The first week of my intermittent fasting experiment is done. It was difficult to say the least. Due to my commute and travel schedule, I was on the road every day this past week. Most days ended around 6 or 7 p.m., which made eating between 12-6 or 2-8 very challenging.
I was able to delay eating until 12:00 or 1:00 p.m. without a problem. Where I struggled most was not eating after 6 or 7 p.m. I knew this was going to be challenging for me, because of my schedule. Therefore, this week I practiced more of a 15-16 hour fast, instead of the 18 hours that I had originally planned. I am going to continue working on it this week, but here is what I have learned so far:
Just a reminder: I am not doing this experiment for weight loss purposes. In fact, I am not even weighing myself (I never do). I am simply interested in testing this style of eating against some of the misconceptions and opinions out there. I will keep working on it this week and let you guys know what happens!
Allison Tropf, MS, RD, CSSD
Allison is a Sports Dietitian in Michigan. She enjoys helping others reach their nutrition and fitness goals through reliable and trustworthy recommendations.
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