Monday, September 26, 2011

Interesting Article

Take a look at this article on how to eat yourself happy. Intermittent fasting is one of the suggestions.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Using a Long Fast to Correct Eating Mistakes

I am in the middle of a long fast, planning to end tomorrow at dinner time which will make 48 hours.  Fasting for an extended period is an excellent way to even the score and correct some eating mistakes. Last week my husband was out of town to be with his family after his sister passed away.

I ate foods that I are not part of my regular routine. More carbs and less veggies. I usually eat a big salad and a good amount of fruit with little to no carbs 5 days a week and only indulge in more extravagant foods on the weekend. Last week I ate lots of rice and bread and pasta, which is why I probably had much more cravings than usual.

So today I am using the extended fast to correct those mistakes and detox the body in preparation of going back to my regular eating habits. I am drinking lots of water and tea to help cleanse and I am really looking forward to eating my big salad again!

The real key to any lifestyle change or long term successful diet plan is to always go right back to your healthy routine again after a stumble. Don't use the stumble as an excuse to just give up and call it a day. That is why those skinny, healthy people you know who have never struggled with weight a day in their life are thin. It isn't because they never have treats or bad weeks or indulge, it is because, for the most part, they live a healthy lifestyle, always returning to that routine after the stumble.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I have been struggling much more lately with wanting food out of my eating window. This has really not been that difficult an issue for me in the past, I usually find that I can refrain when I am supposed to. I usually struggle with over eating during my window, but lately, I have just wanted food more when I am supposed to be fasting.

I am going to try harder to keep my schedule. Stress always plays a part with my eating I notice. We suffered a loss last week, my husband's sister passed away suddenly in her sleep and so I have been worried about my husband. Food offers comfort for me and so I have to keep that in mind during this time.

I have been doing well incorporating my longer fasts into my schedule despite my current struggles and this gives me hope that I can keep on doing this. I have been intermittent fasting for over a year and a half, and I so I know that I will never go back, I just need to figure out how to control my trigger points.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Extended Fast

I am on one of my extended fasts and feeling great. Today is day two of fasting and I plan to have "break fast" at noon tomorrow which will be 64 hours.

The scale is holding strong at the same number but I have been feeling slimmer lately. People are noticing that I look slimmer to, so it is possible that the yoga I have been doing has been slimming me down without affecting the scale.

Yesterday I did yoga in a fasted state and I felt very focused and great while doing it. I love doing yoga while fasting, I have much more patience.

Come on scale! It is time to drop!
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