As many of you know, I decided to give fasting for fat loss a try as described in Brad Pilon's e-book Eat Stop Eat. The length was 24 hours with getting over 18 hours being the most important. After 18 hours is when your levels of human growth hormone rise dramatically.
I started my fast yesterday after a 3 pm snack of raw vegetables and hummus, a sesame crunch bar, and some green tea. I would say I didn't start to feel hungry until about 8:30 pm. I had a few glasses of water and felt better. This morning I woke up thirsty but otherwise fine. I felt okay until I hit the 18 hour mark. I was starting to feel tired and a little weak. Drinking water and keeping busy definitely kept my mind off food.
At about 23 hours, I was just not able to concentrate and was really dragging. I ended the fast with the same snack I started with. The rest of my day went like this:
1. snack - raw broccoli, cauliflower, red pepper w/3 tablespoons hummus, sesame crunch bar, green tea
2. sushi - salad w/ginger dressing, seaweed salad, 4 oz salmon sashimi, 5 pieces of spicy tuna roll, 1 piece of eel avocado roll, and 2 pieces cucumber avocado roll
3. snack pack cottage cheese, nut and seed crunch bar
I know I went a little overboard with the sushi. We order it every Saturday night and this week I splurged a little. We did great at the garage sale though. We made $236!
In conclusion, I would definitely do it again when it is convenient for me. Not sure if I'd do it once or twice a week as suggested in the book. If you would like more information about fasting for fat loss, check out http://eatstopeat.com
Tomorrow I will be updating measurements and goals for the week.
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