I decided to intermittent fast yesterday so after a snack of yogurt, fruit and water, I did 10 min. of mobility then a 30 min. total body circuit workout (bodyweight, trx, and sandbell exercises) plus 10 min. of core work with a medicine ball then stretched for 30 min.
I took my son out to dinner (had curry coconut shrimp and veggies with brown rice at Pei Wei) plus a few bites of double chocolate chip cookie and 2 glasses of wine. My fast started at 7:30 p.m. last night and ends tonight about the same time.
Did not feel very hungry all morning. Had a few cups of coffee and lots of water. Started feeling somewhat hungry around noon but went shoe shopping and got distracted.
My afternoon clients are not coming in today so I will be doing yoga in a bit then walking at the time I usually train them to stay busy. The last few hours of an intermittent fast are always the hardest not because you feel hungry but because you know it's almost over so you tend to want to end it an hour or two earlier than you should.
I'm hoping I can fast again in 5 days. I like the idea of every 5 days instead of twice a week. This would add up to 6 fasts in one months instead of 8 and 4-6 fasts per month seems more reasonable than 8 per month.
Have you ever tried I.F.? Check out my article if you want to learn more: Master Cleanse vs. Intermittent Fasting