23 January, 2013

Day 1-3 Of Intermittent Fasting (IF)

My first day of weights in weeks felt great!

It's been three days of intermittent fasting and I must say it's been really easy...easier than I thought. I stop eating at 8pm and restart at 12pm and no hunger pangs, no excruciating urge to eat. The only problem I'm having now is that I don't think I'm consuming enough calories in my 8 hour eating window. I just can't seem to get it all in and this includes my daily protein intake (which is extremely important if you're looking to maintain or slightly build some muscles). So that's what I'm going to be working on now, planning my meals in such a way that I can get in my 1500 calories without feeling completely stuffed.

I'm also  completely excited to announce that my weight lifting program is going along really well and I'm feeling really good about it. Hopefully I increase in strength as the weeks go by )I say hopefully cuz of my low caloric intake). I'll be sure to let you guys know how it goes.

These are my starting weights on the first three workouts:

  • Barbell Squat: 65 lbs
  • Bench Press: 55lbs
  • Dunmbell Rows: 15lbs

Well, I'll talk to you guys later and please share any tips you have on getting in enough protein without the use of protein shakes or fake food.
 

XOXO,
Chichi.

2 comments:

  1. Protein...I use Spirulina tablets. I had researched and found that most of the protein is absorbed into the system: and that is what counts. You will have to experiment with the amount. I just take a couple of tablets each day, but I'm not doing the type of weight program you're doing. Also, the standard beans and brown rice together give you lots of protein and is so good( you can season the way you want). Enjoying your journey.

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  2. www.keepitkinky.netJanuary 31, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Good luck. I hope yu have much success on our journey overall.

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