For 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