Thursday, January 17, 2019

Fitness Challenge Day 53


Day 53 Lunch at 1 pm (above):
Dalandan juice, Chicken with gravy and mushrooms, Adobong pusit, Free soup and White rice. This was lunch after the Continental Manila Toastmasters Club meeting.


Day 53 Workout:
Morning walk.
4 x 4 Assisted pull ups.
4 x 8 Hanging knee raises.


Weight Tracker
72.0 kg recorded at 6:00 am today.

LilySlim Weight charts
LilySlim Weight charts

Jeffrey and I talked about intermittent fasting lengthily at their office cafeteria. This was after the Continental Manila TMC meeting.

Jeffrey's been on the 16:8 protocol for some time now, preferring to have lunch and dinner as his two meals. Something that he finds difficult is the transition to one meal a day. This may be very common.

I think there is a psychological barrier that prevents this. The thought of being deprived one more meal may be it. Imagine, getting just one meal now instead of the usual two. It's as if getting two meals instead of the previous (and customary) three meals wasn't bad enough already. Haha.

The success of intermittent fasting goes with the length of the fast. My idea therefore to transition to just one meal a day may be broken down into the following steps:
  1. Decide which meal is far more important and difficult or impossible to give up - lunch or dinner?
  2. Since the current protocol is 16:8, shorten the feasting length from 8 hours to 4 hours, making the protocol 20:4. You may do this progressively with a 18:6 transition in the middle, if needed.
  3. Either move the lunch towards dinner (delayed lunch) or move dinner towards lunch (advanced dinner). Either way, the two meals should still fall within the new 4-hour window of eating.
  4. Do this progressively until eating window will be reduced from 4 hours to 2 hours.
  5. Eventually, all will have is just one big meal in that 2-hour eating window. There you go, one meal in a day.
Later, we even talked about the importance of retirement savings and an article entitled, "Retire at 55 and Live to 80; Work till you're 65 and die at 67." Haha.


How this Fitness Challenge Started