Week 3: 2nd-8th July
All Fall in Its Place
Monday 2nd July: A Great Day!
As you know I dread mondays for several reasons, on one one hand I Fast without drinking as I fast for religious reasons. I normally get headaches and feel low in comparison to the other days when I drink coffee when I feel I need a boost. On the other hand, my last meal on Sunday was at 8pm, so eating around 10pm on Monday, makes it 26 hours intermittent period.
BUT to my amazement, Monday was really good, I had no headaches at all and felt great all day. It is only around 8pm that I HAD ENOUGH.
IT REALLY HAS BEEN A POSITIVE AND EASY DAY!
Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th: Learning to drink Tea!
I keep on learning and adding strings to my bow. I am now varying the drinks I have during the day,
After the fast I drink lemon juice and apple cider vinegar and have my Vitamin B, C, D, magnesium and fish oil.
2am I drink water
After training I have 1-2 teas in the morning and one black coffee.
Later in the afternoon I have 1 tea and one black coffee.
If I Spin, I drink water with Sea salt and cream of potassium, if I don't I drink it when I break the fast.
The hunger and the thirst have been controlled for a while, now I am making progress in the ENERGY LEVEL, I KNOW FEEL BETTER, MORE ENERGIZED, MORE IN CONTROL.
WHEN I BREAK THE FAST, I ALSO CONTROL MY FOOD INTAKE BETTER, WHICH LED ME TO CONTINUALLY LOSE WEIGHT AND NOT CRAVE MY BEST FOOD.
I NORMALLY FINISH THE EVEING WITH A LATTE, YESTERDAY I DIDN'T HAVE ANY!
Thursday 5th: more of the same, slightly harder!
Tuesday was really good and I trained twice, Wednesday was Excellent and I I only trained once, Thursday was just good, I TRAINED THREE TIMES.
I believe that today the workload got me, I did weight first thing in the morning, then BJJ few hours later, then I went to the swimming pool with my younger son and finally I had a spin class in the evening.
I did crave food during the day, it was not to suppress the idea BUT I did Wish I could Eat. L
Thursday dinner was really good, little potatoes with kale, some salad I made the day before, 3 eggs, some smoked salmon, some leftover of humus AND I FELT GREAT...I wanted to treat myself to a spoon of peanut butter, dark chocolate and Latte.
I treated myself, BUT THE TRUTH IS I COULD HAVE DONE WITHOUT. THE IDEA WAS MORE ENJOYABLE THAN ACTUALLY HAVING THAT "TREAT"!
Friday 6th July: OOPS IT HAPPEND AGAIN!
I didn't set my alarm properly and arrived late at BJJ practice, I was at the gym at 5.15am and on the mat training at 5.25-30 til 6.30am.
The session was good, high level of concentration, the intensity was moderate but we were Chris and I hitting the techniques.
I left to prepare my dark coffee and at 6.45am I was on the spin Bike. 10 minutes into the session I Realised that I WAS FEELING AWESOME, STRONG, FULL AS IF I ATE 1h before the class.
I FELT ENERGIZED, STRONG, THAT SUPER STATE ATTRIBUTED TO PEOPLE WHO FAST, I REACHED IT.
IT IS THE THIRD TIMES IN 7 weeks!!
5.45pm I really start feeling low, we are at my son's school summer party. I don't want to eat anything, so I brought my peanut butter jar and some dark chocolate. I ate three tea spoon of peanut butter and some dark chocolate.
I feel better and not hungry for another two hours. I definitely BELIEVE TODAY IS A GOOD DAY!
Saturday, nothing to add as it was as good as yesterday!
Sunday, Up to a good start, then the BBQ!
I felt this morning that I cracked the code, I had a 10 minutes Kettlebell routine with body weight exercises followed by a challenging conditioning routine. Right after that one hour spin!
And I FELT GREAT! I felt strong.
But I have been invited to a BBQ, and only the thought of it unsettles me. Knowing I am not eating till 6pm suppresses any type of Hunger.
Knowing I am going to eat early create an hormonal response and I FEEL HUNGRY.
WEIRD BUT TRUE, so I ate, not too much but I did eat and then I ate the salad I prepared when I got home as I don't want to feel weak on Monday when I get back to fasting.
Intetmittent fasting is a funny animal, it is mainly a habit. You change your life style, this is why it works.
In regard to eating patterns, 3 meals, 2 meals or OMAD, Nobody is Right, nobody is Wrong...
WHAT WORKS FOR YOU!