Warning: If you find this topic very close to home or triggering, don’t read this blog post.
I was meant to upload this blog post over a month ago but didn’t due to uni course work and deadlines.
Anyway, I want to share my experience with intermittent fasting during the spring term in uni before lockdown because I felt changes in terms of my appearance.
So, What is Intermittent fasting?
According to Healthline.com, it is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. Also, you don’t have to eat certain foods to do it.
To complete it, the person needs start and stop eating at a certain time, for example…
I start eating from noon and stop at 8 pm and then I fast from 8 pm-12 pm, if that makes sense.
Some health websites and blogs think it’s healthy but other websites addressed that intermittent fasting can cause digestion issues and binge eating.
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Why did I start intermittent fasting?
I wanted to do it because I wanted to boost my metabolism and I wanted to be mindful when it came to eating amount of food.
I did the 16/8 method for 7 days and the spontaneous meal skipping for weeks which isn’t right.
|Hot Drink in the Morning and |
ate from 12pm -8pm.
|Meal Skipping Method|
|Basically ate two meals a day|
What I ate during using both methods
- 16/8 method
Weekdays and Weekends
|Monday – Sunday|
|Before 12 pm: Nothing or drank green tea|
|Noon: Ate lunch|
|Evening before 8 pm: Ate dinner|
|After 8 pm: Stopped eating|
2. Meal Skipping Method
|Monday – Friday||Saturday – Sunday|
|Breakfast: Skip||Breakfast: Eat|
|Lunch: Eat||Lunch: Skip|
|Dinner: Eat||Dinner: Eat|
How I felt
Most of the time, I felt tired when I did the 16/8 method since I had to go from one class to another; however, the meal skipping method was okay because I am used to it.
Did I See Results?
To be honest, yes but not drastically.
I saw results mainly on my stomach but didn’t see results on my legs and also, my friends and people around me started to notice which I was surprised.
Is it worth it?
I think some are worth it because I’ve done it before but other intermittent fasting methods, for example, eat on one day and fast for 24 hours the next day are not worth it because it can cause issues.
All I can say is to be careful when doing this.
I know this blog post is very short but thank you for reading.
If you like to read my other health-related posts.
Information about intermittent fasting