Fasting

I’ve been trying intermittent fasting. It’s a simple concept and I am using a simple approach.

Concept: limit the number of calories you intake through intermittent fasting.

How: I don’t eat for a sixteen hour period. This is almost always 8 pm-11 am or 12 pm the next day (depends on when I can get lunch in).

Why:

Intermittent fasting works by prolonging the period when your body has burned through the calories consumed during your last meal and begins burning fat.

Johns Hopkins Medical

On most days I have no problem skipping breakfast. Yesterday I even went for a bike ride and fasted for the Forst 30 minutes no problem. But today I am ravenously hungry and it is only 10 am. The difference is that I woke up at 430 am today whereas yesterday I was up at 6 am. So my waking calorie burning engine kicked in 1.5 hours early today.

It’s worth it though because I am eating lunch at KC Joe’s BBQ in an hour or so. Hooray!

Oh, and intermittent fasting has worked so far for me. I’ve lost 3 pounds in a few weeks.

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