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Health, Food, Lifestyle, Intermittent Fasting, Weight Loss




Today there are lots of conversations around the topic of intermittent fasting. But what is it? Should you do it? What are the benefits? On this episode, we dive into the topic of intermittent fasting as part of a larger conversation on weight loss and healthy living. You’ll come away with practical tips and suggestions to help you reframe the topic of weight loss and pursue a healthy, successful lifestyle.


You’ll discover:


  • The moment that prompted Vanessa to begin helping people pursue better nutrition.
  • Some of the major problems related to weight loss today.
  • The importance of understanding how the body works with food at a basic level.
  • Why you shouldn’t be fixated on weight loss alone.
  • What intermittent fasting means.
  • The mathematical equation for weight loss.
  • Why tracking muscle mass and body fat is one of the best ways to lose weight.
  • The power of doing your own research about how the body works.
  • Suggestions for living a healthy life, reframing your thoughts about yourself, and what foods to eat.
  • Vanessa’s “Five Alive” list.
  • Amanda and Vanessa’s tips for living a healthy life.


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  • Make smarter, reasonable #choices around how you feel and how your body works. #health
  • On this episode, discover the power of the question, “How important is this #goal to you?”
  • Make it less about the scale and more about your #health.

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