I need to come clean about something. My success so far with the plant based diet has been augmented with intermittent fasting.
So what is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is an eating style where you eat within a specific time period, and fast the rest of the time. My intermittent fasting schedule is 16 hours of fasting and 8 hours of eating daily. I am not able to do it every day, but I certainly have been trying to the past 2 weeks.
The first thing every morning I drink 16 ounces of water. I will then take my vitamins and blood pressure pill, and a shot of a apple cider vinegar and juice mix. I might take a cup of coffee next, or just off to work with water.
I will drink water and coffee right up to 10:30 or 11:00. I will eat a snack at that time, and will continue to eat as I want or can until 6:30 or 7:00.
I am still learning about fasting. I have discovered it hard to find good information on fasting, and I believe simply it is because it is difficult to make money from fasting. People eat less – not more or even any specialization foods when you fast. You just don’t eat. There is no money in that you see.
I have found some good research and reporting from a Dr Fung. He has several videos on YouTube. One that I have learned from is here. If you are even half way interested in what I am saying about fasting – then take some time to listen to him and keep learning from others.
I am also a fan of multi day fasting, but I will save that for a different post. But just want to say that you have to learn to get past the pain of hunger at times knowing that you will not die or starve to death. I now understand that hunger pains let me know that I am on the right track. Feeling bloating from eating too much would be at the opposite end of the spectrum of sensation.
I will continue this regimen for at least two more weeks.