Monday, April 28, 2014

The easiest diet ever aka Intermittent Fasting

Dieting is lame but for some people it is necessary. I am one of those people. If I don't monitor what I eat I tend to get into trouble because I don't always make the best choices lol. I need to restrict myself for my own good. Most recently I have done this by practicing intermittent fasting.

My breakfast, tea cup from Home Goods :).

Intermittent fasting basically means that you go on a mini fast each day which most often equates to skipping one or two meals a day. I've heard that you can even eat the same amount of calories as you would be eating 3 meals a day in one meal and you will still lose weight. I don't do this, I just eat till I'm full but as I become more athletic again I might. 

On most days I just skip breakfast and try to eat healthier food for lunch and diner. If you love breakfast you could skip dinner instead. I've been doing this for a little over a month and it has worked out really well for me. Already I feel less bloated and my clothes have been fitting better. I lost like 7 pounds already and I haven't changed anything else really other than moving to a second floor apartment lol.

I have also been trying to follow the blood type diet's food list for my type but I don't follow it to a "t". I do drink tea in the mornings but I have nothing else. Occasionally I will have a day where I do not skip breakfast and it feels weird now. In fact everyone fasts intermittently because not eating during your sleep is a form of intermittent fasting.

I have tried many different diets during my lifetime, but I often get tired of eating the same kinds of foods over and over again. Once I am tired of something, I usually don't eat it again for months which irritates my hubby because he likes to eat the same foods lol. Thankfully this eating pattern doesn't tell you what you have to eat although of course we should all eat healthy, it just tells you when to eat. I bet a lot of people do this already without even noticing!

Things to think about:
-gives your body more time to digest food.
-works best if you also take probiotics, I have been using PB8.
-helps you realize when you are really hungry.
-other diets like the Bulletproof diet utilize similar principles. In that one you only have fatty coffee for breakfast.
-it's probably in our nature because in days of famine throughout history we couldn't eat 3 meals a day.
-please do not try this if you have diabetes or if you are still growing. Also be cautious if you are an athlete or have had eating disorders in the past.

<3 KM


  1. I've never been able to eat breakfast. It makes me feel sick all day if I do. I still manage to gain weight, though. I think I just like food too much. Hehe.

    1. I've always been told that breakfast is the most important but somehow I have more energy if I skip breakfast too!