The end of my IF experiment

I’m back from vacation, folks! Yay! Now I’m all refreshed and renewed and I managed to sustain intermittent fasting during my trip.  Unfortunately, I gained back the weight that I had lost before I left.  I would love to try staying on IF for longer but I decided that that should be an experiment for…

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Day 7 of Intermittent Fasting

I managed to finally wake up for my morning workout today: Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30, Level 4. I was basically able to do the workout although I had to do the modified moves sometimes. Jillian incorporates a lot of bodyweight movements and because I’ve been adjusting my weight training to IF, this called for…

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Day 6 of Intermittent Fasting

For eight hours, I slept like a baby. On a weekday too! Whoda thunk? I’m still catching up on sleep from my restless nights in the beginning of this process but not only am I catching up, but there is a little bit more spring in my step in the mornings.  Because I slept so…

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Day 5 of Intermittent Fasting

I only got five hours of sleep that night not because I couldn’t but just because of how late we got home from dinner and how early we had to get up to drop my husband’s car off for an oil change.  Also couldn’t do my morning workout but we planned to go the gym…

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Day 4 of Intermittent Fasting

First of all, I wanted to thank everyone for their support and concern. I’m staying the course right now and I appreciate all of the feedback I’ve been getting. As some people have suggested, normally on “cleanses” or “elimination diets”, the third day is the hardest due to detoxification. For IF, a process called autophagy…

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Day 3 of Intermittent Fasting

If there had to be a rough patch day, today definitely was! Due to my excitement, anxiety, over-caffeination and adjustments to IF, my sleep was not too great. Normally I am a deep sleeper but for some reason it took me over an hour to fall asleep and when I did, I couldn’t reach complete…

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Day 2 of Intermittent Fasting

The night before I was extremely tired and even fell asleep on the couch for a bit while watching Grimm.  Needless to say, I had no problems sleeping until the next morning (Saturday) before getting up to start the day.  I turned on my hot water dispenser and put a little bit of loose black…

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Day 1 of Intermittent Fasting

I woke up like normal for my 4:45am workout to Level 3 of Jillian Michael’s Killer Abs.  Then showered, took the dogs out with the hubby and had my cup of tea with coconut oil.  Its weird to see the bubbles of oil on the surface of my tea but it was surprisingly easy to…

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My experiment with intermittent fasting (IF)

Intermittent Fasting (IF) is a controversial and ever so-debated idea in the nutrition world right now.  Some people think its the answers to their prayers, some people think its quackery and some people are just unsure about it. Me, being the crazy person and science geek, has set out to try it out. Before we…

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