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Intermittent Fasting Week 10

by Dave on March 12, 2009

Fasting to lose weight continues to be easy for me. I have now completed 10 weeks and it has become a part of my regular lifestyle without any difficulty. This week I recorded another loss of 1lb. I do expect fat loss to continue at between 1 and 2lbs per week now.

I have continued with a flexible fasting plan that means I have an eating window of about 2 hours, but I eat normally on a weekend, with Saturday been the day I eat whatever I want. I am not calorie counting, but I would say that I am certainly more calorie aware. An example of this would be that I had some wine gums , On checking the packet I noticed that one wine gum was 20 calories, so eating 10 was 200 calories.I have always eaten wine gums, but eating them on top of my normal meals was no doubt contributing to my weight gain.

To lose body fat we have to consume less calories, one of the biggest problems we face is we simply under estimate the calories we eat. Intermittent fasting takes away a large part of this problem, because we are not having to make food choices. In my case I have found what works for me to lose body fat. The meals I was eating during my normal working week, were mainly habit. I have shifted my meals and of course my calorie intake to the time of day where I enjoy it,namely the family evening meal where we all sit down together.

Using I.F. through the week, I have noticed one of my previous bad habits has gone. I am talking about my late night snacks. In the first place I was not eating the late night snack because I was fasting. As time has passed, I just don’t do it any more, how much of this was mindless eating ? I don’t know, but when you start using intermittent fasting, you do become more aware of what true hunger is. Looking back I would not be eating the snack because I was hungry, but more because I no longer felt stuffed. Now having experienced a genuine empty stomach, and a true feeling of hunger, I find I say to myself, am I hungry ? why am I wanting to eat this ?.

I know I keep saying it every week, but Intermittent Fasting is not a diet, it is a lifestyle, let me try and give an example of why I say this. Tomorrow ( Friday ) It is my daughters birthday, she wanted to go to Pizza Express   we are booked for 6.30 so I will break my fast there. I will have pizza, I will have some red wine, and I will have a starter and some garlic bread, I am looking forward to it, not thinking ” I wonder what I should choose so I don’t blow my diet “. I am not on a diet, so there is no need to worry !. Trust me, doing the fast from tonight knowing I am going out for dinner tomorrow night is all the motivation I need. Can you imagine a visit to a pizza restaurant if you are on a low carb diet such as Atkins or South Beach ?. I would be looking at the menu for what I was allowed to eat, and not what I wanted to eat, I don’t think I need to tell anyone the difference of going into a restaurant knowing you can have what you want, as opposed to making the ” sensible choice ” If you are going out for a special occasion I believe you should enjoy it, and not be worrying about what you should be eating. It took me to become a retired dieter to realise this, but I am glad I did. If you are still unsure if Intermittent Fasting will help you reduce you weight, then all I can say is, you won’t know before you try.

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