Saturday, March 6, 2010


Yesterday was a wonderful day of intermittent fasting. I was home because I had to take a drivers test....yes, a drivers test...I know you must be thinking, why does a 34 year old have to take a drivers test?

Well, in BC we have a program called Graduated Licensing Program. When you are 16, you take a test and get your drivers licence but you are categorized as a "New Driver" and have to display a N on your car, well they don't MAKE you take that N off, it is up to you how long you keep it. To remove it you have to take another drivers test, and pay around $100. I have just been lazy...for over 10 years?

Anyway, I FINALLY decided to bite the bullet, take the test and get it over with! I was very nervous. Usually when I am stressed about something, eating is my comfort...But yesterday, it didn't even enter my mind. The test wasn't until 1pm, so I planned my first meal for afterwards.

SIDE STORY: When I got to the place where I had to take my test, I opened my trunk, and when I went to close it again, IT WOULDN"T CLOSE! I couldn't believe it! Here I was in the parking lot, parked in a spot reserved for driving tests banging my trunk over and over trying to get it to close! Not a good sign. Finally I tied it down as best I could because it was getting late...

I went in to the office and when the man who was going to administer my test called me up he said, "is that your car outside with the open trunk?" WHAT? OH NO, NOW WHAT? 

I told him, that he wouldn't believe my luck of it breaking in the parking lot and I didn't know what to do...he was really nice and just went outside with me and helped me tie it down more securely. PHEW! I thought I might have to wait another 10 years!!

Anyhow, I PASSED and now that is over with!

So after the test, I went to our wonderful mechanic who lives down the road and he fixed the trunk for $10! Then it was off to the grocery store to get supplies for my planned breakfast of home made blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup! I went home and after making my food didn't start eating until 4pm.

All this time, even when I was browsing in the grocery store, I never felt that aweful stabbing, aching pain I used to get when I was "STARVING" after not eating for a few hours. I started to realize something I had always suspected. I truly have an ADDICTION to food. Or should I say, HAD?

Fasting has really helped me to tackle this ADDICTION...I would think about food all the time, over eat, and go through PAINFUL "withdrawals" when I wouldn't eat for a few hours. My body was addicted to the constant stream of food, treats, snacks and meals. It was like a drug that my body screamed out for all the time. I don't get the "withdrawals" anymore. I don't think about food all day anymore. I have amazing will power that doesn't even feel like it is hard work. This is all thanks to FASTING. It breaks the habit!

No DIET has ever brought me this far along in curbing that addiction. Today I was down another pound putting me at about 22Lbs gone! Gone Forever!


  1. Yay, congrats on the weight loss and passing your test. I totally agree that fasting has helped break the addiction I had to food. Key word...HAD.

  2. Hi Jenna,
    I've had the same experience!
    And it's not just about willpower -- I think the cravings/addiction are related to blood glucose and the insulin response.
    Congratulations on all your success!

    Sugar: The Bitter Truth -- Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF (video)
    Lecture at UC Berkely -- Gary Taubes (video, Real Player)

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