Is this what fasting is normally like?
I've been trying to pay a lot of attention to eating strictly to hunger, lately. Most days this works out in me getting hungry around late lunch-time, and then again around dinner--naturally falling into that six or seven hour block I'd seen discussed. I noticed that if I had some (full-fat, unsweetened) Greek yogurt and berries after dinner, I'd wake up starving... but otherwise it seems I'm not naturally inclined toward breakfast.
Anyway, yesterday I kept waiting to get hungry, and just never did. I went out and burned a few calories with a little low-grade parkour-type monkeying around, climbing a tree at the park, jumping up on/off/over stuff, that kind of thing. I had a little heartburn around bed-time, so I munched a couple almonds, but still didn't feel hunger.
I had a little bit of a hard time getting to sleep. I felt great--sharp and active and, I dunno, "primal". Like I wanted to go out and hunt. Or climb a tree. Or... go kayaking ;0). Hunting hawks in this state are said to be "in yarak", honed and ready with a particular look in their eye; that's what I felt like.
I woke up this morning and checked in with myself. I wasn't hungry when I woke up, so I went out and did a little more climbing around at the park, came home and was suddenly ravenous, about 10:30. I had a handful of grass-fed ground beef cooked in tallow with some green beans and spinach and it was great.
Is there a limit to "eating to hunger"? I feel great. I'm not counting calories or tracking portions under the assumption that I need to learn to listen to my hunger signals. Is it okay to just continue eating on a total non-schedule? Primal food PRN? ;0)
Last edited by mixie; 10-24-2011 at 12:16 PM.
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