I have reached a plateau this morning with the “Window Fast” experiment and have decided to cut the project short. Basically I am eating a morning meal once again. The truth is that no fast can last forever and although I projected the project out to 30 days I find myself in a situation where I feel I am depleted of energy in just 6 days. This doesn’t mean that the experiment was a failure by any means. It simply means that I have reached a point where I can resume going back to a normal way of eating.
The funny thing is that for the first 5 days that I was putting my body into a fasting state each day I felt higher than normal amounts of energy then all of a sudden it dropped off on the sixth day. In reality what my body is telling me is that it has reached a point to where it is demanding more energy in (food) to match the level of energy out (exercise). Although I didn’t change my daily caloric intake my body reacted to the last 6 hours of the 18 hours where there was no additional energy to be drawn from other than stored body fat. Rather than continuing to pull from those fat stores the body starts slowing down to try to match the loss of calories available to utilize.
So today I will enjoy a day of rest and will resume with the exercise program tomorrow morning. It will be a fresh start as my body had learned once again to convert fat into energy and I should continue to see slow, continual fat reduction.
I am turning off the fast and turning on the fat burning furnace.
Blood Sugar- 109, Weight- 190.4