Weekly Progress with Intermittent Fasting
Today I am writing to update you all on my weekly progress with Intermittent fasting.
In case your just following me and this journey, here’s a recap.
I am struggling with some fat loss. I have hit my weight loss goal, but fat loss not so much. I want to look a certain way naked and as much as I work on my fitness, I feel there is a need for improvement. I am also at high risk for insulin resistance genetically, and intermittent fasting is thought to help that process. Other health benefits from fasting are, decreasing insulin levels, growth hormone release, reduce insulin resistance, reduce oxidative stress and inflammation and more. I was introduced to the idea of intermittent fasting several months ago, but most recently decided I would dabble in it.
What is intermittent fasting:
Intermittent fasting is not a diet, it’s a pattern of eating. It’s a way of scheduling your meals so that you get the most out of them. Intermittent fasting doesn’t change what you eat, it changes when you eat. Basically you fast from 7 pm at night until 11 am, which is a 16 hr fasting period. You eat from 11a-7p.
I have personally transitioned from eating at 7 am and have been cutting back an hour each week. I was able to make it to 10 am this past week.
The fasting is much more of a mental battle for me. Its not that I am even hungry most mornings, its just the fact that I am used to eating much more frequently.
My progress from last week was not impressive. I did not have any change in weight, inches lost or the appearance of my cellulite. I am not ready to give up on this plan, however making it to 11a is not going to be pretty.