Sunday, August 12, 2012
The past week has been drama-filled and stressful for me, my entire life was thrown completely out of whack. I won't dive into details, but my mother and I had a very big disagreement about something and I had to go stay with my sister and her fiance all week. I felt less in control of my eating times because I always ate dinner with them at whatever time they both got home from work so, my intermittent fasting wasn't really working out.
Today, we went shopping so my sister could look for her a dress to wear to the court house for her to get married in (and she found one) so, today was a bit off for eating schedule too. But we walked for 3 hours or more (At least, I put 3 hours in the tracker to be conservative) so, maybe that offset the eating pattern and overeating my calories for the day.
Tomorrow, I'm hoping I will be able to get everything back on track. However, I don't really have much food in the house at the moment so, I think I'll have to talk my mom into going grocery shopping, otherwise I'll be stuck eating watermelon for all my meals... not that I would mind that. 0:)
Thursday, August 02, 2012
"IF" is going really easily so far. I just had my first meal of the day at 1pm. I actually wasn't hungry at all leading into my eating time, stomach wasn't growling, didn't feel hungry, but I ate anyways.
My first meal was a nice 650 calorie meal; 2 servings of special k red berries cereal and a splash of light vanilla soy milk (I like my cereal damp, not swimming), a cup of vanilla greek yogurt and 2 bananas. When I put everything in the tracker, the number of calories shocked me, but then I remembered how calorie dense bananas are. Might stay away from bananas inside of meals and stick with them just being snacks... even though I don't really have time for snacks, I have time for 2-3 meals within 5 hours.
For lunch in an hour or so, I'm going to have a spicy black bean veggie burger on white bread (we don't have any wheat D:) with some ketchup and additional Texas Pete and black pepper because I like extra hotness.
For dinner, I might just have a can of creamed corn, nothing special.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
So you might read the title and are ready to comment all kinds of bad things to this blog about how horrible fasting is and how I shouldn't restrict my calories and yadda yadda.
But hear me out...
Intermittent fasting is not a calorie restricting fast. I eat all my calories in a day.
WHAT'S THIS?! *brain explodes and leaks out of ear*
It's true, Intermittent fasting (or IF for sort) is just changing WHEN you eat, NOT how much you eat. I can eat my full 1,200-1,500 calories in a day, but instead of spreading them out into 5-6 meals or even 3 meals a day, I can eat them all within a 5-8 hour window... And I "fast" for the other 16-19 hours.
16-19 hours might seem like a reeeeal long time to not eat, but calculate in the fact that I sleep 8-11 hours every night and that counts as "fasting" during that time as well.
I get to eat between 1pm to 6pm every day, 2-3 big meals every 1 and a half or so hours. meals that satisfy me, not leave me feeling less than half full and tapping my fingers waiting for when my next meal is.
Yeah, stomach growling, hallow belly feeling is kind of annoying, but somehow makes me feel more energized. I know I'm not starving myself, I'm getting all my calories and nutrients that my body needs to function, I'm just refraining from eating them all spread out during the day.
I have seen a lot of testimonial videos on Youtube to prove that it does help for fat loss in all kinds of different people of different shapes, sizes, genders and races.
The Hodge twins made this style of eating popular, but are not the creator of IF. Here's a video of them talking about fat loss, healthy eating and exercise:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gLrDotqaI4 [Warning: They swear a lot.]
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
I make daily vlogs on Youtube, decided to make one just for Sparkpeople.
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