The Fasting And OMAD Journey

Week 5: 16-22nd July

Monday 16th: was good, I went back to fasting after breaking the fast early on Sunday. It went smoothly, I felt no hunger, thirst, just another in the office.

Tuesday 17th: I tried to push harder at a physical level, I did BJJ in the morning, Kettlebell and spin class.

I felt full of energy, I can go on and on, but I feel that I lost explosiveness. 

By the way I hit my long time lowest 80.3kg.

Wednesday and Thursday were weird, I started to feel that the weight is not moving. Quite surprising, have to put more emphasis on planning my meals.

Nevertheless, it is surprising because I am a bit stressed and feel extremely tired.  My wife was away and I have to stay with the boys and feed them and put them to bed.

When my wife came back and took over, meaning I didn't have to put them to bed. I lied in the living room and slept 1-2 hours. I felt drained... 

Friday 20th: end of the rope!

I am exhausted and burnout, from 5-6.30am I had my BJJ session and at the end of the session I was adamant, I was not going to spin!

Obviously, I did the opposite and spin really hard. I enjoyed it, but deep inside I knew I will have to pay for it. Effectively, my legs were shut, I ached, felt my blood sugar dropped. At 2pm, I had to eat something to be able to keep up with my day. 

I also started to question my hormones! I have been paying more attention to my food intake but the weight has gone up! 

Lately, I have been under pressure. I have a lot of things going on, in particular the launch of my football academy. I believe that everything Play a role in the way I felt lately. 

Saturday 21st: My guess may be right! 

I did feel a bit hungry in the morning, I put it down to search of comfort. I have been a compulsive eater my whole life. I am used to eat to feel better. the stress I felt lately make me feel about food. 

After running my training session, I felt good mentally but drained. I know that feeling, it is the way I normally feel after a BJJ competition. The mechanism is as follows, I spend weeks training and reached competition day burnt out. Nevertheless, I can focus to compete, but once I have competed my body and brain just shut down. 

It is 5pm and I had 2 coffees and 1 tea and no food so far and after relaxing a bit I feel good. Definitely, being stressed played a massive role on me being hungry, I crave for food and feel exhausted. 

On Sunday 22nd, after working I decided to break the fast and have a normal day. I started to eat quite early around 1pm and had a relaxing day. After processing all the experiences I went through, I decided to move into a 16h fasting/8h eating and 2 meals protocol. 

I almost forgot to add that I trained 9 weeks in a row without REST! I am simply physically Exhausted. 

Today till Monday I will be resting, no training at all JUST RECOVERY, IT IS TIME TO GIVE MY BODY A DESERVED REST! 

 On the left 19th of January 84.7kg at my peak ready to go to the BJJ European Championship that I won. On the right 12th of July 2018, 80.7kg my lowest in 11 years and as fit or fitter!

On the left 19th of January 84.7kg at my peak ready to go to the BJJ European Championship that I won. On the right 12th of July 2018, 80.7kg my lowest in 11 years and as fit or fitter!