Energy In, Energy Out

reading_your_body_like_a_bookFor the last 2 days I have been practicing a different type of IF (Intermittent Fast) where I am allowing just 14 hours between meals rather than the 18 hours I was doing. The results have been interesting. I have dropped several pounds, but most important my blood sugar dropped below 100 for the first time in weeks.

As I am eating breakfast each day once again I find that delaying that morning meal by just a few hours is helping my body to adjust to be satisfied with just two more smaller meals later in the day. I have no desire for eating in between meals and have more than enough energy to make it through the day. I have also discovered that I am starting to sleep later in the morning which has increased my sleep to a solid 8 hours each night.

I have put exercise on the back burner for now and am starting to consider moving the routine to something I will do after work rather than before. I am learning that by simply taking a step back and allowing my body to dictate it’s needs rather than trying to force a new diet and early morning workout each day may lead to a higher success rate in managing Type II Diabetes in a positive way. The truth is that I am not hungry when I first get up, but find myself desiring food hours later so I eat. Then I find myself hungry again about three hours later so I eat. This seems to be enough as typically I don’t feel the need to eat again for another 6-7 hours when I eat again. This seems to work well with my current schedule and I find myself in a perfect balance of energy in and energy out. If my energy demands grow I will understand that my need for more food will change also and vice a versa.
Blood Sugar- 96, Weight- 190.6

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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6 Responses to Energy In, Energy Out

  1. Congratulations on that number! IF works, but I have a hard time sticking with it. Old habits die hard for this one, but I’m really happy for you that its working so well.

  2. camcoogan says:

    Great results! Thanks for sharing. I do better with a breakfast, too, which is larger for me than the two remaining meals of the day. What’s that old adage- Eat Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, and Dinner Like a Pauper?

  3. New Journey says:

    When I am really in the mode of weigh loss, I go 4-5 hours between meals…and sometimes longer until my stomach actually growls letting me know its shrinking…I am not sure I could go 14 hours mentally…LOL sad but true….good for you!! I am just getting into the book ..he seems like a very knowledgeable MD and has good insight….kat

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