I feel pretty good about how my Intermittent Fasting journey is doing.
The last 48 hours felt like a good detox from all of the food I ate over the holidays.
Today is the 3rd day of doing the 16:8 fasting.
I believe my body should feel the diet change, be extra irritable, and whatnot. But it didn’t.
I’m guessing it’s because I have already done this before, and it didn’t take long for my body to adjust back to the fasting schedule.
It’s amazing. I’m happy with it.
One of the things I didn’t discuss in my project introduction is my fasting hours.
Since I am doing the so-called 16:8 intermittent fasting, the idea is to fast for 16 hours and have an eating window of 8 hours.
Of course, I have to adjust this with all of my responsibilities as a worker, a husband, and a minister.
After all of the considerations, I decided to stick with these hours:
2 PM – 10 PM – eating window
10 PM – 2 PM (the following day) – the fasting period
This is what I followed in the last 48 hours, and it has been great.
However, today felt like a ‘failure.”
After going through 2 days of fasting, I thought it would be easy for the following days.
It turns out it isn’t.
Today, on my 3rd day of Intermittent Fasting, I failed—kind of.
I still followed my fasting schedule.
I didn’t break anything with the hours.
But, in my eating window, I overate.
I am not proud of it, obviously.
I gave in and just suddenly feel the need to just overcompensate for the hunger I endured.
This could be just psychological, though.
I am now aware of it and would definitely take steps to avoid it in the future.
Over to you.
Do you have any experience doing Intermittent Fasting? Was there also an urge to overeat? I’d love to hear from you.