Didn’t take rocket science to sort I’m still insulin resistant (IR) even with all the plants. So I’ve ventured into One Meal A Day eating in a 4 hour window and fasting the other 20 hours of the day. It’s been way easier than anticipated. Autophagy is about having appropriate periods of rest for your body to focus on healing rather than digesting.
Day 50: The honesty numbers ….
Weight: This week my weight has rumbled along with no real change until today … but the math behind watching the average is logical and sane so I’m setting aside the temptation to say “yeah” for today’s number and sticking with the average: 0.28 pounds. So Day 50 has the gift of being down 9.7 pounds since starting OMAD/IF and 80+ pounds overall.
Measurements: Body re-composition is where it’s at this week in my journey. Overall down 1/2″ over six points where I’m measuring. Can I do a little happy dance on measurements for just a moment…
What’s down in measurements…
Day 50 Change Since Day 1 of OMAD
Neck 1/4″ 1&1/4″
Chest 3/4″ 3″
Waist 1&1/2″ 2&1/2″
Hips 0 3″
Groin 0 1″
Thigh 3/4″ 2&3/4″
Observations, Reflections & Learnings:
While Plant are my jam, I still have IR. I started my journey in 2017 and lost 70+ pounds by eating whole food, plant based. Good for the heart, brain, yada, yada … but I’ve got fat & skin that just won’t go. Didn’t take rocket science to sort I’m still insulin resistant (IR) even with all the plants. So, I dug into studying autophagy (PubMed, Dr Fung, Mattson, Dr Herring, Pilon & Gin Stephens). The science convinced me and so OMAD (20:4) commenced 50 Days ago.
RA Pain. No improvement beyond the amazing results from going plant based. I did sit a lot this week with long hours at the computer for work. So I drug out the balance ball and am sitting on that again. I suspect my body has so much healing in store via the gently slow autophagy process that it’s going to take a long time. It’s ok, I’ll wait for it.
Honey’s Funny: This week Gary (married 36 years) was making pizza and had two crusts. One big and one small. He said, “Do you want some plants on the small one?”. I said, “I’m pretty hungry, what if I want the big one?”. He snorted, “Why? So you can eat 1/2 of it and throw the rest away?”. I just smiled and said, “Yeah, the small one is perfect.” Enjoyed an amazing mini pizza with leftover roasted veg and balsamic vinegar dusted with vegan friendly cheese. Delish.
Dizzy: I’ve noticed lately that I get dizzy easily. It’s not a walk around & feel dizzy. It’s the roll over in bed and the whole world swirls. Have checked my blood pressure, it’s fine and in the healthy low range. I’m searching through if it’s my electrolytes or what. Drinking mineral water again and that seems to help. Honey who is retired from medicine thinks I should go to the doctor. I’m pretty sure I won’t like the solution … so researching and might take some labs.
That’s all for this week. #Fast on.
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