Intermittent Fasting (IF) has suppressed my appetite
July 22, 2019
When you get into the IF life you think you’ve got it made. One Meal a Day (OMAD) sounds awesome. Why gave three or four baby meals (like a bunny) over the course of a day when you can have one 1,500-2,000 calorie Viking’s Feast every day? Want to know why people on aggressive intermittent fasts (IF) or fasts tend to melt weight away?
It’s because, after a while, if you stick with it, your impetus and passion for putting away an entire mega burrito with everything during your one-to-four hour food window tend to wane. It’s a trick! The “eat as much as you want, Viking God!” also means, “eat as little as you want, Bunny Wabbit. Case in point: I only wanted to eat half my chicken-everything burrito and wrapped up the other half like one of those doggy-bag people who don’t finish their American super-sized portion meals like Patriots.
I seem to be exerting levels of self-control (and, consequently, portion control) and also seem to be becoming a little more aware of when satiation comes, when I am full, and when I am about to become nauseous (but, before I’m nauseated).
So sneaky. Listening to my body, considering my hunger, not eating as much as I’m allowed but only eating when and what my body craves–and only until I am full (and not stuffed).
And I am not having post-OMAD-bloat crashes or post-meal cravings of post-burrito siesta, either–or, post ribeye nap or post whatever-whatever. I am going to ride this train for as long as I can. Every few years, I am able to get into this state. A state of general satiation.
On this quasi keto, sometimes one burrito-a-day (OBAD) not-keto, sometimes carnivore, sometimes plant-based diet (depending on what I crave), I find my general hunger to be less suppressed than my “feed me Seymour” Little Shop of Horrors self less gluttonous, in general.
And, I think that’s a good thing.