“People ask me about my story, and I don’t have any excuses. I feel like I was the most horribly undisciplined person.” It is normal to see me carrying snacks all the time to stave off my hangry spells. Until one day, I realize that it is no longer normal when i realize that whenever I’d go too long between meals, low blood sugar transformed me into a very hangry – hungry+angry..
So, I seek for advise and my sister ask me if i’d be game to try on intermittent fasting for a week to see if things change. At first, I was doubting it but then I decided to try it on to become a better person..maybe?
So, what’s the big intermittent fasting is all about? The one I tried out is the time-restrictive fasting where my eating time have been set every day and I have to fast for the other 12 to 18 hours per day. Well, there is other 2 option for the intermittent fasting which is the modified fasting (5:2 diet plan) where you eat only eat 25% of your recommended daily calorie intake two days per and eat normally otherwise. The last option is the alternate fasting where you switch between periods of consuming zero-calorie foods and beverages and actually eating..
How it all started? Well, she encouraged me to o focus on eating a Mediterranean-inspired diet full of nutrient-dense fruit, veggies, lean protein, whole grains, and healthy fats versus processed foods. “People follow all sorts of different eating styles on ‘feast’ days,” she told me, “but Mediterranean-style eating plans have the largest body of evidence to suggest both weight loss or maintenance and cognitive benefits for the long term.”
Here is how I summarized my 7-days diet plan:
Day 1: Starving by 8:30 A.M., Then Panic-Eating Lunch
Day 2: Less Hunger Pains, More Major Headaches
Day 3: Ordering Out — And Skipping the Burger
Day 4: Drinking More Water Like an IF Pro
Days 5-7: Hitting the 18-Hour Fasting Mark
The results? At the end of the week, I definitely felt lighter. I also checked my measurements and apart from losing a quarter of an inch around my waist, there were no other differences in terms of my physical appearance.
I think I’d have to do IF for more than a week to get the answer to that question, and that’s not something I’m particularly interested in doing.
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