About two years ago I tried an extended fast for the first time. I did not do enough research. And I did hurt my body. I have since done more research.
Since then I have done intermittent fasting off and on. That has went well.
Starting about two weeks ago I found a group of Alternate Day Fasting – fasting for around 42 hours, and eating for around six hours. I am liking this!
I have learned, over time, that my body really does not need a lot of food to run properly. I enjoy eating, so believe me; this discovery was not altogether a happy observation.
I have a big birthday coming up this year. And I have a goal of Health for myself!
In the past I have lost weight pretty well with a Keto diet. Unfortunately, I like carbs a bit too much to have Keto be a way of life. I tried it. I really did. But, yep, I like carbs. And not eating them for the rest of my life is just not something that I am going to commit myself to.
Fasting is something I could do for life. Like now, I haven’t eaten in over 24 hours, and I am really not hungry. My taste buds miss food. But my body doesn’t. When I do eat, I’ve been trying half-heartedly to keep my carb intake lower. That will be a challenge for ever. I just like carbs. But at least with the fasting, it doesn’t seem to be hurting me quite so badly!
Tonight I am thankful for finding intermittent fasting and alternate day fasting. I don’t see myself trying more than a couple days of fasting again. I know some people rock the 5+ day fasts. And that is great for them! But, I think I’ve found my groove for now!
Tonight I am also thankful that my birthday in a few months will be featuring a more healthy me! Even better, a healthier me, with a plan to stay that way! Ever since an accident a few years ago, I’ve yo-yo’d with health and weight and I’m tired of it! I am so excited to find something sustainable that could keep me healthy without feeling like I’m being mean to myself!