I started Intermittent fasting on the 16th may 2018 till the 14th of June. At that time I was doing the Ramadan, I was doing a tough OMAD (one meal a day 23 hours fasting and 1 hour eating Window) "tough" because during the Ramadan I cannot Eat and DRINK!
I lost during the Ramadan around 4kilos and felt so good that I decided to carry on fasting, during a month and a half I kept on with a soft OMAD, soft as I could drink, tea and coffee during my fasting period.
After a month and a half it was really hard to carry on with the OMAD, it was taking a toll on my mind, I was becoming food obsessed, weight loss obsessed. I also had two days where I hit the wall, I felt terrible, my blood sugar went so LOW...IT WAS SCARY.
I also realised that I lost Strength, explosiveness and JOY!
Yes JOY! To fast and get results is not everything. I NEED TO HAVE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS AND BE HAPPY!
In others words You need something you can stick to, something that works for you, so I decided to change.
I SWITCHED to two meals a day and 16 hours Fasting and 8 hours eating Window. Alleluia! I found a Life Changing Way of Eating.
YES A LIFE CHANGING WAY! I have never been so happy, focused closed to reach my PERFECTION!
Hold on! My Perfection it is a bold statement, no?
We are animals of routine and when things start clicking, we fall in love with the process and we start implementing what works to other compartments of our lives. I started to study more about fasting, which led me to learn more about Sleeping and Fitness.
Since May the 16th, I had 2-3 days of normal eating, meaning less than 12 hours fasting (fasting is a minimum of 12 hours).
Since May 16th I fasted 95% over 16 hours and guys I feel great for it.
I will be as always very HONEST, it was a roller coaster, learning everyday through reading, listening to podcasts, experimenting with my body.
PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHAT I AM GOING TO WRITE NOW!
I Really started to FAST ON MONDAY 13th of August!! Before that I was physically Fasting BUT NOT FASTING TOTALLY.
WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS THAT, I WAS STILL OVEREATING! I was not listening to my Body, when I was Full, I was convincing myself to eat more just in case...
BUT ON THE 13th I SAID TO MYSELF, TRUST THE PROCESS AND EVER SINCE THE STUBBORN WEIGHT AND LITTLE FAT I COULDNT LOSE FELL. I am NOW under 80kg and STRONG.
YES NOW I AM GETTING THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS, WEIGHT LOSS, FAT LOSS, STRONGER, MORE EXPLOSIVE, MENTALLY SHARPER AND HAPPY.
The Train For Life Philosophy is about moving Forward and living a Healthy Life, after Trying, stumbling, falling and getting back up, I found in Intermittent Fasting my Way of Eating.
It works for me and can work for you too, Give it a try! It is Worth It!
Pictures taken before training...
under 80kg Lean and Strong