I didn’t know anything about intermittent fasting until I read the free ebook about Fast-5. It is basically fasting 19 hours a day and eating for 5 hours a day. They suggest eating from 5 PM – 10 PM. It goes on to describe why this is beneficial. That is because there is a big difference between Somatic Hunger and Limbic Hunger.
I started Intermittent Fasting on September 1st. I was tired of being so restricted on what I could eat and couldn’t eat. Now I am fasting for 20 hours a day and then during my 4 hour eating window I can eat what ever I want. I am still trying to focus on fruits, beans and greens so I can have plenty of fiber. However, I don’t hold myself back from having treats when I want them.
I find myself being drawn to finding ways to unite my mind, body and spirit together. I find that when I eat unhealthy foods or when I overeat in general it seems to numb my mind and senses. For me, eating healthy is so much more than just losing the weight. I really want to see how it affects my mind and spirit as well.
I was challenged by my sister-in-law to run a half marathon with her on October 30th. So today I started my training. I must admit, I haven’t really been exercising lately so I started from square one. I went to the gym, Results Gym & Fitness, to be exact. I am doing a 13 week walk/run program and today was the first day of week one.
I have not been sticking to my diet very well, in fact, not at all. However, I am maintaining my weight loss and have even lost a little bit since I last checked in on the 10th.
I weighed myself this morning and discovered I am now at 144 lbs. This is what my pre-pregnancy weight was before I got pregnant with Colin. That means I have officially lost all my baby weight.
It is amazing! I haven’t even been exercising and I am now down to 153 lbs! I have been focusing a lot on not overloading my body and consuming mostly liquids.
What do you think of when you think of being healthy? I think most of us, especially in the United States think about diet and exercise as the way to become healthy. What we are missing out on is the mental and spiritual health that we should also be focusing on.
I have been able to narrow down to exactly what is going on with my Doshas (Ayurvedic term). Through muscle testing I determined that my body type is actually Pitta, but I have an imbalance of Kapha. Therefore I need to be on a Kapha balancing diet at this time to bring it back into balance.