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Day #42 of Intermittent Fasting

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Day #42 of Intermittent Fasting emoticon

I'm really enjoying this journey this time around more than before. I think it's because I understand the basics of weight loss. Calories in vs Calories out and making sure to have a calorie deficit. Sounds simple, but I'm definitely still a work in progress. I found the "Zero" apps through one of my YouTube ladies I watch. It totally helps me to keep track of how long I've been fasting without even thinking. I'm definitely honest with every single bite I eat by keeping track on my Fitbit. Even when I eat poorly, I make sure to hold myself accountable. I have many conversations with myself, reminding me of my goals. I definitely have the good angel on my left and the bad angel on my right. Thankfully, the Good Angel is winning most battles/temptations.

emoticon Some positives through this journey:
*I've lost 13 pounds
*3 more pounds to get into the 180's
*I have tons of energy
*I've added apple cider vinegar daily
*I get in 1 gallon of water daily
*My joints are working in my favor
*Not as many aches and pains
*I prep 2 meals per day and stop after my feeding window
*I feel in control
*I get in 10,000+ steps daily (No excuses)
*I've discovered, keeping my first meal simple with not too many calories. I will get in the rest of my calories during my 2nd meal and snack. If I eat too many calories when I break my fast, I'm not hungry until 6-8 hours later. Thus, I'm Eating for 8 hours instead of the 4. The good think is that I'm still Intermittent Fasting, but for 16 hours instead of the 20.
*Clothes are definitely fitting better
*Looking forward to being a size smaller really soon

emoticon Things I'm still working on:
*What time to break my fast, to not get hungry.
*Should I fast for 16 hours or 20 hours, which one is best for my body.
*Making sure that I'm eating between 1200-1500 calories daily.
*I've had too many days, where I've eaten less than 1200. Not healthy, I know! My body definitely tells me it needs more fuel.

Hope everyone is doing well and let's stay strong together!

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  • OOLALA53
    Browsing and saw your comment about IF on someone else's page. I took over leading a fasting team that I admit doesn't have a lot of action. I wish we did, though I am wary of some fasting influences.! There are a few teams on Spark. I am not a low carb person and those seem to be connected to that, so I don't participate there. I also don't stay around much for people talking about repeatedly doing much longer fasts- a few days at a time- close together. Anyway, maybe I will see you on Fasting for Fat Loss, though your blogs may be enough for you.

    P.S. I'm glad you are willing to accept the influence of calories. I myself am not actually actively trying to lose weight, though I am losing, but I rarely track anymore (lost my weight slowly over a couple of years with a different focus and have maintained for seven years). But I think people are fooling themselves if they believe they are somehow losing weight by fasting without eating fewer calories overall. Tracking can be very useful for seeing what kind of meals lead to satisfaction and how it feels to eat at different levels, though that can change on different days.

    P. S.S. There are some kinds of purported IF where you purposely eat very little on interspersed days. I think more problems are created by eating the same number everyday, whether low or high.
    387 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. I am on my 32nd day of IF.
    387 days ago
    Wow! Great job on 42 days of IF. I do 2 or 3 days a week of it and was thinking about trying to incorporate more. I go from 13-16 only. I also use Zero. It helps me not to snack at night
    387 days ago
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