Thursday, June 25, 2009

Very full and satisifed


There was something about the food choices I selected on Tuesday that made for an interesting observation. Maybe a hotter weather day had something to do with it also. It was another intermittent fasting (IF) day - call it intermittent feeding if you prefer. I began eating around 3:30 p.m. and was done for the day at around 5:30 p.m.

Here’s what I ate that day:

3:30 p.m. at work

8 ounces of Trader Joe's low fat strawberry yogurt follwed by 1.75 ounces of dark chocolate that was begging me to eat it.

5:30 p.m. at home

Two flour tortillas with about 2 cups of guacamole and sliced Roma tomatoes.

I thought for sure that I would eat something else later in the evening but I was so darn full that there was no room or desire for anything else. This is so unlike me and it made me curious; so I decided to “cost out” my consumption to satisfy my curiosity. It “costed out” at approximately 1,693 calories consisting of 183 grams of carbohydrates (43%), 31 grams of protein (7%) and 93 grams of fat (50%).

I don’t know what kind of nutrition plan you call eating this way, but one thing is for sure and that is I was very full and satisfied.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

4 comments:

Charles Long said...

Every time I walk by a Little Debbie's display, the chocolate donuts are begging me to eat them. But I've been a good boy and have refrained. Hope you enjoyed that chocolate bar. A little indulgence like that once in awhile can't be all bad.

pierini said...

Hi Charles,

I'm at about hour 20 of today's IF and a Little Debbie sure sounds good right now but so does real food and I think I'm saving myself for today's planned 4-5 window to start in about 1 hour.

Thanks for the visit. Have a great day!

Ralph said...

How are your bowel movements on IF?

I tried Fast5 for 3 weeks, but I had to quit because of constipation issues. I discovered that my body needs at least 2 600cal. meals a day to 'function' properly.

pierini said...

Hello Ralph and thanks for that very good question. I guess the best answer is that, in general, IF results in IBM but drinking plenty of water and eating a variety of foods is all that is needed for middle-age man regularity.