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The Fasting Focused Lifestyle Blog 

Greetings friend. 

Thanks for checking out my blog. This is the space where you will be able to keep tabs on whats new in my world, as well as constant sources of inspiration, reflection, and motivation for you to use on your fasting journey.

 

Remember, I believe in you, even if you dont!



Fasting, in its simplest explanation, is "not eating." And yes, it really is that straightforward, but also yes, it can be very challenging if you're not properly set up for success.


So much of what we've been told by the diet industry has resulted in so much more confusion than actual results. There may be infrequent and inconsistent short-term success, but they often result in long-term frustration and incomprehensible levels of self-doubt, especially when we don't correct or address the reason that caused the need to start.


"How could it be that skipping a meal (or two, three, etc.) would lead to reaching your weight loss goals? Isn't it something that can *wreck* your metabolism? Don't you need to eat at least 3 small meals a day, and high-protein snacks in between?" -The Skeptics

So many times, every single week, I get asked about the specific method that I used, many wanting to know EXACTLY what hours I fasted, how many times in a certain method a week, etc.


While I am certain these questions come from folks with the best intentions, I always find myself needing to refrain from answering their question in a "matter-of-fact" sort of manner.


My real, instinctual, and unapologetic answer to those folks would be this:

Please stop over-thinking and over-analyzing this lifestyle.


Fasting works because we are allowing these periodic moments of bodily rest from constant food consumption in a society that works so hard to sell us on the idea that we need to be eating from sun up, to sun down.


Hyper-fixating on doing the exact method/timeline I used to get my results won't work for you, because I am me, and you are you! :) This journey is meant to be savored slowly in the present mind, not hurried or wished to be done already.


As I have discussed before, it is SO IMPORTANT to understand what this process is all about! (*insert shameless plug for my official "The Fasting Focused Lifestyle Handbook*, NOW ON SALE)

No, you don't *need* to go full fasting nerd like me, but it will be to your highest benefit to understand the basic nuts and bolts of this powerful lifestyle tool.


What I would say instead as a kind and helpful reply:

  • Establish consistency from the start, you are teaching your body a new healthy habit.

  • Remember, hunger pangs are a learned behavior. You are consciously and deliberately re-training your body to get used to using its backup form of fuel, body fat.

  • The sooner you stop associating excess body weight with negative connotations about you personally in any capacity, the smoother the road to maintenance will be.

  • Success with this lifestyle is not linear. Instead of ferociously attaching your expectation to be quick and easy, embrace the unexpected of what this journey can bring. Yes, some days will be FREAKING EPIC, and some days you will feel emotionally challenged. (This is why you need a fierce reason why)

  • Stop expecting massive mind and body changes to improve in a rigid timeline, especially when you're overlooking the need to address your mental weeds.

But above all, I would say, come into each and every start of your day with the utmost gratitude and love for your body, regardless of where you are now, realize that your body truly is a multi-million-dollar smart house, that your soul gets to live in.


Are you grateful for the body you have? What do you want the rest of your life to look like? You still have time to improve your health and longevity. ✨💛


As always,

I Believe In You, Even If You Don't.


Take Care of yourself,

VS










If you are in need of supportive coaching on your journey, I am here, I care, and I know you can do this... Check out my services page, including my special promotional bundle, 30-days of fasting support, (4) 30 minute consults with me, AND The Fasting Focused Lifestyle Official Handbook download

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Greetings again, dear reader.

First, I want to thank you again for being a subscriber to The Fasting Focused Lifestyle. (*If you no longer wish to stay subscribed, there is an unsubscribe link below, and no judgments btw.)

My calendar and inbox have been exploding with beautiful feedback and readiness from many of you who have taken action and signed up for my 30-day fasting plan bundle! Big gratitude hugs to each of you! If you have been previously on the fence about getting support with me, I understand, especially if you have never integrated into fasting correctly, or have been able to "catch your stride."

Consider this your gentle reminder... I will always believe in your ability to reach your fasting goal. Every single message, order, and payment that comes in brings a pause to me, and I go inward, profusely thanking you for thinking of your future self and health. I want you all to realize, your health is YOUR wealth! (Time is money, remember?)


Success with a lifestyle of fasting means that you're ready to challenge everything you've known or have been told as to "how" and "what" the process has to be like. And I am here, eagerly, excitedly, and always charismatically ready to support you, cheer you on, and remind you of your power.

✨Fasting is a POWERFUL and LIFECHANGING tool, and can work for ANYONE who needs it!

✨Fasting is the oldest healing modality in recorded human history for a reason... Our bodies depend on this balance.

✨Fasting allows the body to remind itself it can metabolically switch to using stored fat for energy use.

✨Fasting allows for deep cellular cleaning over time, providing a plethora of health benefits, for the body AND the mind.

I have personally experienced all of these myself, and I want them for you too. 💛


 

To personally assist you this season, I have set up an extra special promotion for the entire month of September. (and a special bonus) Until the 30th, I will have these special promotions going:

Am I still a little crazy to be discounting my prices this low? Probably, but the way I see it, I know what it's like to want help and support when you are on a tight budget, believe me. Also, the holiday season is quickly approaching, and this is my way of offering to support you to a good start before the year's end. So while I extend this offer I also want to add an exclusive bonus for you all, including the folks who have purchased my handbook.


I am currently in the works of batch-making more of my special bracelets, and I want to send them out to more folks who need the physical reminder. For those who don't know, IBIYEIYD is the mantra I have adopted since beginning my consulting journey. Read more in my blog post And yes, I want to give them away, the only fee I ask is towards shipping (linked here) That's all for now, but again, I am here, ready to help. I know you can be successful on your journey, and I believe in you, even if you don't. 💛






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If you're subscribed, chances are you got it, woo-hoo! If not, you may need to check your spam folder and be sure to add me to your contacts list.


I am doing some active back office tidying up and with that, I also have rolled out a huge fall sale! (details below)


Before I share the promotion, I want to reach out today to give a virtual hug and genuinely check on you.


How are things going for you, really?


I have heard from many folks, and some whom I have previously consulted, that they are struggling, and I know personally how that can feel, especially coming into the fall and holiday season (especially in the US).

If things are going wonderfully for you, I want to hear about it! What has your journey and experience been like? I'd love to hear you "toot your own horn," and talk about a chance to feature you on an upcoming podcast episode! (Reply to vicki@thefastingfocusedlifestyle.com )

However, if you are one of the folks who are struggling at any level of your journey, I want to take a moment to share my heart with you.

This fall, like each previous year after becoming a widow (I am approaching my year 4 anniversary), I still get emotional and sometimes in a funky headspace. For me, fall was a celebratory and anniversary-filled time of year that I looked forward to, and now these anniversaries are a painful reminder of a life I used to have.


But before I go into a full widow-grief tangent, I want to share that more often than not nowadays, I am able to easily keep even those turbulent emotional waves pretty calm and steady.


I don't say any of this to brag, but instead, I hope you know I am sharing to inspire.


Every single one of us has had or will have, some of the hardest life circumstances. But our power, in case you need a reminder, can be found in our ability to keep a detachment mindset to those negative thoughts and feelings.


Yes, those hard feelings and emotions are ours, but instead, I want to challenge you to still feel them when they come, without holding on, and let them go with gratitude when your awareness brings more pleasant things to you. And this will be easier with practice!


I know this is easier said than done, but trust me when I say, that constantly staying in a "victim" mentality can shorten your life. I have seen this first-hand and thankfully avoided that fate by embracing my fasting-focused lifestyle. To also speak candidly through a few tears at the moment typing this, it would hurt my heart terribly to hear of any of my fasters falling gravely ill or passing away prematurely because of a missed chance at improving their health.

To personally assist you this season, for the entire month of September, I am setting up a special promotion. (and a special bonus)

Starting today, until the 30th, I will have 2 special promotions going:



Am I crazy to be dropping my prices this low? Probably, but the way I see it, I know what it's like to want help and support when you are on a VERY tight budget, believe me, I just don't want anyone to struggle in their journey. Also, the holiday season is coming soon, and this is my way of allowing you to get off to a good start before the year's end.

(Please reach out if you have questions or need additional accommodations)

So while I extend this offer I also want to add an exclusive bonus for you all, including the folks who have purchased my handbook.



I am currently in the works of batch-making more of my special bracelets, and I want to send them out to more folks who need the physical reminder. For those who don't know, IBIYEIYD is the mantra I have adopted since beginning my consulting journey. Read more in my blog post


And yes, I want to give them away, the only fee I ask is towards shipping (Etsy page linked here)

That's all for now, but again, I am here, ready to help.


Remember- My 30-day plan sale is only until the end of September!


I know you can be successful on your journey, and

I believe in you, even if you don't.


Virtual hugs to you ✨💛,

Vicki Sheerin


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