Tuesday, April 10, 2018
For a while I been looking at intermittent fasting and was just on the fence about which way to go about it. Over the weekend I found a really good article and just kept on reading. It feels like all my questions, concerns and hold-ups where answered here. I include the link in case someone wants to check it out. I really love the writing style; its basically dumbed down so us non medical folks can understand it too.
Yesterday I spend my first day intermittent fasting and it was surprisingly easy to do. Generally my meals, stress and emotional eating and snack times all fall between noon and night. Skipping breakfast was always easy for me and only because of repeatedly being told not to skip breakfast was I eating it. Not ever because I need food that early in the morning or because I was starving or even hungry. Give me a cup of coffee and I am good to go. The only down side is I have to learn to drink it black during the fasting period of the day. ..aka when I wake up.
How did I do yesterday? I ate breakfast at noon; just because I skip breakfast doesn't mean I can't eat breakfast foods. I love them enough to eat them noon or dinner as well. (I echo James Clear here, lol). Any way I wanted to see if I can pile enough food and nutrients in here to last. I came out around 750 calories mainly because I had 2 instead of one hash browns, I also had scrambled egg, grilled asparagus, beef fajita with sautéed red and orange peppers and onions. For desert I ate 2 fresh plumbs and felt really full, but not over stuffed.
In the afternoon I ate a Greek yogurt after returning from a 2.5 mile walk. I could have skipped it and might or might not in a few days, but I usually eat something in the afternoon and it's a habit. I also ate a snack pack of cheetoh's which is a weakness of mine and I allow one a day at 160 cal. Anyway, dinner was around 7.30 pm and I ate fish, Asian style vegetables which I had 3 servings at 60 cal. each and a small hand full of string fries. The fries where more for my hubby to appease him. All in all I came out of yesterday eating about 1700 cal. Which is not bad, a little more than I aim for but not bad. So now that I have the first day under my belt, I am going to try for the rest of the week keeping my cal. intake around 1500 to 1700 cal. Let's see what the scale says next Monday, or better yet the measuring tape. I don't often check on that, but for this trial I will.
Wish me luck and keep on everyone