In the last few months I have been reading and studying a lot about fasting and more specifically about intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is a simple technique to obtain good health. I have already written about intermittent fasting in this blog and have practice it periodically always reverting back to eating 4-5 times a day. Now, I am going to try to incorporate intermittent fasting more frequently in my life, more of as a lifestyle. Intermittent fasting has numerous advantages over a conventional way of eating (3,4,5 –times a day). For one thing, intermittent fasting produces weight-loss almost without effort.
I also was able to stumble upon a very interesting blog written by Mary Jaksch. The blog is called Goodlife Zen. One of her post titled: "What Do You Want to Change in the Next 30 Days?" (The link is reported at the end of his post) has an interesting 3-minute video about a way to change habits (add positive or eliminate negatives). It is based on the idea that Psychology research has established that new habits take about 30 days to settle in. It would be great if you watch that video.
So, I decided to take my first 30-Day Challenge. That is to use Intermittent Fasting for optimal health. This is in line with my newly found philosophy about health that I am trying to spread with my blog: getting in optimal health should be simple, not confusing, not complicated. Intermittent fasting is easy: you just abstain of eating for a certain period of time. You can and should drink a lot of liquid, but no calories at all.
This is what I am going to do for the next 30 days: Abstainfrom eating from 9 pm to 1:00 pm of the next day (that is 16 hours of fast) and then eat from 1:00 pm to 9 pm. (this has to be done every day for the next 30 days) I will probably eat 3 times during the 8-hour window. I will report once a week about this challenge and tell you about my thoughts. Hope you like it!! And please leave your comment........
Since I am interested in losing weight, I figure I have to report my initial state (as of July 22nd, 2011):
Weight: 96 Kilos (211.2 pounds). Yes, I am obese!!
Waist: 46 in, 117 cm
Waist to Hip ratio: 67%
"Sometimes the greatest ideas were quite simple."
What Do You Want to Change in the Next 30 Days?
Try something new for 30 days: