The refeeding period
Full coaching for your water fast (see here) already includes coaching for the refeeding period after your fast, while you transition back to a normal diet. This normally takes about a third to a half of the length of the actual fast. (For example, after a 10-day fast the refeeding period usually lasts 3-5 days, while after a 21-day fast it is more likely to take 7-10 days.)
Stick to good habits with diet coaching!
Full coaching ends once refeeding is over, and your digestion is up and running smoothly again. For many people, though, this is precisely when the trouble of sticking to your diet starts! This is why I also offer online diet coaching for after the fast and refeeding period (please see the contact form at the bottom of this page). The main aims of diet coaching are:
- To help you maintain the health benefits of your fast into the long term
- To continue the good habits established while refeeding
- To establish greater accountability for what you eat
After a fast, it is notoriously difficult to stay on track and control eating habits. If, during your fast, you’ve felt deprived by not eating, it’s likely that you’ll try to compensate afterwards by seeking extra comfort in extra food. If you’ve lost a lot of weight during the fast, your body is going to try to put that weight back on again. Sometimes there’s an insatiable hunger. Sometimes there’s just an uncontrollable urge to eat, eat, eat. There are a million reasons for things going wrong: some physical (hormonal or endocrine related, eg. ghrelin levels), some emotional and psychological (such as cravings or the return of food addictions). Whatever the reason, it can be a real struggle to stay on course – especially if you’re alone.
Which diet is best after a fast?
There are and always have been countless diets out there, all claiming to be the best. This simply illustrates that there is no single ‘best’ diet for all people at all times. I am happy to support you in following whatever diet you choose to follow, so long as it is nutritionally sound. If, on the other hand, you aren’t sure what direction is right for you, my role as a diet coach includes helping you to decide.
Lifestyle coaching to support your diet
Along with maintaining healthy choices in terms of diet, the end of a fast is also a perfect time to improve lifestyle choices. I can help you initiate or fine-tune an exercise program to burn more calories, raise your metabolic rate and stay fit and healthy. I’m also happy to support you in restructuring other areas of your life, in order to help you achieve your goals.
What diet and lifestyle coaching offers you
(1) Video calls 3 times a week (WhatsApp or Skype, usually @10-15 min)
(2) Unlimited email or messaging contact for the duration of coaching (24/7)
It’s up to you to decide how long you’d like continued support through diet and lifestyle coaching. This program works on a weekly basis and can simply be renewed as need be. However, it is a good idea to commit to a certain length of time initially, in order to ensure that you stay the course.
(1) $80 per week (discount price for those who are continuing on from full coaching)
(2) $100 per week (standard price)
In order to set up diet coaching:
(A) If we’re already working together through full coaching, just let me know you’d like to continue with diet coaching after your fast, and we’ll take it from there!
(B) If you’ve not fasted with me, and would like diet coaching:
- Please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM below.
- I will reply by email (usually within 24 hrs) in order to set up a schedule for our video calls, give you a link for payment as well as my contact details.
- Follow the instructions regarding secure payment by credit card.
Payment is due before our (first) video call.
*Please note: I am not a medical doctor and do not offer medical advice or supervision for any fast or diet following the fast. I encourage those with medical issues to seek advice from a qualified M.D., in parallel with my own knowledge and experience as a fasting coach.