Day 2 – The 12 Hour Window and a Surprise Result

So I heard that really nice GP who has a book out at the moment and so talks alot on the radio talking on the radio yesterday;  and he said there is evidence that when you eat is important.  Apparently it’s been shown that if you keep your eating within a 12 Hour Window – say 8am to 8pm – it gives your body a rest and aids weight loss.

So I’m thinking I could add this to my alkaline diet and see if it makes any difference.

I have this thing I really don’t want to wake up hungry during the night, so I’m not one for having my last meal at 7pm;  more like 9 or 10pm.  The idea of not being able to eat after 8pm if I’m getting peckish panics me because I know I won’t be able to sleep.

So I decided to try missing breakfast and creating a ‘window’ from noon-to-9pm in which to eat.  I know that’s only 9 hours, but I feel I can cope with that.  Although I have to emphasise

I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE, NOT ONCE, NOT EVER, NOT EATEN BREAKFAST

so I really wasn’t sure how this would go.  But I’m a game girl and committed to getting my body back, so I started doing it yesterday.  And you know what?  It was really okay.

I found the morning tolerable so long as I kept well hydrated;  and after noon it felt rather as if I was feasting, because I was eating the same amount in a shorter space of time.  So my meals were more indulgent, and for a binger like me that is very nice indeed.

So I woke up this morning, and eager to see how my experiment was going I weighed myself.

I’d lost 3lbs in a day.

*startled face*

 

2 thoughts on “Day 2 – The 12 Hour Window and a Surprise Result

  1. Hooray! I’m with you – I’ve found having breakfast doesn’t work for me, I just feel hungry all day. That extra little bit of fasting means your body starts burning the brown fat (apparently) and you get it off a bit quicker. Plus you REALLY enjoy lunch!

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