Wednesday, May 15, 2024

So Many Calories Left

​I have been working to try to figure out this weight loss thing.  My weight is not budging.  It’s infuriating.  I’m not eating horrible,not perfectly, but not horrible!  I know I had to do something, make some change.  So I have adjusted once again.

So what is the big adjustment?  I’m going back to intermittent fasting.  I did it years back. It comes naturally to me as I am not a big fan of eating in the morning.  So I decided to do a fasting regime…again.  (You can read more about my prior thoughts here.)

I am once again doing the 16:8 method of fasting.  I will be fasting for 16 hours and eating within an 8 hour window.  In easier terms, I need to be done eating by 8 PM and I don’t start eating again until after 12pm the next day.  So basically dinner to lunch.  Skipping breakfast.  It will actually most likely be a bit longer most days.  For example tonight my dinner is over and done and it’s 7:13 so technically my fast has started.  I know that my lunch is  not scheduled until 12:15 tomorrow.  So if my lunch happens right on time, it will end up being a 27 hour fast.  But let’s be honest.  Some days my lunch gets pushed later.  Today it was at 12:30.  But one day last week it was at 1:45.  No worries though!

Im doing what is called a dirty fast.  My fast is not 100% clean.  I am still making my drink in the morning…which is water with a trace mineral vitamin and mineral pack in it.  The calories are so small it’s negligible but it does ruin my chances of a ‘clean’ fast.   For me it’s a trade off…water is important and I feel as if those vitamin and mineral packs are instrumental to my health also.   So a trade off!

The benefit of intermittent fasting?   I am not eating those calories for breakfast so I have them to eat later in the day!  It makes it so much easier to stay within my set calorie range!   Yay!!!!!


Amy said...

Cheering you on from afar!

Paula C said...

I hope it is the change that makes the difference. I do a version of IF too, but I skip dinner. I still need to work on portions. It is crazy how much one can chow down in an eight hour period.I am also in the the weight not budging.

Straighten My Crown said...

I recently went back to intermittent fasting too, and that is the schedule that I am doing. It helps me a lot to not obsess about food, because during my fasting period, it's simply not an option, so why think about it?