Day 4 Intermittent Fasting

It is midnight in the UK and it is 1am here in Barcelona. I am sat at the airport waiting for my connection flight, so I thought I could use the time to update my blog. Though I would much more prefer to take a nap, but Barcelona’s airport does not cater for naps, unless you are willing to lay on the floor. I am not that desperate, at least not yet.

Today/ Yesterday 🙂 – referring to Thursday –  has been rather a busy day, but fasting still went according to the plan. Had a busy morning but my connection of food and exercise kicked in again in the morning. Had personal training clients at 9.30am, when we finished the session at 10.30am my brain was telling me to eat. We are creatures of habits and we usually give in when our habits kick in. I think it is important to challenge ourselves, step out of our comfort zone and check who is in charge – us or our habits?

My first meal was a chocolate shake with oats and almond milk around 12am.

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I had my second meal/snack at 2pm in Costa – Latte with soya milk and a ham and cheese panini. I seem to either love coffee or not drink it at all. I am definitely now having the coffee drinking period when I get to have a cup of coffee several times a week. But it is one of the habits that I want to work on and give my body a break from coffee. I know I can do as I had a coffee detox before when I had no coffee for months.

Today we had dinner at the Luton Airport. I must say I was quite disappointed by the low number of restaurant choices there. The airport was really busy and there were just 2 restaurants to dine in – a buger place and a Frankie & Benny’s, both had long queues of people waiting, we decided to go to Frankie & Benny’s. I had a salad with salmon and sweet potato fries. The salmon and sweet potato fries were lovely, salad was pretty blend. But hey, it filled the tummy.

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The good thing is that I managed to fit in food within my 8 hours eating window despite traveling. However I wonder how is it gonna be the next few days as evening meals are planned 8pm onwards…Well, I will keep you posted.

Let me know if you are going to give fasting a go and please do share your experience!

 

Day 2 Intermittent Fasting

My eating window of day 2 is closing and it is time to evaluate today.

Same as yesterday, I got up today and I had a cup of green tea instead of breakfast.

I had a client for personal training at 8am. When we finished at 9am I had a bit of urge to eat. I did not feel hungry in particular, I think it was more of a result of a habit. Usually when I have personal training clients within the morning, no matter if I exercise with them or if I just stretch, or if I do my own workout in the morning I would usually eat afterwards – either friend egg on toast, scrambled eggs, protein pancakes, sandwich with hazelnut chocolate butter and banana. So, it was quite interesting to observe how is my body programmed. However, I just had another cup of tea.

I broke the fast around 12.20pm with a shake – Herbalife Cookie & Cream shake powder with almond milk, 2 tsp of hazelnut chocolate butter and defrosted fruit mix (red currant, black currant, raspberries, blackberries).

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After lunch I went to Norwich city center with my husband to sort out some stuff in my banks. W walked by Patisserie Valerie and saw all those yummy looking cakes, I could not resist to have one. I must say that last two days I feel like I crave sugar much more. I usually do have sweet tooth, but feel like the urge is even stronger now. Will observe it the next few days if the trend continues or if it was just random two days of extremely sweet tooth.

We had dinner around 5.30pm, another recipe from Gousto Recipe Box – One pot easy lamb biryani made of lamb mince, green beans, basmati rice, sultanas and white yoghurt. Simple, easy, fast and tasty.

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I must admit I did not train past two days, however I am quite lucky that my dog gets me to walk every day. Every single day I walk around 5km on average, usually even more. I think a walk in the morning, no matter if you are fasting or not, is the best thing you can do to start your day.

Now it is time for me to head back to designing ads for the next issue of the Reepham and District Community news, and I should not forget my article as well. I got a gentle reminder today that I should send everything over by the end of the week. Well since we are travelling Thursday afternoon abroad I guess I better do everything latest tomorrow. At least one ad is done. What do you think?

Copy of Copy of Fab in 8 newspaper