Day 9 out of 33
Let me start this post off by saying that lemon squeezed into hot water is gross. It tastes like washed-down bitterness (which, I mean, is technically what it is). I might be able to tolerate a glass of that a day for like a week because, after doing more research, it does actually help your skin and it’s a pretty good anti-oxidant. Still, I’m not gonna be happy about it.
I didn’t eat very well today but I’m giving myself a two day pass because tomorrow is my birthday! This means that I will be stepping slightly out of the fasting mode to eat breakfast and dessert after dinner (and perhaps also dinner, I don’t really know).
I think that suffering the entire time you’re fasting is ridiculous. Obviously, I’m a bit of a reluctant believer in the “no pain no gain” attitude, but if you hate every minute of it- don’t do it. I’m fasting because I can and because I know I can handle it based off of the research I’ve done.
In fasting news, I saw a video by a doctor whose name I forgot who said that the intermittent diet only works when you’re eating high fat low carb (HFLC), but I’m not doing that. I’m not doing that because:
- I want to lose weight but also adopt an active lifestyle, which requires carbs to use for energy
- Your body does need carbs for its brain to function because it’s the only macro-nutrient which “fuels” your brain (unless I am mistaken- if you have sources stating differently please comment them below!)
- I love carbs and it’s easier for me to avoid processed fats on this diet (excluding today and tomorrow, mind you).
Anyway, today I went a little crazy because I really wanted sugar (as stated in the previous post), which is why I actually ate some vegan frozen yogurt (banana and peanut butter flavored because I don’t play around). I did have a smoothie and three pieces of toast with peanut butter and banana (catch the trend? What can I say, I really love that combination), as well as some roasted pumpkin seeds (that I only eat on special occasions!)
Hopefully after this eventful weekend (going to be eating a little out of schedule and I’m hoping to be able to work out tomorrow), I’ll go back to my regular programing.
Also, I think I’m about to get more motivated to do this well because of a job offer that might go really well for me (just some personal news). I don’t mean to sound like “that girl”, but I really think this year is going to be my year. Law of Attraction and all that, right?
Pee update! I’ve reduced my drinking to three liters a day because while I love being well-hydrated, I also really like NOT being in bathroom all the time. I didn’t count, but I think I’m down to four-five times today. Hopefully my bladder will adjust (can it do that?) so that I will be able to get that number down to only twice a day (morning and evening), or even three times (a lunch pee break is normal).
That’s it for today, guys. I’ll be updating tomorrow (BIRTHDAYYY), on my first double-digit day (oddly excited about that).
Onto the metrics and menu!