by, January 1st, 2011 at 03:01 PM (885 Views)
I've been reading deeply for quite a while into fitness and health, though never put as much of it into practise as I should, and lately I came across the idea of fasting.
Now, not eating for longer periods of time does give me headaches and the appeal of not eating is limited to say the least. However, after the epic fail of last year in regards to healthy easting and exercise I'm willing to try some new things.
The science behind fasting I'm not entirely sold on but proof is in the trying rather than the wondering. So between 9pm yesterday evening and 3pm this afternoon all I did was drink, mostly water and tea with the odd glass of Pepsi Max. (I read that going 24 hours without food straight away is kinda dumb, surprise, so I'm working my way up.)
It wasn't too bad, I got up late as it was day two of a four day holiday (woot!) and although I struggled a bit at lunchtime in the end I could have done a few more hours. For me it killed two birds with one stone - obviously I've consumed a lot less calories than normal, especially given I have a tendency to binge on weekends, but I've also drunk more water than I usually would. Two of my targets to losing weight this year.
Will it work? Will I stick with it? Who knows but I'm going to try Friday night to Saturday evening for the next month and see what happens. Cross your fingers and lock your fridges in support