A Peek Into My Week 1 Fasting Journal

What’s life without a little drama and exaggeration?

What’s an attempt at beginning to curb my cravings without a thorough sprinkling of overreacting?

As I’ve laid it out in previous blog posts, I was a serial snacker. A snack attacker. A human who couldn’t conceive of not eating something every three hours. It was ridiculous and I was tired.of.it. I was so caught up in my obsession with never being hungry, always existing at a state of satiation that it was affecting me more than I knew.

I would wake up thinking of what my first meal would be. Hell, I would go to sleep thinking the same thing. It was all about FOOD FOOD FOOD, and it had to change.

I was introduced to the idea of intermittent fasting by my girlfriend (who I may add has been extremely supportive, helpful and knowledgeable about fasting), and have been on this journey for just over two months.

Here’s a peek into how I dealt with my hunger and cravings the first week I started cutting back and listening to my body. For more context, I was in a coding bootcamp, so my peers are mentioned briefly. I wasn’t following a strict keto diet at the time, but this has changed.

So here it goes…

Day 1

Day 1

Lunch in a jar

Days 2 & 3

Day 2 & 3

Such a sucker for pizza

Day 4

Day 4

Days 5, 6 & 7

Day 5, 6, 7

I hope you had a little laugh at how pathetic I was regarding my constant snacking.

This little insight is meant to show just how much I struggled to eat less, but over time it has become a lot easier. I am now trying to push for an 18 hour daily fast, which means that I eat only between about 1pm and have my last meal by 7pm. It’s totally doable, and I’ll share some tips on how to fast better in my next post.

– Megan

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