Draglist's Journal, 11 Oct 14

Stayed on track with my calorie goals today. Loving the 16:8 fasting. First meal was at 2pm today and the last one ended right at 8pm. So easy to do and easy to stay satisfied. Happy with staying near my carb macros and sodium intake, too. Hoping to drop another pound or two by morning.

If It Fits Your Macros numbers (macro numbers in grams, rounded):
Daily targets: 65 fat, 65 carbs, 190 protein, 38-48 fiber, <2300 sodium, 1605 cals
Today ate: 35 fat, 67 carbs, 177 protein, 27 fiber, 1986 sodium, 1286 cals (2770 used, 1484 deficit)
Running avg: 88 fat, 186 carbs, 131 protein, 2129 cals (2715 used, 586 deficit)

View Diet Calendar, 11 October 2014:
1286 kcal Fat: 34.52g | Prot: 177.33g | Carbs: 66.77g.   Lunch: Wegmans Greek Yogurt Plain, Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Isolate Chocolate, Bob's Red Mill Chia Seed, Now Real Food Golden Flax Seeds, Healthworks Cacoa Nibs, Snapple Diet Peach Iced Tea (16 oz), Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurt - Key Lime, Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds 100 Calorie Packs. Dinner: Shadybrook Farms Boneless Turkey Breast Chops, Cooked Green Cabbage (Fat Not Added in Cooking). Snacks/Other: One A Day Men's Health Formula Multivitamin Supplement, Now Magnesium Citrate, Nature Made Fish Oil 1000 mg, Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Isolate - Vanilla Creme, Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds 100 Calorie Packs. more...
2770 kcal Exercise: FitBit Tracker - 24 hours. more...

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Lots of health benefits from 16:8 aside from weight loss. 
11 Oct 14 by member: ChrisComedy
Absolutely, Chris. I'm devoted to it now. I'm almost never hungry until right at the time I need to eat. And it's amazing that I can almost set a clock by it... 
11 Oct 14 by member: Draglist
I am taking notes of your fast track - the scale was not a diaster considering I had an eating binge day yesterday- My exercise saved me to a certain degree - Also I was scraping old window film off my car and it was 90 degrees outside- my clothes were drenched from sweating so much I had to change them / Back on track today 
12 Oct 14 by member: pwrestlephoto
Congrats, Pam! It all adds up. I got a nice 207.2 upon waking today. Will wait until after my 16:8 fast and a walk before recording fir today. Hit some stuff to move around in the house. That will help too! 
12 Oct 14 by member: Draglist
With the fasting can you pick your times? Say eating between 11am till 7pm? 
12 Oct 14 by member: njashka8
Yes, absolutely. You pick the times that work best for you. 
12 Oct 14 by member: Draglist
Nice job, really want to try the 16:8. Got to go over my meds & supplements to see if I can take without eating. Usually take them for breakfast, lunch & dinner. The only problem I see, is my BP meds which I take 1/2 dose twice a day. Hopefully will be off those meds in a couple of months. 
12 Oct 14 by member: Chillie Willie
I've started trying to do the 16:8 and the in 4 days I've taken off 3.8 lbs.  
12 Oct 14 by member: Instantcrazy
Hope it works out for you Chillie. I just had 'breakfast' at 1:30 and I did not even feel the hunger despite eating fewer than 1300 calories this week. Congrats on the loss, Instantcrazy! That is so great. 
12 Oct 14 by member: Draglist
Thanks! Congrats on losing all of your fun month weight too! 
12 Oct 14 by member: Instantcrazy
Thank you! All part of the plan... the water weight is easy to lose. But first you have to realize what it is! 
12 Oct 14 by member: Draglist
Chillie Willie, 16:8 is anti-inflammatory so it may help with your BP. 
12 Oct 14 by member: ChrisComedy
Thanks draglist will be trying this for a week! 
13 Oct 14 by member: njashka8
Why /how is 16;8 anti-inflammatory?  
13 Oct 14 by member: Instantcrazy
According to James B. Johnson M.D. and Donald R. Laub Sr. M.D, authors of "The Alternate-Day Diet," intermittent fasting activates a gene called SIRT1. This reduces inflammation, lowers free radical stress, improves insulin resistance, and most important, causes fat loss by releasing fat cells from around the organs. 
13 Oct 14 by member: ChrisComedy
Good job Bill. Chris - I'm reading that book now thanks to your recommendations, have already been doing the fast. Once you get used it, it's really not a problem and the fuller feeling from eating your food in a smaller time window is a plus. 
13 Oct 14 by member: jmb3450
Great news, Chris. Thanks. I will check out that book, too. Totally agree with Jim on the ease of doing the fasting. Just had my first meal at 1:30 pm and didn't have any hunger pangs at all today. Did 1.5 hours of working out at the end of my fasting period to maximize the fat burn. Have a good day. 
13 Oct 14 by member: Draglist
Good luck with it, Njashka8! 
13 Oct 14 by member: Draglist
jmb3450, when I started, I used to feel hunger pangs, but those are largely gone. I like the fact that I don't feel deprived. It's just for one day - or for those doing the 16:8 version of intermittent fasting - 16 hours. 
13 Oct 14 by member: ChrisComedy
And most of those are spent in bed! Finish eating at 8pm and that lasts me through the night. First meal at noon. Super easy. 
13 Oct 14 by member: Draglist

     
 

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