For a background to this post see How I Plan to Lose 20 Pounds and Win the Bet.
Week #9 Weigh-In: -2. Total Loss: -10.
This was a good week. My plan last week was to journal the number of hours in my eating window. It worked! I was solid on my morning fasting and I lost 2 more pounds.
My goal was to average 14 hours. I hit 14.85 hours. It got easier later in the week. I will continue with this strategy. Fasting sure beats counting calories and weighing food.
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- I exercised less this week due to a setback with my knee rehab. This turned out to help making morning fasting easier. Fitness “gurus” that dismiss the relationship between activity and appetite are fools.
- I had quite a few potatoes this week. Very filling. This is a lesson for all you militant low carbers. Carbs are not inherently fattening. Excess calories are.
- As far as I know I am now in the lead on the bet. Competitor #3 slipped and is back to 7#. Competitor #2 is at 5#. and Competitor #4 is still missing in action.
Apr 27, 2014 — 3:32 am
I find this fascinating. A shorter eating window also worked for me in the past. Probably up to 12-14 hours is best for me. Going to look into this again. I found longer fasts made me hyper alert during the day and wired/fatigued at bedtime, so I couldn’t sleep. A later eating window at night and later in the morning may work better. Lots to think about.
Apr 27, 2014 — 10:29 am
Honey before bed!
Apr 27, 2014 — 10:32 am
The number of meals is the deciding factor for me when using IF to cut. Two large meals work great for 18/6 IF but the same amount of food over three meals requires a longer feeding window. Congrats on the progress, my friend.
Apr 27, 2014 — 3:04 pm
I think your next experiment ought to be to see if you can loose weight why consuming a reasonable amount of beer per week. Like let your beer be your carbs! Just meat, beer, and greens….