First of all, I am not a doctor or medical professional. I am not a nutritionist, or personal trainer, or any kind of expert in the field of diet or exercise. What I am is a wife, and full-time working mother of three beautiful little boys, who has finally discovered a simple solution to a very frustrating problem for many people.
I am also an avid researcher, life-long learner, and self-experimenter of all things health and wellness; and a big believer in holistic health and self-care. That being said, the information provided in this blog should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult and work with your physician prior to following any new diet plan.
Also, on a very serious note, if you struggle with symptoms of disordered eating or are being treated for an eating disorder, please consult with your doctor and therapist before exploring my What IF Diet Plan. Although fasting and intermittent fasting does not cause eating disorders, it can exacerbate symptoms for those already struggling with disordered eating tendencies. My What IF Diet Plan is NOT a quick-fix or starvation diet that will make you shed pounds quickly. In fact, it is possible to gain weight during the first phase of the plan. If the thought of gaining a few pounds fills you with dread, then the What IF Diet Plan may not be for you.
Though I am not a doctor or expert in nutrition, I reference many sources from medical studies, journals and books written by medical professionals and researchers. I highly recommend reading the books and articles that I reference when you have a chance. While reading the references is not required in order to utilize the What IF Diet Plan, there are many biological processes and terminologies that are explained in better detail and more eloquently that what I can do. Plus, if you are anything like me, reading these resources may help make you feel empowered and even more in-tune with your body.
You may also feel a bit shocked and somewhat perturbed when you realize that the answers have been at our finger-tips the entire time, but often overlooked or swept under the rug. If you find yourself fuming from time to time, like I did, take comfort in knowing that it is not too late to heal yourself and overcome the struggle with food and weight. My What IF Diet Plan can work for people of all ages, ethnicities, and lifestyles – with support from your doctor(s,) of course.