Intermittent fasting for 7 days

Last year I fasted for 3 days, inspired by a friend who does the Ramadan every year. This year I will do a 7 days of intermittent fasting and experience what that feels like. I will start on Saturday 4 May 2019 and end on Friday 10 May 2019. But first, I need to set up the rules…

What is intermittent fasting?

It means that you are not eating for a period of time. There a different types of time schedules, like not eating for 24 hours once or twice a week. Or only eating for 4 hours during the day, like in the prehistoric age. On the internet I found a nice article (in Dutch) explaining about intermittent fasting and the benefits of it.

I will follow the 16/8 schedule: 8 hours of eating, 16 hours of fasting. Too be honest, this doesn’t sound very challenging compared to the fasting of last year, because now I can choose when the 8 hours start. Last year my eating time frame was very early in the morning and very late in the evening.

ramadan fasting schedule 2018 of lazy pig
Last year time schedule.

This year I will make it ‘easy’ for myself and choose a eating time frame from 12:00 till 20:00. This means I will only skip breakfast and I will still be able to join the social eating gatherings. Let’s see what the experiences will be.

2019 intermittent fasting schedule of lazy pig
No breakfast for me.

Why are you doing this?

Life is about learning and experiencing new things. I want to feel and see what intermittent fasting can do for my body.
I want to appreciate food again and be more conscious about what kind of food goes into my body. And it’s a discipline challenge. If I can do this, I can do anything to change in my life.
Are you joining me in this intermittent fasting challenge?

I will keep a daily diary to keep track of my mood and to write down any revelations. I will share the results with you on the blog. See you in the next post!

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