Okay, made it through Day 1 and just finished my breakfast, so I thought I’d write a diary of my process.
I actually tried to start doing the fast last Friday. Big mistake, since I knew I was going out that night. I was good and didn’t eat a thing after 4pm. But ended up having three beers and most of a basket of garlic fries at Dave Fabian’s gig. 🙂 I was a little better Saturday, but realized I blew it when I had a cocktail at bedtime. On Sunday I was generally pretty good all day but had dinner after Mass and a cocktail before bed.
So yesterday was the first real day of my 8/16 IF. It was not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I was starving all night last night, but I think once my body adjusts, I should be fine. The best thing about fasting the night before is that I noticed my stomach had shrunken. I normally like a pretty big breakfast, but the little sandwich I had this morning was more than enough to tide me over. I’m going to get my root canal finished up this morning, so snacking will NOT be an issue. 🙂
The big challenge for me will be snacking after lunch. I had a bag of Chili Cheese Fritos after my lunch yesterday. I’m going to have to forego all snacks like this. If I do need a bit of a snack, I’ll have some nuts, but no sugar.