Well, as of today it is 1 month since I started doing Intermittent Fasting.
How are the results? Get ready…
I lost 16 pounds in the past 4 weeks!
As I have said, doing the fasting was not really about losing weight, it was about controlling diabetes. That said, I am certainly very happy with the results! Losing 16 pounds in 28 days is, in my view, a great accomplishment!
How am I feeling?
To be honest, I feel great. I have a ton of energy! I am never hungry… well, maybe a little hungry from time to time, but it passes quickly.
When I first started Intermittent Fasting, I had a 5 hour eating window, between 2 PM and 7 PM every day. From 7 PM until 2 PM the next day I did not eat. However, I was enjoying the fasting so much, and not feeling hungry that a couple weeks ago I changed my fasting times. Instead of a 5 hour eating window each day, I now have only 1 hour eating window each day.
So, now, I am eating between 6 PM and 7 PM daily, and I am fasting from 7 PM until 6 PM the next day! I am fasting 23 hours per day, and eating only dinner each day.
I have never felt like “cheating” or eating at times when I was not supposed to eat. Every diet that I have ever tried in the past would always cause me to want to cheat! Not this time, though.
As I have said before, this is not really a “diet” as in “being on a diet”. This is my new lifestyle, which I believe will continue forward for the long run. I enjoy the short eating window. It gives me extra time during the day. It makes me think less about food and eating, and enables me to focus on other things that are far more important.
I had heard in the past about Intermittent Fasting, but I really did not think I could do it. I am amazed at how easy it is!