As the name has it, Intermittent Fasting (IF) involves … yes …. Fasting.
Seriously, this is the last dieting/ nutritional strategy to ever cross my mind in my pursuit for a healthy, lean body. Why should I go hungry?
But when Fasting crossed my path recently, it caught my attention.
The Head Coach of Precision Nutrition, Dr John Berardi, experimented with Intermittent Fasting himself and shared his experiences with those who are interested in the topic. You could go to his website and download a free e-resource whereby he documented his experiences to share freely.
As what Coach JB said, he had to try it himself to discover and understand what IF is all about. It is not for everyone, period. But for those who are looking to get a leaner body, this may help achieve your goals. When a great and established coach like Dr JB bothers to put himself to test and experimentation, why shouldn’t I be open to it?
And I am looking to get leaner anyway!
Also, Brad Pillon, author of Eat Stop Eat, mentioned that Fasting is great for productivity! For one it helps you save time because you don’t need to think about food. That got me sitting right up immediately! Though I love planning for the way I eat now, It’s not quite a bad idea that I do not have to think about food for a day! I can just spend all the time focusing on other stuff! He has a whole list of other benefits to promote fasting, which you can see from his website.
And I am always looking to do more with less!
Based on the above reasons and coupled with the motivation of wanting to be exposed to nutritional strategies that can work for myself, I decided to embark on the challenge of a 24 hour Fasting, in accordance to the plan recommended by Dr JB.
The chosen day was Tuesday, 9 October 2012.
It was a scheduled busy day in school.
There was no scheduled gym workout.
I should be able to complete my trial with the help of the many activities in the day to take my mind off the hunger pangs!
And so I started my Trial Fasting Day at 11pm on Monday, 8 October 2012.
I will be sharing my feelings and experiences on my Trial Fasting Day in the next post!
Look Out for It!