Friday, July 8th - Day 8
Today's Weight: 168
Eight days in and my first thought is should I still even be referring to this as a "30-day challenge" when I know after just one week that I have no intention of going back to my old diet and exercise habits. I love living primal!
Speaking of the old habits, now that I am feeling firmly committed to the primal lifestyle, I am ready to take on one lingering bad habit from the past - late night eating. True, the foods I;ve been eating late night have fit within the primal guidelines, but I know that the extra food is going to make it even more challenging for me to reach my weight goal of 150lbs because I have a harder time controlling portions when I eat late night, and it's disruptive to my sleep. Plus everything I know about IF makes it clear that my body needs the uninterrupted break from digesting food, and the overnight fast is the least painful way tp give it what it needs.
So, starting tonight, I will plan to go at least 10 hours without eating. On a typical weekday, when I eat breakfast around 8am, that will mean no eating after 10pm. On weekends, when I typically eat breakfast around 9am, that will mean no eating after 11pm. Eventually I'd like to extend the fast time to 12 hours overnight, but starting with 10 hours will be a big accomploshment for me. Once I am able to do that without breaking a sweat, I can gradually move the evening "stop eating" time earlier until I can do 12 hours comforatbly. But first things first - starting tonight, NO EATING AFTER 10 PM!