It was cool to see a nod of the head from SP's dietitian Becky recently:
This is a good read if one is interested in incorporating Intermittent Fasting with one's approach to food. For what it's worth, this is how I do it:
1) I always maintain my basic approach of avoiding my trigger foods by eliminating sugar, no processed carbs, flour-based products, but include large amounts of fresh, mostly non-starchy veggies and some fresh fruit. Low quantities of meat (nearly vegetarian), protein mostly from eggs, tuna, cheese, yogurt, nuts and legumes.
2) intermittent fasting during the work week, i.e. no food between bedtime and lunchtime.
3) no calorie counting, portion-control
4) very infrequent weigh-ins, instead relying on the fit of my clothes, belt, etc.
I learned a lot from calorie tracking when I did it, however I just find the day-to-day calorie tracking approach to be too difficult to sustain over the long haul.
This has been a very workable "groove" which I have followed for the past year or so and find myself feeling like this is where I'll maintain my approach to food for the rest of my life.
Sorry so long without a blog! Life has been good, workouts have taken a bit of a hit, but starting to ramp it up. Got out with the bike club this past weekend for my first ride of the year when the temps swung up into the mid-50s...woo hoo! AMAZING weather for mid-February! Otherwise it's off to Spinning class a few times a week, elliptical, weights, etc.
Soon I will shift into jogging during April to prepare for my traditional one & only 5K of the year, the Binghamton Bridge Run. It's my way of mixing it up and checking in to see if I can catch the running "bug," which I haven't yet. Running just ain't my thing. But I figure I can set aside one month a year to be sure. Then? It's all about the BIKE! :-)
Hope everyone's doing well out among my SparkFamily!