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The reason following this simple rule of only eating when hungry is so easy now is that I am keto adapted and my body is now burning fat for fuel. What this means is that I am not hungry most of the time because my body is using my ample fat stores for fuel. I typically now eat one meal a day and it is definitely a substantial meal. After my last 24 hour fast I ate a hamburger patty, three slices of bacon wrapped around cream cheese, three eggs sprinkled with cheddar and some sauteed kale. That was last night at 6pm. I haven't been hungry since.
My fasting schedule is as follows:
Day 1: Eat until 6pm and then stop
Day 2: Do not eat until 6pm
Day 3: Eat until 6pm and then stop
Day 4: Do not eat until 6pm
And so on....
If you had asked me a few months ago if I could go without eating for 24 hours I would have told you no. But technically I am not really fasting at all because my body is using ketones to fuel itself. I am so happy that I have such control over my appetite now. I can't wait to see what the future will bring. For the first time in my life I can hear my body and I know when I am really hungry. I have broken through the American concept of having to eat 3 meals a day because that's just how its done. Now I know that this is unnecessary and that I don't need to eat every 3 hours just because that's what is considered normal. More on keto later.....hope everyone has a great weekend. In other news since the weigh in on Wednesday I have lost another 2 pounds and am under 260 pounds for the first time in 8 years!!! Only 14 more pounds until I reach my halfway point on MFP! Stay tuned!