Intermittent Fasting: Transformational Technique | Cynthia Thurlow | TEDxGreenville

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  • 14/05/2019 को प्रकाशित
  • NOTE FROM TED: Please do not look to this talk for medical advice and consult a medical professional before adopting an intermittent fasting regiment. This talk only represents the speaker’s views on fasting, diet, and health. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give organizers are described in more detail here:
    Two-thirds of women 40-59 years old are overweight and more than 1/2 are obese. Intermittent fasting can help women lose weight effectively. And can have profound impact on bio-physical profiles, but also improved self esteem and interpersonal relationships. It is easy to implement, it is inexpensive and flexible.
    Cynthia is a Western medicine trained nurse practitioner and functional nutritionist who is passionate about female hormonal health. She believes that the inherent power of food and nutrition can be your greatest asset to your health and wellness journey. She works 1:1 with female clients and is the creator of Wholistic Blueprint a 6-week signature program for female hormonal health, she's also the co-host of Everyday Wellness podcast and a recurring segment contributor on her local ABC affiliate in Washington, DC. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  • Thomas Wilborn Jr
    Thomas Wilborn Jr 3 साल पहले +3

    She is ABSOLUTELY right! I lost 60lbs skipping "the most important meal of the day." I tried the 16:8. The first 30lbs was lost with no exercise or diet change, the last 30lbs were lost with diet change and exercise. It was hands down one of the best changes I have ever made in my life.

  • Catherine Hughes
    Catherine Hughes साल पहले +1

    I found this talk in September 2020 and it has been life-changing. Down 70lbs in one year. Thank you.

  • Mary Graham
    Mary Graham दिन पहले +8

    Whoever finds this comment... May you always remember how much you are loved and appreciated in this world. Keep your head up; you're doing fantastically well, and I'm very proud of you.

  • Julchen
    Julchen  +755

    I am 50. Been fasting 30 years( intermittently& extended fasts). I approve this message.👏 Spiritual, physical, mental/cognitive benefits💜🙏

  • Allie Lovette

    I gained so much weight with my pregnancies and was really struggling postpartum. I started intermittent fasting in November 2020, not eating until noon or after 8pm, and by March I was down 40lbs. I started working out a few days a week with weightlifting, but I had to give that up when I returned to the office regularly. I now IF 5-6 days a week, giving myself some grace on the weekends to have breakfast with my family. It wasn't a diet, it wasn't restrictive, and it worked. I wasn't overly strict with what I ate during my eating window. If I wanted pizza, I had pizza. If I wanted a cookie, I had a cookie. I found my appetite shrunk and it took a lot less to make me full. Before, I would practically binge eat and not be able to stop. Now moderation is easy and I don't feel like I am restricting myself or starving. It has changed my life!

  • BrooklynAllDay BrooklynAllNight

    Me and my wife are intermittent fasting, we just started though, we only eat between 4pm-8pm, and it's low carb, low sugar, keto but not really keto, it's only been 15 days but we are sticking to it and staying strong. Good luck to all who are trying to do the right thing for their bodies.

  • Ilshim 34
    Ilshim 34 2 साल पहले +9

    My intermittent fasting consists of eating between 12pm and 4pm and fasting the rest of time. I have been doing this for over eight months and I feel as good as I can be at my age (I will be 77 in a few days!) I am extremely poor, so I can't afford the best quality salmon, and most of my vegetables, avocados, and nuts are not organic, but I eat as healthy as my budget allows. Sometimes what you don't eat is just as important as what you eat. Avoid processed and sugary foods, avoid restaurants (I can't afford them anyway!), make everything from scratch, chew your food well, etc. Hope it helps!

  • Moon
    Moon  +102

    Girls, hear me out! I'm 28 and I've been fasting for months. I started with the 16/8, then went for the 18/6, with the 20/4 after 2 months and then with the 23/1. I used to feel great, like I've never felt before BUT I had to STOP intermittent fasting because my cycle completely stopped. I learnt that women should be fasting differently to men. We have a more complicated hormone system. Hair might start falling and fertility issues might come up! PLEASE, pay attention. It is good to fast BUT NOT EVERYDAY, especially during ovulation and pre-mestrual week.

  • Saul Smith
    Saul Smith  +265

    I started intermittent fasting in October of last year and I have lost 30 pounds so far. Started out at 230 pounds and for the first time in almost a decade I weighed under 200 pounds yesterday. I eat dinner at 7 PM and don’t eat again until 11 AM at the earliest. Multiple times a week I will do one meal a day. I’ve drastically cut out sugar and carbs, although not completely. This weight loss has happened with minimal exercise. I’ve just recently decided to go on daily brisk walks for 30 minutes during my fasted state. I know it’s different for everyone, but for me, this was shockingly simple.

  • Nine2Nine
    Nine2Nine  +221

    I fast for 20 hours a day and eat for 4. Except for the hunger I find that I generally feel way better. The biggest benefit I have noticed though is the lack of laziness. I find myself completing projects I normally put off and actively looking for things to do in my downtime. It also helps control my blood sugar so for a prediabetic this is extremely helpful.

  • Daniela Di Sante

    I’ve been doing this for years. I’ve sometimes stopped but then went back to it and when I do intermittent fasting it’s when I feel best! I’ve got more energy, more concentration, I want to exercise, and I don’t feel sluggish and sleepy. Some super models adopt this technique too

  • Fernando Antillon
    Fernando Antillon साल पहले +3

    Been fasting for 2 months now, I’m just a regular guy with regular work hours, local truck driver, just wanted to post for encouragement. I’ve lost 30 pounds in 2 months with no other changes other than fasting. No exercise no supplement. Anyone can do it 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼and I cheat, I have coffee with cream every morning 😑

  • Chitra Ravi

    I have been practicing IF for 10 years. In the best form I have been. Now in my early 60s. I follow a more Indian form of IF wherein I eat breakfast and lunch but skip dinner. This is more like how our ancestors ate, in sync with the sun. I believe this is vastly better than skipping breakfast. More in tune with nature.

  • Meka Johnson Texas REALTOR®
    Meka Johnson Texas REALTOR® 28 दिन पहले +9

    Love this! I have been doing a 16:8 fast for three weeks now but on Sundays now I’ve added a 24 hour fast 💕. Love to see more information is being given about IF and it’s benefits.

  • Behind the Muscle

    Another benefit of intermittent fasting is digestion. It gives your digestive systems a break and can do wonders for helping heal/strengthen your gut!

  • Vy Lam
    Vy Lam  +46

    Wow! Love how she really goes in-depth into the topic. She is very clear and realistic about intermittent fasting. And she is right! We don't need to break our bank to look and feel good

  • Deborah Hackman

    This has worked for me as well. When people say they can't fast, they really get hung up on the word "fasting". I don't refer to it as fasting, but a way of life. I learned to embrace those initial hunger pangs in the morning. It has really helped me change my mindset. I also drink a lot of water.

  • Dave Kendall
    Dave Kendall साल पहले +2

    I'm living proof, I've been on a 8/16 schedule pretty much 6 days a week for around 6 months now. I'm 35yo 5'9 I started out weighting 265lbs. I'm 200lbs today. I'm actually revisiting this video, this was one of the videos that inspired me to do it. So thank you, seriously. Update: jan.9.2022 changed my profile pic so you guys can see the progression. Im hovering around 170 now. Getting leaned out. Thanks again for all the support 🙏 ❤

  • Timothy Scruby

    I am 64 years old, male. I have been fasting 20 hours per day for a little over 2 years, with several 44 hour fasts per month. I have lost 65 pounds, stopped blood pressure meds, stopped talking about cholesterol meds due to improved test results. My weight is stable. My feet don’t hurt anymore. I am able to run for exercise again. I have much less inflammation and pain. I am forever in debt to my doctor who has guided me onto this path. It is definitely a lifestyle change for me. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith  +19

    I started delaying breakfast and gradually moved the first meal out until I hit one in the afternoon. Like most in the comments, it has worked wonderfully. There really wasn't any hunger pain either since I did this in 15 minute intervals.