For those of who follow me on Twitter might know I started Intermittent Fasting (IF) last year, approximately in August.
I started Intermittent Fasting because I wanted to lose weight. The Numbers page even talks about the target weight I want to achieve. While I haven’t reached the target goal as of yet IF did bring out a lot of positive changes in me.
Once I started intermittent fasting, I quickly lost 2KGs in a week and that motivated me to continue with the diet. Until that point, I tried a bunch of diet plans including Keto but nothing worked. While Keto, if you check on Youtube, works for most of the white people out there, it didn’t work for me for cultural reasons. First and foremost, it’s really difficult to socialize and be on a Keto diet in India. It just isn’t possible. Sourcing Keto diet is another big challenge. Working 14-15 hours a day requires you to outsource most of the mundane tasks like cooking food and I just couldn’t figure out how to get it outsourced. Keto was just way too much work for me.
I started off with a 16:8 IF plan where I would skip
Change in lifestyle
After consistently following 16:8 diet for seven months, I’ve decided to
I’m so used to the 16:8 diet, I don’t feel hunger pangs at all now, except for days when I’m taking a red-eye flight. We are creatures of habit, it becomes easy if you do it enough number of times. The last time I checked my weight, I’m still at 62KGs but at this point, this is no longer about losing weight. In fact, I’ve lost fat around my stomach but I haven’t lost weight. Go figure 🤷♀️
The more I read about how our body functions, the more I’m convinced that we are overeating. Our body doesn’t really require the number of meals that we eat. The energy resource that we don’t need gets converted into fat as reserve resource and we keep adding to that reserve resource all the time instead of just refueling it.
Coming back to my 19:5 diet, it was incredibly difficult. Once I crossed the 16-hour point, my body decided to give up and started
Have you tried Intermittent Fasting?