Strategies and boundaries for management
Im having a packs week because of creeping gain issues and wanting to have some headspace to think about what I've achieved so far and what adjustments I want to make when I return to food choices. I already feel so fantastically on a high after 36 hours (swear there is a secret magic ingredient in those packs!) that I'm doing a lot of thinking about why I feel so good on restricted caloric intake. I love the feeling of emptiness between packs and I'm very very happy going from 5.30 pm through to 9 or 10am the following day. Then coincidentally yesterday I read a load of articles on fasting and intermittent fasting strategies. This it seems us what I'm doing when I concentrate my packs into a 8 hour window. I realise this is potentially a valuable strategy for me long term. I think I'm going to plan to do a fast one day a week. One where I don't eat after six, then go through till six the next day, since I find it very easy to go through the day without food when I'm busy. Here's a link to the article I read in Mark's Daily Apple
(hope my HTML code works!) and would be interested if anyone else has considered this. Basically so much easier to not eat than eat!!
Lost 5 1/2 stones over 22 weeks Sep '11- Feb '12. Have gradually regained a couple of stones with long periods of stability inbetween. Returning to get back to normal bmi and continue the whole learning process. There's a lot still to learn. My blog
looks more closely at my daily challenges. Warning: specific food talk!