Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Eat, Fast and Live Longer: Week 1

Week 1 and I have chosen Tuesday and Wednesday for my "fast" days. I didn't want to try it on a busy day or a work day as I have no idea how my body will react to a lowered food intake. I know that skipping meals gives me migraines and I wanted to be sure that I can cope with whatever my body throws at me as it finds itself truly experiencing hunger for the first time in many years.

My breakfast was a simple boiled egg (80). Lunch was a banana (100) and tea was a generous fillet of steamed white fish with a good serving of steamed broccoli seasoned with sesame oil and a Thai drizzle of chilli, garlic, lime juice, brown sugar and fish sauce (242). The hardest time of the day was between 4pm and 6pm. This was when my body truly seemed lacking in energy and my head started the familiar throb throb throb in my right temple. I drank and drank and drank tap water, some black tea (blaaagh) and also some miso soup (30). Bed was a welcome relief and I could happily have gone to sleep ahead of the kids!

Talking about the kids. They persuaded me to bring them in to our local town and while there cajoled me into visiting a cake shop. I sat there with my book clenched firmly in hand and watched on as they tucked in to sugary delights. It killed me to watch them offer me a lick of their spoons but I stayed strong and drank my bottle of water dry, squeezing out every last drop and then feigning interest in recipe section at the back of my book as my stomach growled at the injustice of being empty when food was so clearly just a sniff away.

This week is proving challenging...

2 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Let us know how it goes...sounds like a tough diet...but maybe if the results are truly "fast" it will be worth it :)

    Take Care,

  2. Sounds interesting... if tough! I'll be interested to hear more about how you progress! Good luck. You've done well so far, it seems!