KYLIE: So, with lockdowns ending, how can we reset our health and is it really that easy? 2 weeks to feeling great – that sounds like a very nice thing indeed.
GABRIELA: 2 week is actually quite a long time, especially if you’re making small but sustainable changes. These small changes, over a period of time will create a big difference. Nutrition is all about balance and there’s no point making drastic changes if they’re not sustainable. All of the changes you’re making really need to work for you and fit in with your lifestyle.
LARRY: Part of your plan is fasting. Fasting can be a negative word for people but what are the benefits you have seen for your clients?
GABRIELA: I love fasting and I completely agree with you, the word is slightly unfortunate because it really doesn’t mean not eating, it means reducing your calorie intake or reducing the window of when you’re eating, depending on the method of intermittent fasting.
I love it because weight loss is almost a side effect of the numerous health benefits. We know intermittent fasting helps with blood sugar control. It’s strongly anti-inflammatory which helps with chronic diseases, as well as increasing energy and aiding sleep.
KYLIE: And the science is all there to back it all up. Fasting has so many health benefits. You’ve created some amazing plans and have had amazing success with your clients.
GABRIELA: I offer my clients 2 types of intermittent fasting. Again, this fits with my belief that you need to find a plan that works for you and is sustainable for you and your lifestyle. My 4:3 plan is really effective. You 'fast' for 3 non-consecutive days, and again, by fasting I don’t mean that you’re not eating, I mean consuming 500 or 600 calories per day, followed by 3 mindful days, during which you eat healthy and nutritious foods. You then have a magic day.