I am still feeling pretty beat up with these powerful Northern Pacific allergies and still finding difficult to resume my workout schedule. Many people I know are going through the same thing. The constant nagging headache along with the soreness in the back of the neck isn’t making life to pleasurable, but rest assured that it will change in several weeks.
I decided that in the mean time I can get started with changing my eating habits slightly by resuming an intermittent fast each day to allow my body to start burning fat on its own. I am doing a 6 hour window where from 6:00 PM until 12:00 noon the following day the window is shut on food. From 12:00 noon until 6:00 PM I can eat whatever healthy foods I choose. I call this the Window Fast.
This type of diet worked well for me last season and I felt incredible surges of energy from doing it. It really isn’t too difficult as I am simply skipping breakfast each day. When this allergy season breaks I should be more than ready to resume the walking program and resistance training. I will track my belt size more than my overall weight as belly fat is the best indicator of fat lose without the use of trainer equipment. Right now I am a tight 34″ waist and I anticipate dropping down to a lose 34″ or even a 33″ by summer. Weighing in at 193 lbs this morning I am probably at the heaviest I have been in some time. With all of the resistance training I did last season I do understand that I have developed larger muscles and it makes up for some additional body weight.
One of the benefits to fasting besides losing body fat is that it works well for Type II Diabetes. Jason Fung explains this pretty well in one of his video’s. This is part 4 of a series of 6 lectures and I believe most people would benefit from watching the whole series.