Wellness Is Best Achieved In Groups.

We have a small but active group of intermittent fasters and we notice that group communication and sharing of experiences have resulted in better outcome in the fasting program.

I am happy to reproduce here my message to the group today:

“Broadcast on Intermittent Fasting:

I think it’s time to reflect and see what we as a group should be looking for at the minimum.

One thing we can say with confidence is that all of us want to get rid off the excess fat.

And we know that calories from food supply energy for the body to do even minimum things. And that energy from food gets exhausted after sometime, definitely in 12 hours if we don’t eat.

After 12 hours of clean starving we still do things and body needs energy for that. This energy source is there in us, stored as excess fat. So excess fat is taken if we continue starving beyond 12 hours.

And the energy requirement and burning excess fat will get accelerated if we exercise during the period.

Of course, we need to think what the body will do after all such excess stored fat are used up.

Well, we are at the risk of our body starting to eat our muscles. Good thing is that none of us are anywhere near that stage as we have stored enough and more fat.

So getting rid of excess fat is our primary target.

And then, what if the fat is taken from the belly side first! Great no!

What if that include the ‘love handles’ that’s around the waist. Divine! as we can handle it without that handle.

When we do clean fasting for minimum of 16 hours, fat and size reduction is inevitable.

By the way, this is better way than extreme dieting. A sick look is probable in a dieting, while we tend to do it with a nice look.

To give a personal example, a friend who saw me recently, after about 4 months, told me that I have reduced in a nice way.

Do clean fasting for 16 hours, 4 to 6 days in a week. Longer the time, the better. Please try clean fasting, no black coffee, green tea or dark chocolate, just water.

Let’s start using our fat for energy.

Our ultimate goal of course is autophagy.

Kurian Jacob”

Some of the benefits we discuss on Intermittent Fasting are:

1. Weight loss

2. Improved glucose control

3. Reduced cholesterol

4. Reduced liver fat

5. Improved blood pressure

6. Increased endurance

7. Better sleep

8. Brain health

9. Rapidly increased production of human growth hormones

10. Improved insulin sensitivity

11. Reduction of markers of inflammation which is key driver of many chronic diseases.

12. May prevent cancer

13. Probable protection against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

14. Anti aging benefits

15. Repair of damaged cells and regeneration of new ones (autophagy benefits”

Should you be interested in benefitting by joining the group, please send a message to me on my whatsapp number +91 9400056031 and see how it works better as a team.

Of course, individual privacy and phone number are confidential in the broadcast group. As the mentor, only I have a global view of who the members are.

It’s surely a better way to benefit maximum from this wellness program.

Wellness Is Best Achieved In Groups.

A Wellness Group, And It’s Working

We are a whatsapp broadcast group focusing on wellness through Intermittent Fasting.

Ours is a small group, making personal attention quite possible. As the originator of the group, I get myself trained as a wellness coach.

In just less than six months, the group is enjoying some positive results and we are looking forward to maximising the good that we have begun to experience.

By being a broadcast group, individual identity is private and only me, the coach has a global view. Feedback are shared within the group with identity kept confidential. This success sharing is the secret of greatness of the group and the best form of handholding to stay on course.

We have identified the following key success factors:

– Fasting is without any calorie intake. Best food during fasting other than water is black coffee without flavours like chicory etc.

– Minimum fasting period is 13 hours, usual 16 and ideal 24 hours at least once a week. Some people do something like three consecutive days, but no one in the group has reported anything more than 24 hours. After 13 hours energy requirement is from the stored fat. The longer the time after 13, the higher the consumption of stored excess fat.

– Autophagy (self eating) a Nobel Prize winning stage is the ultimate aim. At this stage body cleans damaged and defective cells and grow new good ones. Growth hormones generated and even reversal of ageing happens, in addition to curing/ preventing deadly things like cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

– Positive results reported by participants in the group include- improved energy levels, weight loss, blood sugar stability, improved concentration, less stress etc.

– Sustained Weight loss is not a key aim, but can be accelerated by going for Keto diet while eating. That’s mostly natural fat, moderate protein and low carbs.

– Exercise is recommended, and best done while on fasting window. High intensity interval training being the best form.

This is a group you would want to join. You can be a participant and share ideas with the group keeping personal identity and privacy intact. You get all the benefits of being in a genuine group.

If interested to join, please send your whatsapp number to mine: +91 9400056031.

(Suggestion, those with any conditions or medications, please consult the doctor before fasting, say more than 16 hours)

Hope to see more of you enjoying the benefits and privileges of this wonderful group.

A Wellness Group, And It’s Working

Milestone! Lightest in 25 Years.

This is an important milestone. I weigh the lowest in some 25 years, if not 30, thanks to Intermittent Fasting.

It’s important because the weight loss is accompanied by renewed energy, enthusiasm and discipline.

To me, Intermittent Fasting is the best wellness movement that has happened so far. It’s very well explained and proven through some detailed and serious study, which include Nobel Prize winning research.

Benefits of intermittent fasting include generation of new human growth hormones, cleaning repairing and growing cells, prevention and even possible cure to deadly things like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, heart problems and even diabetes.

The increased energy and enhanced mood has assisted me in following a regular fitness and workout schedule like 12 sets of suryanamaskars, one hour yoga, swimming and even weight training. And I feel good after these heavy workouts.

Frankly, this is not just boasting. The intention is to share the experiences and get my friends also to benefit from this regimen.

I would be much better off if I had good control over my food during the eating time of the Intermittent Fasting schedule. This is something I must be working on now, in addition.

And to speak about intermittent fasting and the good effects, we should be aware of various industries getting affected and we can expect some actions from them. I can think of the food industry getting worried. So be prepared for some organised campaign against this good thing.

I may also say that it’s time to channel some of my good energy towards noble causes. One of them could be the commitment towards planting trees in a barren land.

And I wish to get and support maximum number of Intermittent fasting followers. Let’s do it together and do it better with the help of a whatsapp broadcast group. Since it’s a broadcast group, individual privacy is assured.

I invite my friends to try and view a combined treasure trove of information that we have in the group. Just sent your whatsapp number to mine +91 9400056031 and enjoy the benefits.

Privacy assurance is reiterated.

Milestone! Lightest in 25 Years.

Wellness! What’s Important!

Weight loss appears to be the number one measure in wellness. Looking good is one of the reasons for it while the growing epidemic of obesity is another.

However, the latest finding and what everyone should attempt to achieve as wellness goal is autophagy. It’s brought about by way of intermittent fasting, stressed out exercise and or diet leading to ketosis.

In an autophagy (Greek word for self eating), bad cells are cleaned up and repaired, new good cells grown and even human growth hormones are enhanced.

Nobel Prize winning research indicates cure and prevention to such horrific diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, inflammation of all kinds, heart health and even diabetes.

My observation of working with and interacting with a group titled ‘Intermittent Fasting Group’ is that weight loss still is top of priority.

It’s possible to achieve the autophagy stage with weight loss. Extreme and stressed out exercise is not easy and not for all.

The answer could be in Intermittent Fasting with a keto diet during the eating window. That’s a diet high in good fat, medium protein and less carbs.

Such a diet is easy said than practiced. Especially for people like me who are more into carbohydrates and that too with a sweet tooth. It’s even more difficult for vegetarians.

As such it’s worthwhile to do some study and test it with the priceless whatsapp broadcast group ‘Intermittent Fasting Group’.

Guidance and assistance are welcome.

Wellness! What’s Important!

It’s All Positive So Far! And The Benefits Too!

I started on Intermittent Fasting on January 19, 2019 after getting alerted on the subject by a friend. And I have been fairly regular with my 16.8 schedule. That’s fasting for 16 continuous hours and eating during the remaining 8 hours with two meals and liberal snacking in between.

Like all diets, weight loss has been the primary measure of success and it was good by about 12 ponds within the first 45 days. And then it started remaining stationary.

And there are any number of articles and videos on the subject with each one giving valuable information and all being positive and good.

There are some takings from these. Like ‘it’s not a diet, it’s lifestyle’. ‘Weight loss is just a side effect and other benefits outweigh’ etc.

There are big Facebook groups with several thousands of members but those started getting dominated by mere words and comments. So I started a whatsapp broadcast group with known people and we are sharing valuable experiences and motivate each other.

Pooling literature on the subject is of great benefit with information on autophagy etc. Thus it has become aspirational as healing and growing new cells are like a dream.

There’s a catch though, for best benefits, one has to progress towards at least a 20.4 schedule. And I want to do it.

Yesterday was my first 20.4, achieved almost accidentally as we got into a movie theatre at 16 and half hours of fasting. And I achieved 20 by refusing Theater snacks. Now the challenge is to continue.

The videos and articles in our group are so informative that IF is clearly the most significant health initiative. The videos include one from the Nobel Prize winner for his work on IF and autophagy.

Actually, all my friends should spend some time listening to them and reading the material available in the group.

For joining, send me a mail on jacobkurian@hotmail.com with your whatsapp number or whatsapp me on +91 9400056031.

Member privacy is ensured in a broadcast group where members can’t see or message other members.

It’s All Positive So Far! And The Benefits Too!

A New Companion

It’s my weighing scale and I climb on it at least twice a day.

The scale has two readings, the outer one in pounds and the inner one in kilograms.

I used to read the inner kilograms earlier, but the measurements now are in pounds. The calculation is the current reading which is less from the base as on January 19, 2019. The reduction in pounds then is a bigger number than in kilograms.

Jan 19 is the day I started my Intermittent fasting routine. And today’s reading shows a reduction of eleven pounds.

The readings are accurate without the possible variation of weights of dress, footwear etc. No chance as none of such external materials are worn while taking the weight.

A reading is taken in the morning after the morning chores and then again closer to the end of the 16 hour fasting. I am now trained at noticing fractional differences.

And I see a difference, a reduction and it’s quite satisfying.

The scale is a happy companion.

A New Companion

Some Learning Experiences: Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting works. I lost 10 pounds in about 50 days on it. More significantly, there’s change to the waist area and signs of a V shape forming.

I follow the 16.8 format with fasting starting with dinner and ending with lunch next day.

What I do is to have a good lunch after 16 hours of clean fasting of just water and not even black coffee.

If I have to control something, it’s the binging on my favourite sweet items after lunch. But then, one needs to have good things in life.

The tip I want to give here is the suggestion to have fruits and vegetables as dinner. These get digested faster and go out of the system in about 6 hours.

That leaves the balance 10 hours without calories from food for the body need of fuel. Then the reserve fat may get accessed for energy. That’s one sure way of getting rid of the visceral fat.

Light dinner of vegetables and fruits gives opportunity to innovate. The picture has my dinner last night.

Green mangoes, carrots, cucumber, apple, peanuts, raisins, kiwi, green chillies, virgin coconut oil, lemon juice, pepper powder, rock salt and a sprinkle of jaggery.

Add ready to eat, spicy and dried shrimp🦐 to this and it becomes a lovely meal. But it takes longer to digest.

Some Learning Experiences: Intermittent Fasting