IF Journey

SW: 276 / CW: 268 / GW: 230

Starting after the holidays I began trying Intermittent Fasting (IF). I’ve been following a 16:8 plan where I fast for 16 hours and can eat for 8 hours. For me that works out as fasting from 8pm to noon the next day and being able to eat from noon to 8pm. I’ve never been one that needs to eat breakfast and would regularly skip it by choice.

I find that on this schedule, I have a cup of coffee in the mornings. That gets me to about 11:30 before my stomach starts to rumble. If I push through that I can actually make it to about 1 or 1:30 before needing to eat. I might have a small snack around 3, Skittles at work maybe if I’m feeling like I want something sweet. Then I get home and have dinner with the family about 6. Depending on when my daughter goes to bed I might have a snack of frozen fruit at 8pm or just have a glass of tea with my wife while we watch a show together and relax at the end of the day.

Only in the last couple of days have I started to see any progress when I weigh myself each morning.

I find myself enjoying coffee more in the mornings. I have a good insulated tumbler at work or at home I’m using my Nanopresso to make espresso into a KeepCup I got as a vendor giveaway. That serves as enough of a taste start to my day. Tea in the evenings is something to sip on for taste while watching TV or browsing the internet.