My Intermittent Fasting Results
I have experimented with intermittent fasting over the years but never really stuck with it. However, for the last year or so, I have been more consistent, and I am pleased with the results. It has been a work in progress. I started off with having an 8-hour eating window and eliminated snacks in between meals. After a few months, I narrowed my eating window done to 6 hours-eating only two meals with no snacks between. Eliminating snacks was a huge game changer, this video explains why. I then took the plunge to do one meal a day (OMAD) for the entire month of January. My plans were to return to two meals a day at the end of the month, but I was so thrilled with the results that I decided to keep going. There are still some days where I eat two meals, but I do OMAD 95 percent of the time.
The results have been amazing. I have increased energy and mental clarity and have gone down a dress size. I explain more about my results in this video. One of the most pronounced observations I have made from doing OMAD is that my sugar addiction is GONE. I also noticed that some other symptoms such as bloating and swelling in my joints have significantly decreased. It is also freeing to not be consumed with what I am going to eat or even use food as a pacifier throughout the day. It was difficult in the beginning, but my body has adjusted. The irony of it all is that eating one meal a day has given me more energy than when I ate three. The key is to eat the proper foods during your eating window. You can click on my YOUTUBE recipe playlist to get some ideas of what I have been eating.
I would love to take you along on this journey with me and it is my hope to be an encouragement to you as well. Keep watch for more updates and even new recipes and meal ideas. Are you familiar with intermittent fasting, have you tried it, what has been your experience? Leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you.
About the Author
Hello there! I am Anika and I am definitely one of those. Passion oozes from every fiber of my being. I love to love. Sounds cheesy, I know, but I already told you that I am one of those kinds of people. Read on to find out some more interesting facts about me… 1. I love me some Jesus. I love to testify and if you hang around me long enough you may hear me bragging on the awesomeness of God, like how • He gave me a house I couldn't afford • Healed two of my children • Gave me a yes when I wanted to say no 2. I married a younger man…OK, not really. I was 23 while he was 22. My birthday is in April and his in August, but it’s our running joke. Nevertheless, after 13 years of marriage, I happen to love him deeply, and it still makes for a great story. 3. I have experienced the pain of two miscarriages and the joy of delivering 6 children (3 boys and 3 girls). I have both a bachelors and masters degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Early Childhood Education, which I put to good use staying home with the kiddos. 4. I attend an awesome church where my husband is the Assistant Pastor. I am also a part of a not for profit organization that encourages women to walk in their God given purpose. 5. I am addicted to prayer. 6. I am considered nice by most, definitely extreme by design. I am politically incorrect. 7. I take the scenic route when telling a story, but I promise if you hang on long enough, I eventually get to the punch line. 8. I have great ideas but I sometimes procrastinate. Jesus and I are working on that one. 9. I am guilty of overthinking things (refer to number 8). 10. I am originally from Jamaica. Surprise…sunshine and coconuts are two of my favorite things. 11. I subscribe to the Paleo Diet and actually did a round of Whole 30. 12. I love to experiment in the kitchen. 13. I make an absolute mess when I cook. I try to clean as I go but get distracted with cooking. Go figure. (My family doesn't always enjoy my cooking but I make them eat it anyway.) 14. I love people and enjoy talking to them—even the weird ones. I tried being otherwise but found it doesn't suit me well, so I'm learning to be okay with being me. 15. I have traction alopecia and wear wigs and am crazy enough to believe God for restoring my hair follicles even though the doctors have said otherwise. 16. A movie is considered good only if it makes me cry...more than once. Sound of Music happens to be my all time favorite. 17. I really wish I sang well. I really don't. 18. Telling people about Jesus is my favorite past time. And if I'm not talking about Him, I'm talking about my family or some random health fact I learned on Google. 19. I love redemption stories and happy endings, that’s why I said yes to Jesus. Feel like you know me a little more? Well good! Please continue to stop by my little corner of cyber world. And do leave a comment. Remember I love to talk to people!