06 March 2018

What Is Glow15?

Glow15 is NOT a diet!

Glow15 is a way of viewing food and nutrition differently.

In her new book, Glow15, Naomi Whittel points out, “Smart nutrition starts with understanding that there is value in all the macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrates) and micronutrients (vitamins, polyphenols, and minerals) found in natural foods.”

In Glow15, instead of getting into a laundry list of “do” and “do not” and “don’t you dare” foods,

Whittel emphasizes thinking about what foods will do the most to boost your youthfulness.

She also focuses on educating readers about timing as it relates to your diet.

On the Glow15 plan, you limit your protein intake to a total of about 25 grams on the same three days you practice intermittent fasting (Low Days). The other four days (High Days), you will eat normal to high amounts of protein.

To determine a normal amount of protein for your body take your body weight and multiply it by .36.

For a 130 pound woman, this would be about 47 grams of protein on a high day.

On Glow15, your three non-consecutive days of fasting and protein restriction will be your Low days. The four remaining days will be your High days. Whittel explains, “These can be any days you choose, but I like to choose a specific rotation. The majority of the women on the program selected Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as their Low days so they could indulge in unrestrained eating on the weekends.”

On your High Days (4 days a week), you can enjoy unrestricted eating with no time window. It is important to consume average to high amounts of protein (10 to 35 percent of daily calories, or 45 to 55 grams) on these four days.

On your Low Days (3 nonconsecutive days a week) you will fast for 16 consecutive hours and skip one meal. Most participants chose to stop eating after dinner and skip breakfast, but skipping dinner is also a viable option. The 16-hour fast is followed by 8 hours of eating. During the 8 hours, you should eat low amounts of protein. This should represent less than 5% of your daily calories, or under 25 grams.

To determine your recommended restricted protein amount, multiply your weight (in pounds) by 0.36 (grams of protein recommended per pound of body weight) and then divide by 2.

For example, for a 130-pound woman: 130 × .36 = 46.8 and 46.8/2 = 23.4, or approximately 23 grams of protein.

Naomi Whittel has a promise for her readers that practice IFPC and the other aspects of her science-backed lifestyle plan:

“By following the Glow15 guidelines, you will see results, from your shrinking waistline to your growing energy levels, in just fifteen days. But making them a permanent part of your lifestyle will allow you to reap all the benefits of Glow15 for a youthful and very long life.”

Purchase your copy of Glow15 today.

Disclosure:  This is a contributed post.

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