I have decided to try intermittent fasting, i.e. waiting 14-16 hours between eating from day to day. In my case that means limiting eating to a certain time window per day. I’m thinking 1-8 pm is a nice manageable window. All calories shall be consumed within that time frame.
So far this seems like the best idea I’ve ever had. I feel like prehistoric man discovering fire or something. It’s just about 1 pm now and I haven’t eaten anything or chewed any gum – just drank lots of coffee, water and tea. My head feels perfectly clear and while I am definitely a bit hungry, I have not wasted my entire morning waiting impatiently after breakfast to eat again. On the weekends in a state of nature I tend not to get hungry until lunchtime or early afternoon, so why not apply this to the week, too?
I had a small binge yesterday – but it was so much smaller than the binges prior, and I saw a 1.5 kilogram loss overnight. I want to be kind to myself and feel good physically, and overloading my body with sugar in huge amounts that it cannot process achieves the polar opposite.
Filed under: Uncategorized on March 14th, 2011