I tried Intermittent Fasting and Why it didn’t work

This has been on my mind for a while now ever since I began my balanced diet lifestyle but I’ve been too preoccupied to write it all down. So here it is, my experience with intermittent fasting and reasons it did not work.

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I have been on many diets throughout my life – limited-calories diet, low fat diet, low sugar diet, and clean-eating-to-the-extreme diet – so intermittent fasting was just another diet to lose enough weight

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8 thoughts on “I tried Intermittent Fasting and Why it didn’t work

  1. I’m very active, but I still have to pay attention my weight. As I’ve grown older, I’ve accepted that I feel better being a little heavier than I was when I was younger. I think that’s okay, as long as it doesn’t impinge on the physical activity. But I also still watch it, because I know it could increase to something not good quite easily.

    I’ve never been into “diets”. Instead, I’ve just made a routine of always trying to notice what my body is saying in terms of what I really need to eat. If I’m spending a moment tanning myself under the fridge light… then I don’t really need to eat, and I’ll go get a glass of water or make myself some tea instead. And I think about what I want for dinner before I start cooking. Occasionally, that results in a salad or a bowl of cereal for “dinner”.

    Unless you’re doing something as the result of a good medical evaluation, I’d avoid the whole “diet” thing beyond what common sense conveys. And being really hungry… that’s not good. Low blood sugar is just about the worst thing you can do to your brain. And at some point, it just results in a rebound anyway.

    Also, I wonder about the salt water. I’ll just drink lots of room-temperature water (can’t drink enough when it’s cold). I think the salts can work to dehydrate you if you haven’t already sweated a lot of it out.

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    1. I think the whole reason I began dieting was to find a way to boost my self-esteem because being called “fat” my whole life is bound to have negative effects and I don’t think a lot of people understand. I have talked with my aunts and uncles and even my mom before, “stop calling me fat, stop calling me fat. It hurts, you know.” They seemed to get it for just a few seconds but I was wrong because next thing I knew, everything was reverted back to before I told them to stop calling me fat. It made me so angry, more angry when I was fasting.

      So now, I just ignore them. If you can’t accept my body shape and acknowledge me as a person, why should I help you or answer you or whatever? In my mind, I sometimes had to mentally scream “f*** them!!!” so I’d feel better.

      I usually warm my water a little bit before drinking because apparently warm water is better to kickstart the metabolism. The salt water flush was gaining popularity around last year, I believe and it’s supposed to flush everything from the body. It was quite inconsistent though, some days worked but some days, it just left me super bloated.

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      1. Yeah… I get the “fat” thing. The idealized Western female body image just isn’t reasonable for most women, especially once you’re not in your twenties anymore. But just accepting that bit of extra weight as I’ve gotten older was, I think, actually better for my health. My thinking is that if you can stay active and feel good, then your body is saying that things are okay. And the changing body chemistry for women means that its not always going to be the same throughout your life. If you can stay hiking and exercising, and you’re not eating a garbage diet, then I think you’re already 3/4 of the way there. The rest is just being conscious of how you feel and what your body is telling you. We’re all individuals, and you can’t take your own “norm” from someone else’s expectation.
        Cheers! (ツ)b

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  2. Good to see you back, Yinglan. I’ve never had all that many positive results from dieting. I’m doing a lot more walking these days. That is a positive experience for me. I walk laps at the community center.

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      1. 10,000? That is twice my goal, five days a week. You are young. I will pay off for you. I walk for my heart so I do not stress about speed. I also carry my oxygen tank on a walker so I have a walker for balance. It works out well considering the condition I am in. I do have problems with shoes though. Foot problems. Oh, well. It still works out for me. 😀


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