Amie Richmond - Veggie Magazine

Amie is interviewed by Veggie Magazine about the topic of intermittent fasting

March 2018

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Could intermittent fasting help us loose weight and have health benefits?

Intermittent fasting generally means that you consume your calories during a specific window of the day, and choose not to eat food for a larger window of time.

New research into fasting is turning conventional nutrition advice on its head challenging tradition recommendations such as always have breakfast, eat little and often, and never go hungry.  Some studies are showing reduced risk factors for ageing and diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, whilst benefits include reduced level of systemic inflammation and visceral fat when using intermittent fasting.

Amie Richmond agrees, saying  “there is mounting scientific evidence to support intermittent fasting”.

“One study found that intermittent fasting helped to reverse diabetes and facilitate fat burning by reprogramming non-insulin producing cells.”

“ Intermittent fasting has also been shown to enhance hormone function to facilitate weight loss. A 2014 review from Scientific Literature showed intermittent fasting can cause weight reductions of 3-8% over 3-24 weeks. The people on the trial also lost 4-7% of their waist circumference, which indicates that they specifically lost belly fat, the harmful fat in the abdominal cavity that can cause disease.”

Nonetheless, fasting isn’t for everyone, and depending on your health and lifestyle circumstances does need to be recommended by a qualified and experience practitioner.

If your goal is fat loss rather than fitness Amie says that intermittent fasting can be very effective. “In order to fast for 12-16 hours you should ideally do this overnight rather than during the day when you require extra energy and it’s important not to fast daily as it can increase stress and elevate cortisol levels when done too often”.

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Amie Richmond - Salisbury Life Magazine

To read the full article go to New Year 2018 Issue 247

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How to recover from the Christmas excesses and feel good fast!

Amie Richmond is one of the experts quoted in the New Year Salisbury Life Magazine

"Christmas is a time of indulgence but know the difference between having a bit of what you fancy and having a full-on binge. If you make it your New Year's resolution to keep active, by the time next Christmas comes around, you'll already be in the habit and you won't feel so bad."

Amie Richmond also thinks we should be kinder to ourselves, "If you look in the mirror and have harsh thoughts about yourself, then stop and think, would you say the same thing out loud to someone you loved?"

And for a bit of fun... On New Year Selfies - Amie say "To avoid that extra chin sceanrio angle, get the camera above your head and tilt your face down."

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Amie Richmond - Salisbury Life Magazine

To read the full article go to Nov 2017 Issue 245


Sweet Enough

Amie Richmond from Salisbury’s nutrition support group My Body Fabulous, hosted a Sugar Free Bake Off event at Parkwood Health and Fitness recently for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Amie, who was a finalist for Best Complimentary Therapy Centre, Wiltshire 2017, explains, “We raised over £700 in just three hours so it was a great success with 60 people throughout the morning, “The winner of the sugar free bake off was Emma Harrison who very kindly donated her £100 prize money from Body Fabulous to our Macmillan fund raising.”