Hello fellow readers! Hope all of you are having an amazing week and giving it your all. I am still fighting allergies and under the weather but I’m not letting it hold me back. I am still full steam ahead.
I wanted to write for a few and let you all know of a new experiment I will be taking on starting Monday, April 1, 2019. For those who have read my previous blogs you already know I have been experimenting with a version of Keto that is Carnivore based. That has been going really well but results for me have been slower than when I was simply following Keto. I think it has to do a lot with the quantity of protein I have been consuming and still learning the signals from my body when I am really full and when I am hungry just because I’m bored. So I have decided to go back to some basics with a little twist.
Starting Monday, April 1, 2019 I will be changing up my intermittent fasting game to make myself primarily a day time eater. There have been some recent studies that show that individuals who stopped eating by 2PM began to see decrease in body mass as well as an increase in sleep. After reading some of the studies I have become very intrigued on what this could do for me because most days my last meal is between 7-8PM due to work schedules. We as human beings use our sleep cycles to repair our bodies, and if we eat a larger meal late in the day our body has to spend a considerable amount of time digesting as opposed to repairing. With this theory in my head space I want to see what changes I will see by simply changing my eating / fasting cycle.
My plan is to eat in a window of around 4 hours a day and eat no later than 2PM. The rest of my time will be spent fasting, hydrating and resting. I also have decided to go back to tracking my macros. For me I need that comfort of knowing where my ratios are and how they are benefitting me. I think this will help me keep on track and I feel my macros are more than enough to keep me satiated. I plan on weighing and measuring prior to starting and then I will weigh and measure again at the end of April. I also plan on keeping a log of how I feel and how my sleep changed in any way also. As far as adding back any carbs or veg….I’m not sure at this time I think I will just see what my body wants. I do not if I decide to add any in it will be no more than 10 total carbs per day.
I look forward to starting this experiment and sharing my results with everyone. Also feel free to look me up on Instagram @charming.confessions as I will more than likely do some video diaries of my results as well. So until next time Keep Ketoing On!