I have posted earlier on fasting.
To my surprise, it has been easy to do, painless and I have been losing weight after being stuck at a level which was short of my goal. I always used to joke about eating being an addiction. Now I suspect that I may unknowingly have been on to something. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon Brad Pilon that I discovered intermittant fasting – fasts that last 24 hours or less. I had mistakenly believed that you had to fast for days for there to be any benefits and I also believed that fasting was bad for the body. I was forever telling my wife and sons that they were unhealthy by not eating breakfast and skipping meals. They paid no attention to my rants and now, in my advanced years, I become enlightened. I have been fasting for about two months now, two days a week. I break the fast to have dinner with my wife on most days but sometimes go for 24 hours before eating.
I would never have thought that intermittant fasting would be beneficial but I have to say that I have discovered that eating is overrated. Now Zenhabits has picked up the message from Brad and suggests a new relationship with food. It’s very simple which is what Zenhabits is all about. Food is just fuel. Fill your tank when you need it and forget using food as a surrogate for other things in your life.
I know that since I have been fasting, I don’t feel compelled to join my coworkers for lunch every day and I don’t miss eating on the days that I fast. I am also getting close to the weight goal that I believed was impossible two months ago.