Today, I am blessed to have here with me Cynthia Thurlow. She is a nurse practitioner, CEO and founder of the Everyday Wellness Project, and international speaker, with over 10 million views for her second TEDx talk (Intermittent Fasting: Transformational Technique).
With over 20 years’ experience in health and wellness, Cynthia is a globally recognized expert in intermittent fasting and nutritional health, and has been featured on ABC, FOX5, KTLA, CW, Medium, Entrepreneur, and The Megyn Kelly Show.
She was listed in Yahoo Finance as one of the, “21 Founders Changing the Way We do Business.” Cynthia hosts the Everyday Wellness podcast, considered one of "21 Podcasts To Expand Your Mind in 2021” by Business Insider. Her mission is to educate women on the benefits of intermittent fasting and overall holistic health and wellness, so they feel empowered to live their most optimal lives.
In this episode, Cynthia talks about the 45-day program she developed to help women lose stubborn weight and improve their hormonal health. We talk about some of the health myths circulating for decades. For instance, Cynthia reveals why breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the deal. Plus, Cynthia explains why you should not be snacking all day, every day. Tune in as we talk about the importance of oxytocin, how women should fast depending on their cycle, and how critical sleep is for overall health.
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[01:30] About The 45-Day Program for Women to Lose Stubborn Weight, Improve Hormonal Health, and Slow Aging
Pre-order Intermittent Fasting Transformation: The 45-Day Program for Women to Lose Stubborn Weight, Improve Hormonal Health, and Slow Aging: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0593419316?/benazadi-20 Cynthia found that 60 days was a little too long, and 30 days was not enough. So 45 seemed to be the perfect way to get people to become fat-adapted. This book is a labor of love because Cynthia wants women to have a blueprint for success. Sadly, at least 88.2% of the population is metabolically inflexible. Now is the time to get healthier. [04:10] Health Advice That Isn’t True: Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal of The Day
Breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the day. Sadly, breakfast has turned into a dessert; it’s one of the worst ways to start the day. Instead, fast in the morning and allow your body to burn off stored energy. If you want to eat breakfast, start with eggs! Cynthia is a big fan of eggs, bacon, and avocado. Also, you can eat leftovers from the night before.
[08:15] Calories In, Calories Out – Does That Really Matter When It Comes To Health?
Calories are a measure of energy. You should be more concerned about the choices of macronutrients that you consume. Stop counting calories; start counting your carbohydrates. Start being conscientious about your protein intake and being conscientious about the quality of fats you're consuming. Worrying about calories has done us a tremendous disservice. [11:05] Why It’s A Bad Idea To Snack Throughout The Day
Many people still think that you need to eat for meal frequency to stoke your metabolism and keep your blood sugar stable. However, we are better off not evoking an insulin response throu