Intermittent fasting is one of those things that a lot of people stand behind and use in various ways, but from what I have read they all recommend an 8 hour (or shorter) eating window and at least a 16 hour fast.
A famous late night talk show host has documented how he lost his weight by having two fasting days per week where he ate 500 calories or less during those days and seemingly mostly in pickles.
But, intermittent fasting is not a diet it is just a way to eat your food. Growing up you often hear that you shouldn't eat late at night because your body has more trouble burning off that food while you are sleeping. The longer the fasting period the more your body will burn off. Intermittent fasting is just taking this theory up a notch and giving you a longer window to burn off the food you are eating.
So yeah, I get it. If you can close your eating window and expand your fasting window you will see results. But fat boy likes to eat all day long. I'm used to starting my morning with some sort of food and I'm used to a snack before bed and these are habits I am working on breaking.
Day 2 was not nearly as easy because I wanted to eat breakfast but I woke up early enough that I kept watching the clock because I was hungry. I held off and endured, all was well.
Today is day 3 and while I have made it past 10 am I can definitely feel the hunger setting in. I realize that yesterday when I was looking at the clock between 8 and 10 am I wasn't really hungry I just wanted to eat. In this day and age I don't believe people really know what it feels like to be hungry any more because you have a ton of food and snacks at any moment you want it. Today I thought about food at 9 am and my first thought was damn, I still have an hour to go.
I'm pretty sure I felt hunger, like actual real my belly just made a gurgle because it wants some fuel hunger, for the first time in a long time. I'm so used to eating and snacking all the time that hunger hasn't been afforded the opportunity to speak to me in quite awhile. Weird but in an enjoyable way. I like this feeling and I want to make sure I experience it more often.
I've been drinking more and more water. I have a 32 ounce container that I carry around with me every day and my ultimate goal is to make it up to 1 gallon of water per day. I am currently sitting at 96 ounces every day no matter what so I really just have to find the will power to fill that bad boy up for the 4th time every day and make sure it is gone before I go to bed.
I pee all the time and that is the last thought I'll leave you with.
Thank you for coming on this adventure with me.