I have a new best friend, my body. It’s amazing how much She tells me and also sad, how long I went not listening.
The more I explore and change my lifestyle and eating habits, the louder the signals, both good and bad get from my lovely new friend, my body. She loves fresh veggies and meat and some dairy products. She doesn’t like ‘Carbage’ that over processed, no nutrient value left in it what-so-ever foods. I find my happy place for both her and I remains in the carbs from veggies and some fruit only zone. So that’s what I’m doing. Everyone’s bodies are different, this is what makes mine stop hurting, complaining and loudly gurgling.
My body also has no issue with Intermittent Fasting up to 48 hours. After that it just is not happy, gets sluggish and really just wants a nap.
So I’ve settled into a ‘sort of’ routine that makes me happy as well as my body.
I wake up some time between 6:30 and 7:00 am. no alarm, my body does this all on it’s own now.
Stretch lightly to warm up the ole muscles then wander down to the kitchen with my JOURNAL and either plug in the kettle for tea, or start up the coffee maker.
Test my blood pressure (we have a machine at the house to test mom’s, so I make use of it for my own notes on how things are as I go!)
Go to the bathroom and wash my hands, check my weight, note the weight in my journal and then test my blood sugars.
From this point I enjoy my tea while reading other’s blogs and catching up on Social Media.
Around 10:30 – 11:00 I start preparing my first meal. I note what I ate in my journal and then carry on for the day with whatever is needed to be done.
I don’t snack at all.
At 12:00 ish, I prepare lunch for my parents. I’m never tempted to snack thankfully, as I prepare their food!
At 3:30 – 4:00 pm dinner preparation for all 3 of us and finish the meal by 4:30 at the latest. I note the start and end times in my journal along with what I ate, and also note that any medications have been taken with whichever meal.
I have a section at the bottom of each page where I note things like that a certain food left me feeling bloated or any other thing I notice going on.
Also, yep, the dreaded poop noting! I log both time and anything else a doctor might ask about….
I usually end up tired and wandering off to bed sometime between 9:00 and 10:00 pm.
The only variation from this is if I’m throwing an IF into the mix. I usually do this by eating my dinner to start it off with extra high fat , little to no carbs, then drinking mostly water with some Pink Salt and the occasional black tea or coffee for the next day, and eat my next meal on the second day at lunchtime, back on schedule with dinnertime.
Special note, for me, exercising mildly, such as Yoga, Stretching or walking feel great in the fasted state as long as I drink plenty of water and add the salt for electrolytes. I don’t HIIT or Cardio during fasting as I find myself getting light headed too quickly. That’s my body talking and I listen.
To all of you out there, let me know what signals you notice from your body! drop me a message in comments or by email if you’re not sure about posting publicly. I look forward to hearing from you!