I have just 4 hours of intermittent fasting to go today. I was unable to do it yesterday so I decided to do it today.
Today is the first intermittent fast that didn't start out so well. I wasn't hungry and haven't really been hungry all day but I was thinking of food and wanting to eat most of the morning because of a somewhat stressful issue that came up yesterday (nothing serious just a problem that I have not been able to solve).
Wanting to eat and thinking of food when I'm not in any way hungry made me very aware of what type of eater I am. When I'm stressed I don't get hungry. I actually lose my appetite but I eat because I feel I'm supposed to be eating so then the choices I make are not good. I choose easy, processed food over healthier unprocessed foods which then stresses me out more.
I had noticed this pattern a while back but never was it magnified to the degree that it is today in the middle of an intermittent fast which is very cool because I feel that it will help me make better food choices when stressed in the future.
Do you eat the wrong foods or just eat for no reason when stressed? I.F. can help you become more aware of this and the tips in this article I wrote a while back can help too: Stress Eating Types & Quick Fixes
This morning I didn't think I was going to make it past 12 p.m. but now I just have 4 hours left and I'm even feeling less stressed too (still not hungry either).