March Health Goal – Counting Calories, Macros, and Intermittent Fasting

  1. Charlene says:

    Hi Danielle – I’ve been a vegetarian for about 5 years and toy with the idea of adding meat back into my diet – how did you do it and did you have any problems ?

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      I started with tuna…. and just add a few different ones each week. I have had no problems. I can tell you I feel soooo different. I walked around hungry all of the time compared to now.

  2. Linda says:

    Well, I started a Keto diet a week ago. So far it’s been fine and way easier than I thought. Our buddy, a mid life girl, motivated me seeing her results and how happy she was. I thought to myself I want to look like her just once before I check out 🙂
    Good luck with your diet, love following you guys and your antics!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I started intermittent fasting in January 7th, and have lost 19lbs. It’s amazingly easy and doesn’t cost anything. Please check out the books (also an awesome facebook private group) Delay Don’t Deny, Obesity Code. Also, clean fast! That means black coffee, black or green tea, or water only.

  4. Jane says:

    I really admire your tenacity in sticking with your goals, Danelle, and not killing yourself (except that boot camp you and Deb are doing!) by making all of these changes at once. I just wanted to mention two things that you might want to think about. I use packets of a lightly flavored powder called Drip Drops. It was recommended by my doctor. I add it to a regular bottle of water, or 12 ounces. It hydrates as effectively as an IV drip. I get the boxes in bulk from Amazon and usually add it to my water 2-3 times per day. If you are exercising or dehydrated from the summer heat, winter indoor dryness, or your workouts, you can do it every hour safely. I feel energized after I drink it. And its amazing when you are sick. Google it. Enough said!

    Regarding Intermittent Fasting, I’ve been doing it for the past four months. I think it’s insanely easy for me, a late sleeper and someone who simply can’t eat until I’m up for a few hours. I usually eat between 11-7:00 p.m. If I’m hungry before bed I make a mug of beef bouillon. It does take time to adjust but I’ve lost 13 pounds and really feel like I have a good routine.

    Keep up the good work, the same to Deb, and thanks for keeping us informed!

    Jane

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Thank you so much. I will sure look into that because when we got back on the machine a few weeks ago that measures our hydration, etc… he said we were still dehydrated but it may take awhile. Thanks for the information.

  5. Charlene says:

    I’m so happy for you and all your health goals! My husband and I went low carb 9 years ago and lost a decent amount of weight. But boy, it wasn’t until we read and listened to Dr. Jason fung (all over you tube) and began real slow the fasting that all the rest of the weight fell off and has stayed off for over two years. It takes time and practice when one pushes for longer periods going without food but that’s ultimately what we had to do because our body needed more fasting time in order to become insulin sensitive. And we weren’t even pre diabetic! There is so much info all over the internet, but Dr. Fung runs a clinic in Canada and has helped thousands with fasting so he’s the one with the experience I trust the most. He basically helps type 2 diabetics become healed using fasting and meal timing. When I began my journey I was a 14/16, I am now a 6/8. I will never go back.

  6. Sandi says:

    Dy Ann Parham
    Is a great instagrammer/vlogger to follow for intermittent fasting for over 50s. Keeps it real and very informative. I dabble but have to commit.
    Good luck.
    Sandi

  7. alda ellis says:

    I started Intermittent Fasting in May and have lost over 30 pounds. It is so easy for me for I am not a morning person but a big glass of ice water fills the bill. After all these YEARS of dieting, I will never go back. I love love love it as it is a way of life for me. I eat dinner every night of what I want…whatever I want. THis seems too easy but the weight is still falling off .AND I have never felt healthier in all my 66 years!! Just thought I would share since there has been every diet in the world I have tried…and this works!
    Blessings on your journey.

  8. SHERRY says:

    I love how organized and committed you are to this process. I cannot for the life of me plan meals. I’ve tried. But, I’ll get to next Tuesday, and think NOPE. LOL! As for the carb thing, I don’t think carbs from fruits and vegetables is bad. Complex carbs. Prob have to watch the “sugary” fruits, and stick mostly to berries. It would be nice if My Fitness Pal would track complex vs. simple carbs separately.

    I have a friend who has been successful doing the intermittent fasting. He’s prob lost @50 pounds. He’s a young man though. I really think our age, hormone balance (imbalance) has a lot to do with our success.

    Wishing you luck. Thanks for bringing us along on your journey!

  9. Janet says:

    I started intermittent fasting at the beginning of the year and I feel great! I also went back to a plant based diet so that is probably part of that. I know that is not how most people have chosen to eat but its how I feel at my most healthiest. I feel more energetic and am never hungry with the fasting. Good luck!!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Good for you and thank you. I feel fabulous. I did start something different that I will soon be talking about.

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