After the “Failed to drink enough water, felt like crap” fast last month, this month I decided to skip any extended fasting. I have held to:
ONE ketogenic meal a day, NO snacks. We had a family holiday in the month over at my inlaws’ place (combined birthday and Father’s Day) so there one day of eating utterly NON-keto food.
Delicious, but not the way we eat.
We ate, we enjoyed, and when we came back home, we just picked up where we left off.
This, after all, is not a religion. It’s just a very effective way to dump body fat and get healthy.
So. With just Intermittent fasting, NO extended fasts, and with one meal of “Everything I shouldn’t eat, but did…” where am I now?
Waist: 33.75″ (85.725 cm)
Down 8.25″ (20.995 cm)
And how do I feel? Excellent. No weakness, no fatigue, a LOT of work done in the past month.
And my size 10 jeans and jean shorts, which when I started this were painfully tight to the point of being unwearable, now fall down.
I don’t have smaller clothes.
So at some point I’m going to have to bite the bullet and get some, I guess. I only clothes shop about once every three or four years, though, and none of the size 10 clothes, which were not getting much use, are worn out yet, so I’m looking at breaking out my sewing skills and taking the waists in.
We had eggs and sausage as our one meal on Friday. Was delicious. But unlike EVERY other meal we’ve had, all three of us were hungry the next day.
And were hungry the whole day, and ate like famished wolves at mealtime, and were looking at each other when the food was gone muttering, “What else do we have?” I ended up snacking on walnuts. Matt and the kid (now 20) just toughed it out.
Today, no problem. I’m not hungry, and won’t be until around seven, when it’s time to eat. Yesterday’s meal of a big pan-fried pork steak and buttered fresh asparagus (and the cup of walnuts), worked.
But I can’t recommend eggs and sausage as the day’s one meal. It just doesn’t stick.