Saturday, September 05, 2020

Quick Follow Up

People responded to my post about intermittent fasting saying they might try it. When you think about it it is a rather natural way to arrange your eating schedule. Most of the 'fasting' time is when you are sleeping - so that's easy enough (unless you're taking Ambien, in which case you could possibly be sleep eating...).

If you click the link in the post (or do your own search) you will get more information. You need to know your own needs and rhythms. Folks also said they could easily skip breakfast, Lisa noted she always feels a bit draggy after breakfast which affects how she starts her work day...The reason most folks feel draggy after eating is because your body adjusts the blood flow from your head to your stomach to digest the food - so that makes sense.

One article I read said that women do better on a 14/10 eating schedule - which opens things up a bit. Supposedly it also helps reset your metabolism, something we older women know all about. If you eat a healthy diet this eating schedule will allow you a slow but steady weight loss which will maintain. It's not just about weight loss, it is about knowing your body and how it reacts. I simply can't eat a big meal at night I've discovered. And eating breakfast makes me hungry!

Yes there will be days when the schedule gets shot all to hell because that's the way YOU feel on a given day. There may be social situations which affect your schedule. It's all good.

If you choose not to have breakfast you can still have your coffee - as long as you don't add a lot of sugar or cream. You are not breaking your 'fast' if you have less than 50 calories. So coffee with a dollop of milk, no sugar, keeps you on track.

Let's face it - losing weight involves consuming fewer calories, especially empty ones, and increasing activity.  Intermittent fasting is just another tool in the healthy weight game.

I fell into it naturally, it works for me and it's easy - for me. Your life style will dictate how you implement it - it IS all about you!


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