62 episodes

A podcast dedicated to one individual’s Intermittent Fasting journey. Told in journal form for the first half—what has been happening in Donna’s fasting life that week, successes, challenges, what she’s learned, etc. Then she puts on her teacher hat and explains even more about what she has learned, giving tips to those who want to learn more about living an IF lifestyle of daily fasting windows and eating windows. Take a look weekly at one person’s journey—as you find motivation, success habits, tips, and more. You can find more of what Donna writes about losing the last 25 pounds with IF (out of 100 pounds total via low carbing over several years), including motivation, tips, recipes, graphics, and more at her blog, Donnareish.com —Helping Women Feel Great and Live Well!

DISCLAIMER: This is an intermittent fasting support group, blog, and/or course. None of the information/advice shared is considered to be medical advice. Information shared here is for inspiration and/or informational purposes only. Please consult your physician or medical professionals with any specific medical questions including treatment options, medications, dosages, and other medical concerns. Again, no specific medical advice is given herein. No discussion in this group, blog, or course should be considered to be a substitute for medical care.

Weight Loss Lifestyle Coaching Donna Reish

    • Health & Fitness
    • 3.4, 51 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to one individual’s Intermittent Fasting journey. Told in journal form for the first half—what has been happening in Donna’s fasting life that week, successes, challenges, what she’s learned, etc. Then she puts on her teacher hat and explains even more about what she has learned, giving tips to those who want to learn more about living an IF lifestyle of daily fasting windows and eating windows. Take a look weekly at one person’s journey—as you find motivation, success habits, tips, and more. You can find more of what Donna writes about losing the last 25 pounds with IF (out of 100 pounds total via low carbing over several years), including motivation, tips, recipes, graphics, and more at her blog, Donnareish.com —Helping Women Feel Great and Live Well!

DISCLAIMER: This is an intermittent fasting support group, blog, and/or course. None of the information/advice shared is considered to be medical advice. Information shared here is for inspiration and/or informational purposes only. Please consult your physician or medical professionals with any specific medical questions including treatment options, medications, dosages, and other medical concerns. Again, no specific medical advice is given herein. No discussion in this group, blog, or course should be considered to be a substitute for medical care.

    #63: Macronutrients and Calories

    #63: Macronutrients and Calories

    Hi! I'm Donna Reish, IF teacher, weight loss coach, blogger, and half of "The Minus 220 Pound Pair" as my husband and I have lost over 200 pounds together (160 of that in the past couple of years through the Perfect Storm of Weight Loss strategies I teach!).

    In this episode, I present an explanation of Macronutrients and Calories.

    Macronutrients, also called macros, are the three main nutrients that make up calories. That’s the important point—macronutrients make up calories. Every calorie in food is comprised of grams of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

    One macro at a time, I explain the major elements and facts of each, how food is comprised of them, and why we need them.

    The first Macronutrient Venn diagram gives a big picture of how each macronutrient stands alone and how they overlap with each other. The second Macronutrient Venn diagram gives a listing of food for each macro, including the foods that are known for having two of the macronutrients in them (such as carbs and proteins in beans and fat and protein in fattier meats).

    I created this “lesson” for my weight loss clients and those following my “Perfect Storm of Weight Loss” as I realized that many people think of low carb as being completely separate from calories or low fat as being completely separate from calories—not realizing that calories are made up of fat, carbs, and protein.

    Find all of my episodes, outlines, and articles for my two weekly broadcasts:
    (1) Weight Loss Lifestyle broadcast (formerly Donna's Intermittent Fasting Broadcast) at https://donnareish.com/intermittent-fasting-journal-index/
    (2) Think-Feel-Eat broadcast at https://donnareish.com/think-feel-eat
    Sign up for my free webinar: https://intermittentfastingwebinar.com

    Watch episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCPE5OpSBOk

    See full article here: https://donnareish.com/weight-loss-lifestyle-63-macronutrients-and-calories

    Watch new episodes live in free private FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/318664198605086/

    See Index for my other broadcast, Weight Loss Lifestyle (formerly Donna's Intermittent Fasting broadcast) here: https://donnareish.com/intermittent-fasting-journal-index/


    See index for Think-Feel-Eat Videocast/Podcast here: http://donnareish.com/think-feel-eat/

    Check out my Intermittent Fasting Course: https://iintermittentfastingcourse.com

    Free Intermittent Fasting Start Up Charts: https://donnareish.com/daily-intermittent-fasting-start-up-charts/

    DISCLAIMER: This is an intermittent fasting support group, blog, podcast, and/or course. None of the information/advice shared is considered to be medical advice. Information shared here is for inspiration and/or informational purposes only. Please consult your physician or medical professionals with any specific medical questions including treatment options, medications, dosages, and other medical concerns. Again, no specific medical advice is given herein. No discussion in this group, blog, or course should be considered to be a substitute for medical care.

    • 42 min
    #62: Lessons From My 800th Fast (Part I)

    #62: Lessons From My 800th Fast (Part I)

    Hi! I'm Donna Reish, IF teacher, weight loss coach, blogger, and half of "The Minus 220 Pound Pair" as my husband and I have lost over 200 pounds together (160 of that in the past couple of years through the Weight Loss Lifestyle habits and strategies I teach!). In this episode, I present Part I of my lessons I have learned from my 800th fast (and the fasts leading up to it!).
    In this episode, I share about how my 800th fast showed up on the Zero app, what I like about the app, and how to use an app to reach your fasting goals. Then I delve into how I average my fasts for the week—and the benefits and potential pitfalls of doing a weekly average.
    I describe how for over two years my husband and I never went “off” and “on” but made IF a way of life. I also talk about what breaks my fast to me and signs to look for if you might be breaking your fast in a way that is not helpful to your overall goals.
    Finally, I talk about what I have learned about the incredible benefits of Intermittent Fasting—its effects on hunger, whole meals, willpower, control, insulin/leptin, and much more!
    Find all of my episodes, outlines, and articles for my two weekly broadcasts: (1) Weight Loss Lifestyle broadcast (formerly Donna's Intermittent Fasting Broadcast) and (2) Think-Feel-Eat broadcast at donnareish.com Sign up for my free webinar: intermittentfastingwebinar.com

    Watch episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqKiCVf1P9k&feature=youtu.be

    See full article here: https://donnareish.com/weight-loss-lifestyle-62-lessons-from-my-800th-fast-part-i

    Watch new episodes live in free private FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/318664198605086/

    See Index for my other broadcast, Weight Loss Lifestyle (formerly Donna's Intermittent Fasting broadcast) here: https://donnareish.com/intermittent-fasting-journal-index/


    See index for Think-Feel-Eat Videocast/Podcast here: http://donnareish.com/think-feel-eat/

    Check out my Intermittent Fasting Course: https://iintermittentfastingcourse.com

    Free Intermittent Fasting Start Up Charts: https://donnareish.com/daily-intermittent-fasting-start-up-charts/

    DISCLAIMER: This is an intermittent fasting support group, blog, podcast, and/or course. None of the information/advice shared is considered to be medical advice. Information shared here is for inspiration and/or informational purposes only. Please consult your physician or medical professionals with any specific medical questions including treatment options, medications, dosages, and other medical concerns. Again, no specific medical advice is given herein. No discussion in this group, blog, or course should be considered to be a substitute for medical care.

    • 32 min
    #61 - Willpower II--Ways to Overcome or Change the Willpower Gap

    #61 - Willpower II--Ways to Overcome or Change the Willpower Gap

    Watch episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-66hGQKse4&feature=youtu.be

    See full article here: https://donnareish.com/weight-loss-lifestyle-61-willpower-ii-ways-to-overcome-or-change-the-willpower-gap/

    Watch new episodes live in free private FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/318664198605086/

    See Index for my other broadcast, Weight Loss Lifestyle (formerly Donna's Intermittent Fasting broadcast) here: https://donnareish.com/intermittent-fasting-journal-index/


    See index for Think-Feel-Eat Videocast/Podcast here: http://donnareish.com/think-feel-eat/

    Check out my Intermittent Fasting Course: https://iintermittentfastingcourse.com

    Free Intermittent Fasting Start Up Charts: https://donnareish.com/daily-intermittent-fasting-start-up-charts/

    DISCLAIMER: This is an intermittent fasting support group, blog, podcast, and/or course. None of the information/advice shared is considered to be medical advice. Information shared here is for inspiration and/or informational purposes only. Please consult your physician or medical professionals with any specific medical questions including treatment options, medications, dosages, and other medical concerns. Again, no specific medical advice is given herein. No discussion in this group, blog, or course should be considered to be a substitute for medical care.

    • 48 min
    #60 - The Problem With Relying on Willpower Part I of II

    #60 - The Problem With Relying on Willpower Part I of II

    In this broadcast (Episode 60), Donna Reish author and teacher of The Intermittent Fasting Course Donna Reish, blogger, and weight loss coach, shares important information about relying on willpower.

    Willpower is a common word and thought---one that we use to describe what we need to overcome our body's and mind's objections to eating healthfully, working out, keeping our schedule, not eating too much sugar, and much more. It has been thought for decades that people who are overweight just need more willpower. So we have sought, usually unsuccessfully, for that secret fountain of willpower.
    I debunk many myths about willpower in this episode, starting with defining it, how we rely on it, and why my husband and I, who have now lost over 220 pounds together, didn't understand why we couldn't conquer our food habits that made us obese by simply using more willpower.
    I teach why willpower doesn't work in the long term--and even many times in the short term--by looking at research studies that demonstrate how we use up all that we have and exhaust ourselves of it before the day is over. This section includes an interesting radish and chocolate experiment, M and M experiment, and how many researchers believe we make 119 food-related decisions a day.
    Next I describe the real problem with willpower--we have a Willpower Gap, meaning that we don't have enough willpower left to overcome the urges that we are presented with every day. I also uncover man ways that we handle willpower ineffectively when it comes to our eating habits, essentially sabotaging the willpower we could have.
    Enjoy today's broadcast and tune in next Sunday morning for Episode 61: The Problem With Relying on Willpower Part II of II---where we will find solutions!

    In this broadcast (Episode 60), Donna Reish author and teacher of The Intermittent Fasting Course Donna Reish, blogger, and weight loss coach, shares important information about relying on willpower.

    Willpower is a common word and thought---one that we use to describe what we need to overcome our body's and mind's objections to eating healthfully, working out, keeping our schedule, not eating too much sugar, and much more. It has been thought for decades that people who are overweight just need more willpower. So we have sought, usually unsuccessfully, for that secret fountain of willpower.
    I debunk many myths about willpower in this episode, starting with defining it, how we rely on it, and why my husband and I, who have now lost over 220 pounds together, didn't understand why we couldn't conquer our food habits that made us obese by simply using more willpower.
    I teach why willpower doesn't work in the long term--and even many times in the short term--by looking at research studies that demonstrate how we use up all that we have and exhaust ourselves of it before the day is over. This section includes an interesting radish and chocolate experiment, M and M experiment, and how many researchers believe we make 119 food-related decisions a day.
    Next I describe the real problem with willpower--we have a Willpower Gap, meaning that we don't have enough willpower left to overcome the urges that we are presented with every day. I also uncover man ways that we handle willpower ineffectively when it comes to our eating habits, essentially sabotaging the willpower we could have.
    Enjoy today's broadcast and tune in next Sunday morning for Episode 61: The Problem With Relying on Willpower Part II of II---where we will find solutions!

    • 45 min
    #59 Live Q and A From the Intermittent Fasting Course

    #59 Live Q and A From the Intermittent Fasting Course

    In this broadcast (Episode 59), author and teacher of The Intermittent Fasting Course Donna Reish, shares her course's Live Q and A video from her January students.

    The IF Course is a one month course that contains 21 days of daily incremental teaching videos, outlines, charts, graphs, and motivating images/self talk :posters and cards." (See graphics and daily lesson topics here: https://donnareish.com/fast-shot-sneak-peek-of-the-intermittent-fasting-course-check-out-these-graphics/ ).

    The fourth week of the course, Donna goes live in the private course FB group and answers her students' questions. This is a sample of one of those live Q and A sessions.

    In this episode, Donna answers questions about the following:
    1) Fasting for 23 or 24 hours each day
    2) OMAD (One Meal a Day) vs. OPAD (One Plate a Day) vs. an eating window with a meal and snacks/dessert
    3) Appetite Correction--when, what contributes to it, how you will know
    4) Stevia during the fast (Using three important markers: Wide, repeatable, consistent research; Personal Experience; Observation of Others

    Each session of the course begins on the first Monday of the month! intermittentfastingcourse.com

    • 27 min
    #58 Intermittent Fasting Journal

    #58 Intermittent Fasting Journal

    In this broadcast, Donna Reish (Intermittent Fasting teacher, blogger, curriculum author, and weight loss coach) introduces her coach's infamous Self-Coaching Model. This framework for changing your life, understanding your thoughts and feelings, and taking the actions you desire was created by Brooke Castillo. Donna uses it on Saturday mornings to teach people in her private FB group (link below)!
    This is the first Saturday episode (longer than usual) as Donna introduces the elements of The Model and applies them to several different circumstances to show viewers and readers how The Model can be used on real life situations, thoughts, and feelings. She spends time to really give an understanding of the five elements: Circumstances, Thoughts, Feelings, Actions, and Results. This material is life-changing, and many thanks are given to Brooke for her generosity in giving it to the world! Sign up for Donna's Intermittent Fasting course! intermittentfastingcourse.com



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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

pegz777 ,

Not motivating

Not about IF at all... felt like I was at a head doctor🙄

Friend to others ,

Great!

A friend sent me Episode 17, although Donna refers to it as 16. Wonderful explanation of the benefits of IF!

Ruthie425 ,

Keep going?

Have you ever been out with a friend and you’re trying to have a conversation and their phone keeps vibrating on the table? They keep trying to talk to you about whatever you’re discussing, but they’re distracted, maybe they look away, now you’re distracted? That’s kind of what this podcast feels like listening to. I’ve read through the reviews, and apparently it gets a lot better. But honestly I think it’s very detrimental to your podcast if the first few are this awful.

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