Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Water Fasting

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Yesterday, I started my first of hopefully many water fasts. I'm aiming for 6 days. I'd go for 7 but the AFC championship game is Sunday and I know I'll want to enjoy a few drinks. If I plan on drinking, I'll have to consume some type of food to avoid getting sick!

I was able to control what few cravings I had by drinking plenty of H2O. After 24 hours, I did have a peppermint. That's technically 20 calories and considered cheating but I figured rules are meant to be broken. The peppermint helped with my stomach and gave me the sensation of actually eating. I'm going to purchase some sugar free gum for future fasts. Chewing gum is a great trick because part of the desire to eat stems from our bodies' habit of having something in our mouth. It's the same with people who try to quit smoking. The hand to mouth sensation is a major contributor in addiction.

I'm doing the water cleanse to jump start my diet. I'm trying to lose the weight (and then some) that I put on over the past couple years. I'm not happy with the way my clothes are fitting and I just don't feel like myself. I'll probably never be a size 2 and I'm fine with that but I do want to be healthier! How we look is in sync with how we feel! Hopefully by summertime I'll be back to my normal, healthy weight!

Wish me luck!


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