I haven’t been feeling super inspired lately…so I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve been reading.
By Stefani Ruper
This guide is seriously good. If you have PCOS, you should read it. If you know someone with PCOS, you should read it. If you’re a practitioner working with women with PCOS, you should definitely read it. Stefani has a knack for simplifying the science so that it’s something easy to read and understand, but not so simple that you feel like you’re not learning. All in all, an amazing book.
Eat. Stop. Eat.
By Brad Pilon
Another book about intermittent fasting– Brad promotes 1 to 2 24hr fasts per week to end the eating OCD and lose weight. I’m not sure how on-board I am with fasting…I like the idea of giving your body a break from digesting food, but I feel like encouraging a 24 hours fast can be a recipe for disaster for certain food personalities. Honestly, because I’m always wanting to experiment, I fasted for 24 hours on Tuesday, and felt pretty good–a little loopy, but pretty good. I’m not sure that I would make it a habit though– because I tend to be one of those people who seriously rebels after feeling restricted–like “eat all the three year old girl scout cookies in my freezer” rebel. BUT if you think about the fast as giving your body a break from food, as opposed to thinking about it as restricting yourself, that might change things. BUT then there’s the fact that a woman’s physiology responds differently to prolonged fast than a man’s.
Nia Shanks– Lift Like a Girl
I’m totally loving this blog. Nia’s outlook on weight loss and changing your body is very similar to mine. I particularly enjoyed her articles about Letting Go of the Fat Loss Mindset— something I’m constantly supporting my clients (and continually supporting myself) to do. Nia says:
I am still a work in progress myself. I have good days and bad days, too. Some days I’m strong and mentally confident. But, then again, there are days where I feel like I need to “improve” on certain things.
I do my best to take these bad days in stride, and make them less and less frequent. Thankfully, over the past few years, my “bad days” have occurred much less often. It’s my sincerest hope that this article helps you do the same.
I LOVE that!
Here are some of my favorite posts from the past couple of weeks.