There are so many weight loss options out there. You have to find the best one for you. For some, the best option might not just be an option. Rather, it may be a combination of methods. I’ve dipped my toes in many of the weight loss waters. While some of these attempts were frustrating, others taught me a lot about what worked for my body…and what didn’t. To keep the pounds off, I have started soft dry fasting. During these periods, I’m rejuvenating my body with CBD coffee. How am I shredding fat with CBD coffee and soft dry fasting? Let me explain!
How Does Fasting Work?
Let’s start off with the tough part…fasting. Why on earth would someone deprive themselves of food? I ask in return…why are so many people suffocating themselves with food? Nearly one-third of the world is overweight. Whether it boredom, depression, or convenience, overconsumption is a struggle…and this struggle is very real!
Long before there was a McDonald’s on every corner, fasting was quite common. Not only was it a religious experience, but food wasn’t as easy to come by. After 12-16 hours of no food (or carbohydrates), the body will go into panic mode. Don’t panic. This is a good thing!
When we aren’t consuming calories, our body starts to lack energy. However, you don’t malfunction like a robot with its lever pulled down. Instead, your stomach breaks the glass door open and pulls out the emergency fire extinguisher. Your body forces itself deep into your adipose fat tissues and pulls out proteins known as ketones.
Ketones are energy that are used when there is not enough glucose to go around. As your body draws on the ketones, these proteins must come deep from within fat cells. Therefore, the ketones burn off the surrounding areas as they are pulled out of storage and enter the bloodstream. This helps break up some of the fat sitting around your waist.
There are many ways to go about fasting. However, staying hydrated is a must. To achieve this, many drink water, black coffee, and tea during a fasting period. However, you can safely consume 25 calories during a fast without disrupting ketosis. That is why some people add Keto Creamers to their coffee.
So, what am I doing?
- 5 Days No Food
- Drinking Hempworx CBD Coffee
- Mixed with 16 Oz BLK Water
- Topped with CBD Keto Creamers
You might be like, wait…did she say five days with no food? I did! However, I have been practicing intermittent fasting for a long time. Since I know a thing or two about fasting, let’s go over some concerns that surround the practice.
Potential Challenges in Dry Fasting
Limiting food intake is a huge step for anyone looking to make a lifestyle change. That’s why you should enter this endeavor educated. Your body is so used to a certain schedule and way of life. Changing your routine with something as drastic as suppressing food can be a culture shock for your system. Here are some things to look out for while you try dry fasting.
Blood Pressure Drops
Think of when you get hangry. Your head might spin and you might get a bit loopy. During these times, your blood pressure drops. That’s because your body relies on glucose to regulate your blood pressure. When you consume solid food, it is broken down into glucose. As glucose enters the bloodstream, your pancreas releases insulin to control the blood pressure. Neither glucose or insulin play a factor in ketosis. While that’s great news for diabetics, there’s no hall monitor to keep the blood pressure in check.
Loss of Electrolytes
As we move through the day, our body expends energy. When we are eating, we receive a ton of energy back from our foods. When we burn through that energy on our empty stomach, our body loses its stash of electrolytes. You might have the same effects as a hangover like dryness and dizziness. In worse cases, you may faint. That is why it is so important for newbie fasters to say hydrated.
Joint and Muscle Pain
Another common side effect to a dry fast is joint and muscle pain. A big reason for this is that our body is low on micronutrients…in particular, magnesium. This element is one of the most crucial micronutrients because it is responsible for over 300 bodily functions. This includes how the body recovers from the wear-and-tear of everyday life. The first sign of a magnesium deficiency during a fasting session will usually manifest as a headache.
Fatigue & Weakness
As I mentioned, your body is going through a huge transformation. It would only make sense that you might feel a bit weak and fatigued. However, as you become more accustomed to the practice, these feelings will subside. In fact, you will start to feel more energized during fasting periods with the more experience you gain.
Why Am I Drinking BLK Water?
My latest diet is a lot more restrictive than the typical fast. I am only consuming coffee once a day for five days. Therefore, I need to make sure that the water I use is fortified with all the essential nutrients I need. This is why I decided to use BLK Water for my dry fasting experience.
When your working on losing weight, there’s one thing you need to keep in your mind. Your gut got you in this mess. Make less of a mess of your gut and alkalize it. The Standard American Diet does a number on the microbiome. As we consume foods heavy in artificial ingredients, they clog up our system. This creates an overly acidic environment.
When your stomach is empty, it leaves an empty space for your gut bacteria to duke it out. Ideally, your gut should be between 7 and 8 pH. However, those with excess pounds tend to have a more acidic environment. Consuming BLK Water, which has a pH of 8, helps balance out the acidic atmosphere. In turn, it allows for beneficial bacteria to grow, so they can start to work on depleting the fat cells in your gut lining.
The biggest issue we have with nutrition is absorption. Just because we eat something doesn’t mean we reap all of its nutritional benefits. This is why fulvic acids are handy. These rare minerals are derived from beneath the earth’s surface and fused with purified water.
What’s great about fulvic acids is that they help transport minerals throughout the body. Having this mode of transportation is essential during a fast. When you aren’t consuming calories, every mineral counts. Fulvic acids make sure those minerals are accounted for!
70 + Trace Minerals
Remember that whole magnesium issue? With just one bottle of BLK Water, your needs can be met. While you are not consuming your micronutrients through a solid food source, you are still getting adequate nutrition. Therefore, your body will have just the right amount of energy to perform essential functions.
Of course, it’s hydrating…it’s water! However, BLK Water is also chock-full of electrolytes. As anyone who has had a round of food poisoning (or too much tequila) knows, we need electrolytes. These are the little cogs that keep the machine going, and that’s why I am so grateful for BLK Water during this fast!
Why Am I Using Hempworx CBD Coffee?
Now that you know my water source, let’s talk about what I’m adding to it. My go-to for all things coffee is Hempworx. They use all-natural ingredients to create a coffee that not only tastes great but helps burn off the pounds. Let’s take a look at the weight loss benefits of the ingredients in Hempworx CBD Coffee.
Chaga is not the prettiest looking fungus, but it sure will have you feeling pretty! These mushrooms contain 215 unique chemical compounds. In unison, these phytochemicals have shown to lower blood sugar and decrease blood pressure.
Much like the alkalized BLK Water, Chaga helps to destroy bad bacteria in your gut. While doing this, they simultaneously help fight inflammation. With less inflammation littering your gut lining, your stomach will jut out a little less!
The weight loss benefits of Chaga mushroom are further strengthened in the presence of CBD. Cannabinoids have an entourage effect with other phytochemicals. Therefore, the inflammatory properties of Chaga are increased. Not to mention, CBD itself is also a natural anti-inflammatory!
Plus, CBD is a fat-burner. Studies have shown that this hemp-derived molecule actually facilitates the mRNA expression of the Plod-1 gene. This protein is one of the primary catalysts for the growth of collagen. Collagen is essential in repairing damage to your gut lining caused by overly acidic environments. Not only does CBD help snuff out the inflammations that cause an unhealthy gut, but then helps fix the damage these inflammations did as well!
To make the most out of my only “meal” a day, I add some herbs to my morning brew. What many don’t know is that the peels of fruits have a ton of volatile oils and chemical compounds that have strong therapeutic abilities. That’s why essential oil companies bottle their scents by extracting the oils from the peel.
Flavonoids that live within the peel have strong antioxidative properties. Therefore, they can help clean out the damaged and dried up tissue that is clogging up your system. As a result, these herbs act as a vasodilator. That means they sweep out the pathways so nitric oxide and oxygenated blood cells make it to every area of the body. This is essential when you are trying to break down adipose tissue and fat cells.
To get a wide-variety of nutrients, I like to switch up which herbs I grace my morning coffee with. Some of the best ones to use during a fast include:
- Apple Peel Extract – Great Source of Fiber to Flush Out Toxins
- Bitter Orange Peel Extract – Lowers LDL Cholesterol
- Blueberry Peel Extract – Strong Antioxidant
- Cucurbita Pepo Fruit Peel Extract – Regulates LDL Cholesterol, Glucose, Triglycerides
- Pomegranate Peel Extract – Balances Hormones, Glucose Metabolism
There are many herbs just waiting to be mixed-and-match, so find the ones that are right for you. I like to switch them up every day so that all of my needs are getting met. By adding a variety of herbs to my morning routine, it provides a spectrum of benefits to my system.
Using CBD Keto Creamer
One of the hardest parts of fasting isn’t the whole not eating thing…it’s downing black coffee! Thankfully, Hempworx makes it easier with their delicious line of Keto Creamers. Hempworx Keto Creamers come in three popular flavors:
Not only do they taste great, but they’re guilt-free. As the name suggests, these creamers are formulated to bring on ketosis. This is a low-carb option that will not break your fast. If anything, it will help you absorb all the nutrients present in your BLK Water, Hempworx CBD Coffee, and herbs.
That’s because of the amazing ingredients in Hempworx CBD Keto Creamer. Let’s take a look at some of the great benefits this delicious coffee add-on can provide!
MCT oil stands for medium-chain triglycerides. That means these energy sources are not too long that they will get stuck in your fat tissues. In the same breath, they’re not so short that you will burn through them quickly. As Goldilocks would say, these triglycerides are “just right.”
On top of being an efficient source of energy, MCT oil is also chock full of omega-3 fatty acids. These are the building blocks responsible for restoring your gut. Therefore, MCT oil aids in rejuvenating dying cells and helps clean out the dead ones.
Lastly, MCT oil is high in fat. This is ideal for absorbing your nutrients. MCT oil seeps up all the vitamins and minerals and shields them from your stomach acids. As a result, the MCT oil takes the brunt of the fall into your gut. In turn, the nutrients are free to dissipate into your bloodstream.
Coconut oil gives CBD Keto Creamer its creamy texture. However, it’s also responsible for the Creamer’s high level of medium-chain triglycerides. In fact, coconut oil is the most abundant sources of these weight loss-inducing fats. However, there’s more than just being a great source of MCTs going for coconut oil.
This popular fruit oil is thermogenic. In other words, our body burns more calories breaking down coconut oil than is actually in the oil.
Digesting coconut oil not only burns calories, but it fills us up too. That’s right, coconut oil actually makes us feel fuller longer. One study with coconut oil found that just 2 tablespoons a day can translate up to 256 less calories consumed!
Adding CBD to the mix only exacerbates this result. That’s because CBD has shown to suppress feelings of hunger when it stimulates the endocannabinoid system.
Last is certainly not least here. This exotic fruit not only brings the flavor to CBD Keto Creamers, but the weight loss results as well. One of the greatest attributes of garcinia cambogia is that it reduces the appetite. This will make fasting much easier to accomplish.
In addition, garcinia cambogia inhibits the growth of an amino acid known as citrate lyase. Citrate lyase is the number one catalyst for the growth of fat cells. Without it, your body will instead turn that fat into energy, rather than storing it in the adipose tissue for later use.
Lastly, garcinia cambogia facilitates the growth of hydroxycitric acid (HCA). HCA is great for those who are trying to lose weight. When it comes into contact with fat cells, the fat will begin to oxidize. As a result, whatever nutrients are left will dissipate into the system and the byproducts will be flushed out.
Change Your Life with CBD Coffee & Soft Dry Fasting
You ready to lose some weight? I just gave you a ton of ways to go about it. What’s so fun about Hempworx CBD Coffee is that you can mix and match it with herbs and CBD Keto Creamers. Together, you will have a delicious morning kickstarter and gut-kicker. To make the most of your nutrition, be sure that BLK Water is your water source!
As I mentioned, I am fasting for five days with just one 16-ounce CBD Coffee made with BLK Water, herbs, and CBD Keto Creamer. That’s a lot to take on for beginners. Be sure to start slow. Maybe trying fast eight hours, then 12, then 16, and finally 24. Until you become more experienced, working up to 24-hour fasts once or twice a week should be your goal.
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