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The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi

Apr 20, 2022

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About Cynthia Thurlow

Cynthia Thurlow is a globally recognized expert in nutrition and intermittent fasting, highly sought-after speaker, and the CEO and founder of Everyday Wellness Project. She's been a nurse practitioner for 20+ years, and is a two-time TEDx speaker. Her viral TEDx Talk: Intermittent Fasting: Transformative Technique has been viewed nearly 5.5 million times in less than 9 months. She has been featured on ABC, FOX5, KTLA, CW and in Medium and Entrepreneur. She's also the host of Everyday Wellness podcast, which was listed as "20 Podcasts That Will Help You Grow in 2020"  by Entrepreneur magazine. 

Why Cynthia Loves Fasting For Women 

If you do nothing else, eat less often. It can impact your metabolic health and is profoundly beneficial in many ways. Women have to fast differently; they are governed by fluctuating levels of hormones, at least until menopause. Cynthia is all about empowering you to embrace the typical way that your body is designed to thrive. Many people are looking to change the narrative about health and wellness. You don't have to spend $5,000 a year on supplements! Instead, it would help if you were the driver of change in your own life. Fasting is free, and it's one of the best tools to change your health. 

Hormone Differences Depending on Your Cycle

If you're a lean young woman, you want to be conservative with your fasting window because you just don't have a lot of extra stored fat to lose. Cycling women are prone to insulin resistance or have insulin resistance. Eating less often really can be nicely aligned with a women's menstrual cycle. The first two weeks of the menstrual cycle can be a time where a woman pushes their workouts. Along with that, you can push the fasting window. As you make the transition into the second half of your menstrual cycle, this is the time to do yoga, connect with nature, and do less intense forms of exercise. This is not the time to do an extended fast. Once you start bleeding, you can go back to your regular schedule. During menopause, if women dial in on the lifestyle choices, they have tremendous success.

The Mistakes You Are Making With Fasting

The first mistake people make is not getting enough sleep. If you are not sleeping throughout the night, then do not start fasting. Instead, you need to figure out why you are not sleeping. Next, you are being too restrictive with your fasts. We need to hit our proteins, fats, and non-starchy carbohydrates. However, many people are too rigid. It would help if you believed in the value of a refeeding day. Depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle, maybe it's time to add some root vegetables or squash. Cynthia broke her fast early today because she did a heavy lift day. Lean into what your body is telling you! Lastly, many people are exercising too much. Cynthia says you need to exercise smarter, not harder.

Why Cynthia Loves Ketosis

Cynthia loves the ability to have sustained energy and mental clarity. When you're in ketosis, you have more control than you thought you did. After all those years of being hangry and having energy slumps, you can finally take control back. In ketosis, people feel so much better. Cynthia loves the empowerment people feel during ketosis. Ketosis is all about harnessing how our bodies are intrinsically designed to thrive. Plus, you can feel the difference when you are in ketosis; it's a total game-changer for your health. 

What We Talked About:

[12:10] The affirmation that will change your life

[17:30] Tip of the Day from Alina

[19:20] About Cynthia Thurlow  

[27:00] Why Cynthia loves fasting for women

[30:00] Hormone differences depending on your cycle

[43:20] Mistakes you are making with fasting

[47:20] How much protein Cynthia aims for daily

[51:30] Why Cynthia loves ketosis  

[57:00] Question and Answers 

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