🥘 Fasting Thoughts
🐒 Hey TRIBE!!! 🐒
⏰ I’ve been doing Intermittent Fasting for a couple years on and off.
Recently I’ve become more strict. I downloaded an app and have been tracking daily how long I stay fasted.
I’m averaging about 18 hours with no food, followed by 1 meal, and then I normally start fasting again.
What I’ve discovered is how little food I actually need. Once I hit the button to start fasting and it starts my timer I know I won’t be eating food or at least 16 hours.
Psychologically it’s easier to stay away from food vs. eating clean.
I have cut out a lot of snacking, and unnecessary eating I didn’t realize I was doing.
I finally have less craving for bad carbs and sugars that I once couldn’t stay away from.
I don’t freak out like I once did about not being able to eat. I now know I can go 24 hours with no food, still train 2-3 times a day, and I won’t DIE!!
Another surprise is how many times I hit a 24 hour mark without food and have no negative impact on how I feel or performance in daily and athletic endeavors.
In fact, I feel I perform better across the board when I’m a little bit hungry. I have more mental clarity and a feeling of hyper focus. I have more energy when I train believe it or not, and I feel leaner and lighter.
What I have learned ultimately is what you track gets measured, and what gets measured gives immediate feedback on what your goal is.
Do you ever FAST on purpose?
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