Last month I shared a post on Intermittent Fasting (IF) and its many health benefits, after hearing so many people, including my husband and my brother, talk about it being a game-changer. I decided I would try it for myself for 4 weeks and report back to you all about my experience, so here goes!
I decided to go with an IF plan of 16/8 where I fasted for 16 hours and ate during an 8-hour period. 11 AM – 7 PM was my “eating window” based on my lifestyle and my family’s schedule.
As I mentioned in the previous post, I did not try Intermittent Fasting in an attempt to lose weight. It is NOT a weight loss plan, and I’m thankfully at peace with my strong, curvy body. I did, however, try it as a form of self-care, in search of more mental clarify and better sleep, which I was happily able to achieve over the past 4 weeks!
My work days became more efficient, without the typical 2 pm mind-funk and I was able to sleep better throughout the night. My energy level was also way up from what it usually was and I even got in a few workouts, which for me is a huge improvement! To stay on top of any and all results, I clocked my weight at the start and end of IF over the past 4 weeks and have lost about 4 pounds.
In addition to the weight loss, my clothes fit a little looser in the hip and thigh areas, which is where my body naturally stores a lot of fat. My waist also seems more defined.