That’s day 4 of testing these light fasting strategies.
The main strategy I used so far is simply drinking lighter smoothies in the morning.
My rough estimation is that I only take in now half the calories I used to take before.
So maybe from 800 calories for my morning smoothies (these were very rich smoothies and I was having a few glasses of them), I might be now to 200-400 calories in the morning.
I am just on the edge of feeling an energy drop but it feel sustainable.
My body and mind are adapting to this new eating pattern.
2 challenges I face so far:
first one is tendency to overeat in the evening to compensate for low calories intake in the morning.
This is not going out of balance as what I take in is still super healthy, I simply notice that my tendency in the evening has been to eat slightly more.
Challenge 2 is to measure exactly the calories intake.
At this stage, I use hunger feelings, internal energy level, and rough calorie intake estimation.
I have no tool, no scale, no precise way of measuring calories.
I feel that’s ok.
My main tool is to listen to what my body and mind are telling me.
Today is the first day where I feel a new really stable, fresh energy kicking in.
I feel like my body is using only a fraction of its energy in the digestive process as I didn’t have anything really solid today yet.
I feel way lighter now internally and have been zipping light smoothie for the last 3 hours.
I had probably 4 glasses of this light smoothie which probably represents 200-400 calories.
Today, it contains, one banana, one orange, a few spinach leaves, a small piece of carrot, some ginger, half a lime, two tea spoons of raw flour, a bit of salt, one tea spoon of hemp oil .
I like as well a lot the fact of not putting my body in a state of crisis, rather, listening to what goes on and give it just enough to feel balanced but not too much so that it doesn’t waste energy in too much digesting processes.
Remember that I am not doing this for short term gratification or short term fasting.
I am testing to see if these nutrition strategies are stable and can be maintained long term.
So far, it works…