Updated: Jul 20, 2020
Not a day goes by where we don’t hear about another fad diet. Whether it’s something the sidebar of shame is presenting as the holy grail thanks to an influencer embracing it, or one of your Facebook friends pushing the latest wonder pill, juice, or potion - fad diets are everywhere.
At Billionaire Chef Services, we don’t believe in fad diets - we believe in enjoying the experience of eating. On the flip side to diets though is snacking and we don’t believe in that either. Too many people take the enjoyment out of eating by grabbing something on the go or resorting to lazy food choices when at home. Whilst due to lockdown and not going out often, many of us have come accustomed to poor food choices. We are here to change that.
When you hire a private chef from Billionaire Chef Services, you won’t just be paying for food, you will be paying for an experience. We are here to ensure that you enjoy the love of eating.
Bringing the experience of eating out at a restaurant to your own home, we provide you with the opportunity to eat high-quality- food which is healthy, nutritious and made to be enjoyed. We believe in eating with the heart and eating with love. This is not just about nutritious food, it’s about eating food that gets to the soul.
We are inspired by our childhood. I remember the tales which would accompany the food I ate when I was younger. My father would have a tale for every dish.
African and Caribbean food is about speaking from the heart. There is always a story behind the food. For example, the rich vegetable soup called efo riro is a native dish to the Yoruba people. The word efo, means green leafy vegetable. Whilst riro, means stir. The combination of these words conjure up tales which are renowned by those from the north and south west of Nigeria and those from the Hausa tribe when eating the equivalent dish of edikaikongsoup.
We are firm believers of eating well - even if that is just once a day. We have seen too many people have their heads turned by unrealistic diets and others who feel the need to constantly snack. That’s why we advocate our service alongside intermittent fasting.
Intermittent fasting is one diet, which we can get behind. If you’re overweight, intermittent fasting has been proven to assist with weight loss.
There are generally considered to be three types of intermittent fasting and we believe the meals we offer to be able to work with them all.
The types of intermittent fasting:
Alternate-day fasting: This involves alternating between a 24-hour "fast day" when you eat less than 25% of usual energy needs, followed by a 24-hour non-fasting "feast day" period. It is the strictest form of intermittent fasting because there are more days of fasting per week.
Whole-day fasting: This involves any period of consecutive fasting of more than 24 hours, such as the 5:2 diet where there are one or two fast days per week. During the fasting days, the consumption of approximately 500 to 700 calories, or about 25% of your regular daily caloric intake, is usually allowed instead of complete fasting.
Time-restricted feeding: This involves eating only during a certain number of hours each day. Skipping a meal and the 16:8 diet (16 fasting hours cycled by 8 non-fasting hours) are examples.
The benefits of intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting can drive weight loss by lowering insulin levels. Your body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose. Cells then use this for energy or convert it into fat and store it for later use. Insulin is the hormone which allows cells to take in glucose. Your insulin levels will drop when you are not consuming food. During a period of fasting, decreasing insulin levels can cause cells to release their glucose stores as energy. When repeated as will happen with intermittent fasting, this will lead to weight loss.
Lower the risk of type 2 diabetes
Studies show that intermittent fasting can lower blood glucose and insulin levels if you are at risk of diabetes. Among adults who were overweight and obese, researchers observed reductions in markers of diabetes, such as insulin sensitivity.
As a result, it is suggested that intermittent fasting could lower the risk of type 2 diabetes in those that are overweight.
Improved heart health
Studies show that intermittent fasting can lead to a reduction in blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol, and triglycerides in your body. The lowering of triglycerides is key, as these are the type of fat present in the blood which has links to heart disease.
How we can assist with intermittent fasting
Billionaire Chef Services works with intermittent fasting because you will have a chef come to your home, cook for you and you will have the experience where your food is making you feel joyful and you are appreciating a hearty meal. This will be something you will only do once a day and will be something you look forward to.
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