One too many cocktails, not enough exercise, rich food and a generally fabulous Spring Break doesn’t have to set you back for months of misery and unnecessary “dieting.” The good news is you can bounce back from the binge and get back on track with tips from celebrity Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Lauren Rashap.
1. Skip breakfast. If you haven’t gotten on the Intermittent Fasting (IF) fat burning bandwagon…what are you waiting for for? “Studies show that it slows aging, helps maintain ideal body weight and reduces the risk of age-related diseases,” shares Rashap. There are many versions of IF, but the one she promotes to her clients is what she calls, “Feeding Window, Fasting Window.” According to Rashap the concept is rather simple: “Eat all of your meals within a 10-12 hr window. That way you body has time to digest your meals, and use fat instead of a constant flow of glucose for fuel.” Once digestion is complete, about 10 hours after the last meal, the body enters into “detox mode.”
2. Meditate and loose weight! Really???? Studies show that mindfulness meditation may reduce the risk of obesity by 50 percent. Rashap shares that a daily meditation practice of only 2-5 minutes has a “profound effect on the mind and body in reducing anxiety and aging. In 4-6 months of meditation practice, telormerase activity (one of the measures of longevity) goes up by 30%.” Rashap teaches specific mantras and mindfulness practices proven help to manage overeating and reduce cravings!
3. Sweat at the cellular level. Rashap recommends the deep detox and calorie burning power of infrared sauna (Sauna Bar and Bulletproof Labs are two of her Los Angeles favorites). “Infrared differs from sauna therapy in that its light frequencies penetrate at the cellular level to detox tissues from everything from toxins to heavy metals,” she explains, adding that one can burn up to 600 calories in as little as one 30-minute session. Read more of this story »