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Daniel's Challenge Weight-Loss Guide
Of the many ways to lose weight, a whole-foods, plant-based, diet is most healthful. When you eat an array of fruits, vegetables, and grains (including legumes), without adding animal products and concentrated sources of fats, such as vegetable oils, losing excess weight becomes natural. Moreover, improvements in cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and many other aspects of health follow. Eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner from your choice of meals that are included in Part 6 of Daniel's Challenge will lead naturally to the loss of excess body weight. To quicken weight-loss further, add short-term, intermittent fasting to your whole-foods, plant-based diet, and include each of the non-dietary factors that are included below.
Short-Term Intermittent Fasting
Hydrate well with water from morning until 8:00 PM and limit your eating window each day to six hours. For example, eat between the hours of 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM or 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Begin eating your first meal at the beginning of your eating window with a Favorite Meal from any of those given in Part 6 of Daniel's Challenge, such as a a large bowl of Fruited Greens and steamed vegetables such as potatoes, cauliflower, and broccoli, as seen in Part 6 of Daniel's Challenge. For dinner choose another one of the Favorite Meals. Eat until you are pleasantly satisfied, but do not overeat and stuff yourself. Stop eating food and drinking water at the end of your six-hour eating window. Following this pattern of eating will lead you to fast from food (not water) for 18 hours each day.
Science has demonstrated that this pattern of eating quickens weight loss and improves health as follows: First, blood glucose and insulin levels will decrease during fasting hours, which will prevent the storing of fat and will lead to the release of excess water weight. Second, glucagon levels will increase, leading to the release of excess fluids and fats. Third, lipolysis, or the release of fat from fat stores into the bloodstream will increase by up to 50 percent. Fourth, epinephrine and norepinephrine levels will increase, which will lead to the accelerated release of fat and glycogen into the bloodstream for energy production. Fifth, growth hormone production will increase by up to six fold, which will lead to the preservation of muscle mass and basal metabolic rate during weight loss. Sixth, the body will experience a rise in temperature in the skeletal muscles (thermogenesis), which will increase calorie burning by up to 30 percent. Seventh, your appetite will stabilize, and your eating disciplines will increase, leading to better eating habits.
Non-Dietary Factors that Further Weight Loss Success
Exercise and breathe deeply from fresh air daily, obtain proper sleep and adequate sunshine, and avoid all harmful substances. Add to these, grace, wherein your weak things will be made strong unto you, in Christ. Do this by making alive in you each of the 12 doctrine that are discussed in Back to Strong. Finally, keep a daily record of your progress as you ascend in understanding and ability to eat like Daniel and to be fully magnified with capacity to fulfill your life’s mission.
Special Note: Before engaging in Daniel's Challenge, please study carefully each of its seven parts:
Also, it is good to do Daniel's Challenge with a friend or friends who also have great interest in doing so after they read and study these seven different parts. You can use any of the sharing features below to share Daniel's Challenge with them. Also, we are offering Video Conferencing to all who desire further assistance. It important that you make this a permanent lifestyle change, and it is good to have expert assistance from time to time, when it is needed. Best!