Losing Fat by Intermittent Fasting 7 - One Meal A Day Attempt

(This is the continuation of Part 6)

It's my first day of the 24-hour fast which I started after dinner last night and end before dinner tonight. Thus far, I haven't felt any major difficulties or hunger pangs.

There was some "lull" during the day that made me just want to eat, but I doubt if they were really hunger pangs. It's just that I was so used to eating at different many times during the day. Yeah, I didn't want any lull times during the day.

Herbs and Spices Section

I also was able to buy Turmeric powder at the mall's supermarket. It's a small pouch for Php28. At first, I asked a shelf guy about turmeric powder at the coffee and tea section because I couldn't find any.

He asked, "Is that what you mix with water to drink?". After I confirmed, he said they didn't have it, although many were inquiring about it.

It was odd, I thought, and so I still searched around at the other aisles of the supermarket. I did find Turmeric powder but it was at the herbs and spices section. This is where you find seasonings like powdered garlic, pepper, curry, cinnamon and more. It's actually the area for cooking condiments.

Hunger Pangs

At around 2pm today, I felt a slight headache. It was nothing to be worried about and just something I felt as I was driving to exit a mall compound. It quickly disappeared as I got out.

By 4pm, I was thinking of ending the fast at 6pm. But by keeping my mind off it and keeping myself busy, I find that this actually can be done and isn't as hard. Sometimes, I also try to see it as a mind-over-matter kind of a game and kind of comparing it to an "extreme sport" (yes, fasting!)

At around 7pm (my dinner is at 7:30pm), I was already salivating, thinking of the food I'll be munching and gulping down. I'm just glad my home office is upstairs in our bedroom and not downstairs, especially not anywhere near the kitchen! My busyness in my room keeps my mind off food. Like they say, "out of sight, out of mind".

Then I finally had dinner. Ugh. I ate more than I wanted to, but hey, it's my first time. I had chicken liver and hearts, I also had green veggies, siomai, coated boiled eggs, rice and oatmeal. I totally and conveniently forgotten the 30 munch protocol of masticating (eating slowly).

Organ meats, I have to do without, if I'm to follow the doctor's advise. Maybe I'll be more successful in my next 24-hour fast next week. For this week, I'll be having OMAD (one-meal-a-day) just today.

One Meal A Day Plan

The plan is to slowly ease into the OMAD routine. This week, I'll have one OMAD, next week will be two OMADs, three the next and so on. Hopefully, I'll be able to gradually break-in into this routine.

It isn't very hard, but it takes a lot of getting used to. I suppose it's the decades of having 3 meals a day and snacks in between wired into my system that needs to be removed.

(See Part 8 for the continuation of this article)

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