Intermittent post 16/8 – One week experiment and results – with meals, tips and ideas. My plan to help with weight loss.
Intermittent post 16/8
Although I have lost a lot of weight with the keto diet in the last year, the last two months have been a different story. I had birthdays and a lot of stress, so I just didn’t put in the effort to support my previous weight loss.
So instead of getting out of control and getting back to where I started (or worse), I decided to make a new plan. Trying to stay religious on the Keto diet with everything I have right now is simply not possible. (I’m moving from Melbourne, Australia to IRELAND!) I’ve been walking intermittently in the past. I liked to say that I fast intermittently, which means maybe every two weeks. (If it.)
I feel that instead of trying to stay full keto, I will have mostly keto meals and also fast intermittent. The plan is to fast from 19:00 to 11:00 the next day. So, 16 hours of fasting and 8 hours of food.
I will share the diary each day as entries below (written in real time that day) with how I went and I will also film a video of my experience, which will be at the bottom of the page.
Let’s start with my 16/8 intermittent fasting experience.
I resisted lightly until 11 in the morning. In fact, it was good after 11 o’clock in the morning when I had my first meal. A lunch box I put together (pictured above) and had fun in a park with friends.
For some reason, I’m starving early in the morning. I had planned to spend the morning working, but by 9 in the morning I only needed breakfast. So I managed to fast for 14 hours before enjoying a rich breakfast. It is not the most wonderful result of the 16/8 intermittent fast.
But from my time with Keto and intuitive eating, I know it’s important NOT to ignore my hunger pangs. So, I was satisfied with a 14-hour post instead of a 16-hour one. More luck tomorrow!
Yay! I managed a 16-hour job again today. I was hungry when the 16th hour closed, but I managed to wait to break my fast. I made a lunch box again while I was in town (pictured above) and then I was fine until dinner which was sausage, spinach, cheese and sour cream.
Two days after my intermittent fast and I already feel SOOOOOOO much less bloated than just a few days ago.
Today I did well again. The next few days will be a bit difficult with lunch hours, BUT I plan to continue fasting 16/8, I will just adjust my days accordingly.
So when I have a breakfast meeting at 9 in the morning with my husband, I will only have an extra dinner early the night before, so I can quickly enter my full 16 hours (dinner 17:00, here I am!)
I managed an early dinner last night and a perfect 16 hour fast until I was served breakfast at a cafe with my husband. Today was a full day without keto (as you can see from the MASSIV breakfast in the picture above) and that’s good for me.
I feel like I’m in the cradle of things now. I fasted from 18:00 last night until today at 10:00 and I did well. I still don’t decide what to do after day 6, whether to continue intermittently or do it a few times a week.
It’s something I’ll have to think about and share with you once I find out.
Hatred! I arrived on the 7th! It seemed to me the easiest thing to fast for 16 hours today. The week flew by and it was an interesting experiment.
Intermittent post results
So what are my general thoughts about my week of intermittent fasting and how much have I lost weight? I considered it a positive experience and I lost a total of 1.2 kg.
Today I realized that this 16/8 intermittent fasting routine stopped my snacking at night. Completely. And I didn’t even have a big problem with it for a start. I just noticed that what I would usually do is, a few hours after dinner, a snack with the leftovers from dinner, while I moved it from the cooling place to the fridge.
Or maybe I’d drink hot chocolate a few hours after dinner. Instead, I have nothing and I feel empowered with this diet / fasting. I can eat what I want in my 8 hours and then give my body 16 hours to digest and rest.
3 weeks later – Update
I wrote the intermittent post diary above a few weeks ago, and finally I had a chance to analyze my thoughts and film the video to share my experience. I had a few weeks to continue to experience intermittent fasting and I still absolutely love it.
Through experimentation, I discovered that a fasting routine from 4 to 8 the next morning works for me (for now) and I like this way of eating.
Post intermittent 16/8 Video
Here is the video where I talk to you about my 16/8 intermittent fasting experience and more about my current intermittent fasting routine. Click play below or click here to watch on YouTube.
More useful resources for the job:
Intermittent post for beginners
Mese Keto of intermittent post
Intermittent fasting tables
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