiropractic care and doing the Foundation exercises healed her chronic back pain.
Eventually, she experienced the healing and reconnection of her Body, Mind and Soul that she - like so many of us - desire.
After regaining her own health and rehabilitating her brain health, she now is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and experience with others.
She is a #1 bestselling author, TEDx speaker and loving human being.
In her private life, she experienced the suicide of her first husband, 2 own suicide attempts, and many hospital stays and contacts with our medical system. She is married to her Canadian Husband Mike for over 25 years, and lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, enjoying the East Coast music and the ocean.

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