Intermittent fasting experiment, initial thoughts…

Well…I have been doing this fasting thing for 10 days. It feels less to be honest, which is probably a good sign…

In general I haven’t been super hungry, and in general, what hungry I do have I can ward off with water and coffee.Β  There have been a couple of times when I have been really hungry but they balance out…

The first couple of days were challenging because I was thinking about it a lot, which made the whole thing worse. Generally it is not too bad because I am at work and doing things so get distracted until food time. I think this could be why people say they are more focused when fasting…they have to do more to distract themselves from food! I did spend the first couple of mornings checking my app to see how long i had left to wait before I could eat…

029c6419-374a-4a5f-a72a-5bb0b5b67adbYes, of course I have an app for this…I have an app for everything πŸ˜€ it is handy because it stops me having to remember times…

So, what are my findings so far, well…I have noticed a couple of things:

  • Working out in the morning is harder with no food in me! This is especially true when I have exercised the night before also within the fasting period.
  • I think about food a lot. I get the urge to eat a lot. Most of these times I am not really hungry, I am just looking for something to do.
  • Having no food in the mornings seems to make it more noticeable when I haven’t had enough sleep. Which is most of the time…
  • I am having to be much more organised in order to make sure I can get all food and exercise and suchlike dealt with in the allotted time.
  • It is not as hard as I thought it would be.

The other burning question is, does it work for fat / weight loss… well… It is pretty hard to tell in 10 days, but after 1 week I weighed myself again and I had lost 0.6kg and my fat % had gone down 0.3% which is not a lot…but it is a step in the right direction.

A step in the right direction that could be complete coincidence, I won’t know really until I have done this for a month (yes that is an arbitrary length of time…).

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The main thing is I feel like I am more in control of what I am eating which is important. So it is definitely worth keeping going with it πŸ™‚ I have to now anyway…I have written it in my Bullet Journal!

As well as all this eating experimentation, I have been doing my utmost to do activity every day. A couple of days this involved cleaning the house and pruning apple trees, but believe me these things are definitely active πŸ™‚

I have done exercise exercise too… I have even (believe it or not) done some running O_O I found a new running app (of course) I’ll tell you more about it when I have done more than 2 workouts from it πŸ™‚

 

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  1. Sounds like it’s going well so far πŸ™‚ Just out of interest, how many apps do you actually have?! I’m so proud of you for trying this out, it’s an excellent way to refocus.

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    1. I have no idea…but I suspect it runs into the 100s…
      I have 9 running apps and 14 fitness apps (which don’t include running) then about 5 for timing intervals and Tabata and such plus walking apps and 22 30 day challenge ones…and that is just my exercise related apps
      Thank you πŸ™‚
      It seems to be working for the refocusing 😊

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