As another week gets ready to start, I would like to take a moment to jot down some of last week. Its been nine days since we started intermittent fasting and so far, I have no complaints. I really have not noticed any noticeable changes yet to my memory, sleep, or digestive health but I have read that some people claim up to two months before they started notice changes. I have been surprised that my hunger in the mornings have not been that bad. I think since we have been trying to avoid sugar and wheat for awhile now it has been helping.
I also have started reading (or listening) to the book Undoctored by Dr. William Davis MD. I have read the book once before but wanted to see if he mentions anything as it relates to fasting. If you want to take control of your health then I fully recommend this book. It will really make you think twice about health care in general. I also picked up a blood sugar monitor to see where my sugar levels are. When I was in the hospital for TBI testing and treatment (another story for another time) they had tested my blood and I the results were very eye opening to me. How did I get to be prediabetic? Well those test results and a recommendation from a friend to read another book by Dr. Davis, Wheat Belly, and I realized that even though I thought I was “athletic”, but because my diet was so poor it was causing other health issues. My blood sugar levels have since dropped to normal levels but I figure I should be able to test my blood sugar levels to see how it is affected by my new feeding schedule.
My training this week has been good and I really have not noticed any issues with working out in a fasted state. I even went for a ten-mile run yesterday during my fasting time to see how a longer run would affect my energy levels. Well, other than it being way to humid and I probably should have started a little sooner, it was a good run and I did not notice any drop in energy during or after the run. Regardless of the outcome of this test of intermittent fasting, I want to be able to make healthy habits that do not get in the way of my life but enhance it. Hit me up on any of the social media sites if you have any questions or comments about this or any of the other topics I ramble on about.