Last night I had a cheat meal–Chinese–and it was so delicious. I may have overdone it slightly and jokingly groaned at the end of the meal “I’m not going to eat ANYTHING tomorrow”. Though I was only joking, there are people who love to incorporate intermittent fasting into their way of eating. I’ve never really tried it myself, yet, though because I’ve always loved food too much. I can’t remember a day in my life that my plans haven’t revolved around food. I enjoy cooking and I enjoy eating yummy food, so it makes sense that those three meals a day would be at the forefront of my mind most days and particularly on dull days.
But, coincidentally, today, I had a very long day at work and ended up working from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm without having any time to eat. I was too busy to even think about taking a break or eating food! So, basically, I unintentionally fast intermittently. The funniest thing is, I didn’t really miss the food. I’ve heard that about being keto–it keeps you full and satisfied. It was actually really easy for me to not eat today.
Mind over matter, as they say. I’m realizing that I don’t actually need to eat as much as I think I do. I eat a lot because I feel sad. I eat because people around me are eating. I eat because I’m bored. But I don’t actually need to eat as much as I want to eat.
So maybe I’ll try this intermittent fasting thing more often and on purpose next time.