Another smaller Down Day for me yesterday. It is interesting to me how my experience of Down Days is evolving.
I began with total fasts(water/tea only). These were easy.
Next, 420 calorie days. The first ones were AGONIZING! (Okay, slight exaggeration. But difficult.) But then I adjusted. Mostly to eating JUST A LITTLE. Restraint is hard for me.
I have tried a few different combinations of macros on the 420 plan. Balanced, high-fat, high-protein. I think I LIKE high-fat the best, but high-protein is the best FOR me.
Now I am finding my 420K days are slipping towards 320K days. Not on purpose, it is just happening. I am not that hungry, and I get busy and don't want to be bothered to eat.
I think the best thing to pass on to any newbies from this is: your experience at the beginning may change. Don't worry that if it is hard/uncomfortable at first, that it will always be so. Push through. By my third 420K Down Day, it was already getting easier. I have had some sporadic hard ones again, but hey, that's life. Some days will always be harder than others, regardless of what you are doing.