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Unleashing the Power of Intermittent Fasting: 6 Epic Tips for Your Health Journey

Updated: May 23

Hey BC Style & Crafts family! Ms. Gigglebyte here, your new health and nutrition blogger, ready to sprinkle some wellness wisdom into your lives. Today, we're diving into the fantastic world of intermittent fasting tips - a game-changer for your health, and hey, it's all about enjoying that superbowl feast without feeling like a deflated balloon afterward!





1. Rise and Shine with the Breakfast of Champions Let's kick things off with a bang! Breakfast doesn't have to be a 7-course meal. Start your day with nutrient-packed foods, like a supercharged smoothie or a plate of eggs and avocado. This jumpstarts your metabolism, making it easier for your body to adjust to the fasting periods later in the day.


2. Time Your Feasting Right for Superbowl Shenanigans Intermittent fasting isn't about depriving yourself during celebrations; it's about finding the perfect rhythm. Plan your feasts around your fasting periods. For those epic Superbowl parties, enjoy your feast during your eating window. Just be mindful of the nachos and sliders, and maybe throw in a veggie platter to keep things balanced.


3. Valentine's Day: A Feast of Love for Your Body Valentine's Day is all about love, and that includes self-love. Use this day to indulge in nutrient-dense, flavorful meals. Opt for lean proteins, vibrant veggies, and treat yourself to a small dessert. Your body will thank you for choosing love over a sugar rush.





4. Party Food - Navigate the Buffet Like a Pro Navigating party food doesn't mean avoiding it altogether. Be strategic! Fill your plate with colorful veggies, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Snack on nuts and seeds to keep hunger at bay. Remember, it's a party for your taste buds and your body.


5. Self-Care: A Must-Have Ingredient Intermittent fasting isn't just about the food; it's a holistic approach to wellness. Incorporate self-care into your routine. Whether it's a brisk walk, a yoga session, or simply taking a few moments to breathe deeply, treat your body with the kindness it deserves. A happy mind supports a healthy body.


6. Winter Recipes: Comfort Food with a Healthy Twist Winter is the perfect time for hearty, comforting meals. Opt for stews, soups, and roasted veggies. Experiment with warming spices like cinnamon and ginger. These winter recipes not only keep you cozy but also align with your intermittent fasting goals.





Now, for the moment you've all been waiting for – Ms. Gigglebyte's Hidden Gem Cooking Recipe! So, there you have it, BC Style & Crafts fam! Embrace these intermittent fasting tips like a pro, indulge in those celebrations mindfully, and sprinkle some self-care into your routine. Your body will thank you, and you'll be rocking those fashion trends with newfound confidence. Stay fabulous, and here's to a healthier, happier you!





Ms. Gigglebyte's Winter Warmer Chickpea Stew



flavorful and comforting winter stew with a touch of Ms. Gigglebyte's culinary magic
Winter Warmer Chickpea Stew

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chickpeas (canned or soaked overnight)

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 2 carrots, sliced (optional)

  • 2 celery stalks, chopped (optional)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • Salt to taste

  • Stems of fresh coriander, chopped

  • Preserved lemon, diced

  • 1 can diced tomatoes or 1 tablespoon harissa paste

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • Handful of fresh spinach leaves or frozen if unavailable

  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

  • Fresh parsley and Greek yogurt for extra flavor



Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, heat oil, add paprika, salt, and garlic (if desired).

  2. Sauté onions, coriander stems, preserved lemon (and optional carrot and celery) for about a minute until softened.

  3. Add chickpeas, diced tomatoes (or harissa paste), and vegetable broth. If using frozen spinach, add it at this stage.

  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes.

  5. Just before serving, add fresh coriander leaves on top and wait for 1-2 minutes.

  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Garnish each serving with fresh parsley and a dollop of Greek yogurt for that extra burst of flavor.


This stew is not only a winter delight but also a perfect addition to your intermittent fasting journey. Packed with fiber and protein, it keeps you satisfied without weighing you down.


So there you have it, BC Style & Crafts fam! Embrace intermittent fasting like a pro, indulge in those celebrations mindfully, and sprinkle some self-care into your routine. Your body will thank you, and you'll be rocking those fashion trends with newfound confidence. Stay fabulous, and here's to a healthier, happier you!


Sincerely,

Gigglebyte 🧘🏽‍♀️♥️

21/01/2024

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