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

My Type of Light Dinner. Vegetable-Fruit Juice.

NutriBullet is star again. I am keen to share this as my new diet/exercise regimen is finally working.

Past mistakes were corrected after watching the videos of Dr. Jason Fung’s and Subah Jain’s presentations.

The 16.8 Intermittent fasting method was started on January 19, 2019 on prompt by my dear friend who sent me the doctor’s presentation.

There was immediate result of about 4 pounds knocked off within the first few days. But then it stood solidly put!

That’s when my niece sent me Ms. Jain’s presentation. And I started on it, which actually is complimentary to the earlier one.

Some of the differences were in how to eat during the 8 hour eating window, information on the time taken for various types of food to come out of the system and what to eat last before fasting.

Such last meal is recommended to be soup and salads which goes out of the system swiftly giving maximum healing hours during fasting.

This is my innovation for such light meal, thanks to NutriBullet. Today’s concoction has iceberg lettuce, carrots, raw mango, apple and kiwi fruit with water and ice. The raw mango gives the much welcome tinge of a pleasant sour taste against the sharply sour on its own.

This light meal, started a few days back, have another 3 pounds taken out of me. More importantly, the visceral fat seems to be going down and the tyre across the waist is flattening.

Ms. Jain recommends two more steps. I am already on one of it, wet pack. The second one needs some courage, but to be done (enema).

This works friends. I hope ‘big time’. And one big secret! One can stay on course easily when experiences are shared with friends and supported both ways.

Anyone interested in the video presentations, let me know. More importantly, come and join in the support program of sharing experiences, holding hands to stay on course and to celebrate success together.

My Type of Light Dinner. Vegetable-Fruit Juice.

NutriBullet, Friend of Nature

It was a gift from my daughter in London, that I am now a proud owner of a NutriBullet, my favourite appliance to fulfil my desire of avoiding processed food.

A fitness enthusiast must be aware of the benefits of clean nature, which our ‘Hunter-Gatherer’ background, demands and the modern day systematic poisoning, forces us.

Along came the success of the all natural wellness resort in Kerala by the best resort people in the country CGHEARTH.

‘Prakriti Shakti’ (nature’s power) even boasts of having no cooking range, stove or fire for cooking food for the inmates. Instead guests are served all natural food.

And the healing resort is full, even at daily rates of nearly $ 400.

Apparently, fresh fruits take about three hours to get out of the system, fresh vegetables six and solid food 18 hours.

That means, if your last meal for the 16.8 Intermittent fasting is solids, you don’t have any food free curing period in the system.

So I took my bullet out and made a smoothie of lettuce, cucumber, apple and kiwi fruit. This dinner is taking me well into the 16 hours before my lunch of solids. That’s 10 hours of healing time.

Of course, I FaceTimed my daughter and showed the NutriBullet in action.

NutriBullet, Friend of Nature