I love food and that’s why I do Intermittent Fasting. I choose this lifestyle because I get to choose to fast longer if I know I’m going to eat out and enjoy a big meal with family and friends.
I get to enjoy steak and other meals like pizza. I usually try to stay away from pasta, breads and grains while I’m trying to keep the weight down but like I said I love food. And occasionally I get to enjoy a good meal.
I found that because I fast consistently I can eat some of these foods on special occasions and I don’t gain weight back. Now I’m not saying that I do this every day or week but I am human and well food is something that we all love and especially we socialize when eating.
I honestly don’t crave these foods all the time but it’s nice to know that if I want to it’s not a big deal.
One thing that I am happy about is I don’t have acid reflux anymore. After I lost the first 10 pounds I didn’t have the problem anymore.
My experiences have shown me that it’s very beneficial for me and I am much healthier. I always listen to my body and I never do anything that gets me out of sinc with it.
When I first started I started with the 18/6 schedule. I felt comfortable so I switched to 20/4 schedule and I started to shed weight like crazy. I was getting ready to go on a big hike with my son and I needed to lose as much as possible before I went so I did a 5 day water fast. It wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. Before I went on the hike I lost a total of 30 pounds. After the hike I lost about 15 more pounds. Which is almost 45 pounds. I’m trying to drop a little more weight because I still have to much fat percentage so I’m pushing hard this week. I have been just going with 1 meal per day this week and it’s working great. My meal is a little bigger than my usual meal but it feels great. So far this week I dropped about 4 pounds. It does fluctuate because I drink lots of water. But I’m positive that I will be able to get to my goal body fat mass.
(My disclaimer is that you should always study before you try anything new and consult your doctor about any concerns you have.)