So I started doing a very non-strict Intermittent Fasting (I.F.) back in mid-March. You can read about it here.
Now exactly 30 days later, I weighted myself this morning…and surprise! I lost 4 lbs!
I am still fat as a giant marshmallow but, this result is with no exercise and definitely cheating & eating breakfast SEVERAL times in the last month (not to mention, I had two slices of pizza last night at 11 PM).
Because I wasn’t super strict about fasting for 16 hours, I am genuinely surprised by the result. At this rate, I could lose 40 lbs in 10 months….right? (Please say yes).
Here are some tips I picked up on how to do 16:8 I.F. without dying:
- Sad about missing breakfast yummies? Eat it for lunch. Apple fritter for lunch? Heck, yeah. Bacon and eggs for dinner? Yum.
- Enjoy the no food-type restriction and have an awesome lunch/dinner. You can eat whatever you want. Have that fried chicken and fries. As long as you’re not going crazy with calories, you don’t have to feel guilty.
- Don’t overeat though. The point is to consume less calories overall.
- Drink a lot of water and tea in the morning. I drank an insane amount of tea the first week while my body was getting used to not eating breakfast. I found non-caffeinated, herbal tea to be the most satisfying.
I am going to try to be a bit strict about actually fasting for 16 hours since I am beginning to see some results. As a pep talk, this is what I tell myself every time I walk by a mirror:
Yup. Sometimes I need that truth punch in my fat gut.