Intermittent Fasting Continues to Impress Me

IF-268x300Another day and another drop in body weight. For the last 4 days I have been dropping almost 1 lb. per day and I am feeling really good. I am not sure if this is a new way of life for me or it is a temporary solution to burning fat, but for what I know right now intermittent fasting is working for me. As for blood sugar, that too has come down once again slightly and seems to be working out also.

Today I will be back on the treadmill to fuel the fat burning process once again and will wait until noon to have my first meal of the day. Tomorrow will be a little different as I return to the treadmill once again, only this time I will be working with the same weight I normally use and will run through a series of just 1 set of all exercises and limit myself to just 6 reps per set. I feel this should be sufficient to maintain muscle tone while also fueling fat burning. Each exercise will be conducted in slow, concentrated motions and will provide each muscle group with a limited challenge. My intentions are to just do this routine once a week because resistance exercise is important as we age. This is the one day in the week where I will eat breakfast and provide my body with the immediate protein that my muscles will need for growth to maintain strength.

I will continue to eat my last meal at 6:00 PM and not eat anything until the next day at 12:00 PM for 6 days out of the week. The seventh day I will eat a protein filled breakfast as long as I am doing strength building exercises. My new schedule will look like this:

Monday – Treadmill, Intermittent Fasting
Tuesday – Intermittent Fasting
Wednesday – Treadmill, Intermittent Fasting
Thursday – Intermittent Fasting
Friday – Treadmill, Intermittent Fasting
Saturday – Intermittent Fasting
Sunday – Strength Training, Protein Fueled Breakfast

Blood Sugar- 105, Weight- 176.6

Distance- 3.25
Time- 53:43
Calories- 350.7

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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16 Responses to Intermittent Fasting Continues to Impress Me

  1. JohnTFS says:

    Very nice! IF worked so well for me that I had to stop because I was getting too light.

  2. it is good to know hunger every day. he or she is not your enemy.

  3. New Journey says:

    Don’t you love when a plan comes together and works for you….windy and over cast here….hope you have sunshine…kat

  4. I must try this. Thanks for the inspiration

  5. hsampson says:

    Thanks for sharing Billy!

  6. kimoshaseas says:

    My brothers have tried intermittent fasting and OMG they look like high school boys! That’s how much weight they have lost!

  7. I have been really wanting to try this! I thought it was eight hours, is it really six? Or did you just pick that because it works for you?

  8. I tried intermittent fasting for a while a few years ago and had a lot of luck with it. For women, though, the scientists who study it don’t recommend it for women when they have any real stress in their lives…forces the body to create a lot more cortisol than if they weren’t fasting. So fascinating that this isn’t the case with men. I wish you the best of luck!!

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