Hey fellow DivaGals on this late Best Body Ever post. They say it takes 21 days to make a habit last. So why would I break it on Day 20?
I’ve been so good with my not drinking. But yesterday I was invited to Dreaming Tree Wines‘ Summer Soiree. There they paired their exquisite collection of reds and whites with tasty bites from Fiona Bohane, personal chef to Dave Matthews Band (the musician co-owns the brand). Who could pass on a glass of Pinot Noir and then Sauvignon Blanc? And then anotherΓÇª Let’s just say it was a great night of imbibing.
Of course I paid for it the next morning. With my wine-induced hangover, I skipped the gym. I thought the best way to offset the lack of exercise was by not eating. There’s a lot of reports on how intermittent fasting can used along with calorie restriction for weight loss, whether it’s fasting for 12-hour cycles or reducing calories on certain days. Studies done in animal models have shown fasting can improve blood pressure, insulin sensitivity and inflammation. But would it be right for me?
Well, I have gotten a little more insight on my ideal eating pattern. My InherentHealth.com test, which tested my DNA to advise me on the most effective eating plan, tells me I would benefit best from a diet balanced in carbs and fat, but is restrictive in calories (versus say, a low-carb diet or low-fat). So intermittent fasting could be just the thing to get my diet back on track. And of course, put away my wine opener. It also shared that I benefit from higher intensity exercise than a more moderate workout ΓÇô hello kickboxing classes!
Tomorrow, I’m returning to my nutritionist-guided plan (breakfast, small meals, no alcohol), and a killer workout with my trainer Chris from Mercedes Club NY. I’ll let you know how it goes.
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