A New Companion

It’s my weighing scale and I climb on it at least twice a day.

The scale has two readings, the outer one in pounds and the inner one in kilograms.

I used to read the inner kilograms earlier, but the measurements now are in pounds. The calculation is the current reading which is less from the base as on January 19, 2019. The reduction in pounds then is a bigger number than in kilograms.

Jan 19 is the day I started my Intermittent fasting routine. And today’s reading shows a reduction of eleven pounds.

The readings are accurate without the possible variation of weights of dress, footwear etc. No chance as none of such external materials are worn while taking the weight.

A reading is taken in the morning after the morning chores and then again closer to the end of the 16 hour fasting. I am now trained at noticing fractional differences.

And I see a difference, a reduction and it’s quite satisfying.

The scale is a happy companion.

A New Companion

Some Learning Experiences: Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting works. I lost 10 pounds in about 50 days on it. More significantly, there’s change to the waist area and signs of a V shape forming.

I follow the 16.8 format with fasting starting with dinner and ending with lunch next day.

What I do is to have a good lunch after 16 hours of clean fasting of just water and not even black coffee.

If I have to control something, it’s the binging on my favourite sweet items after lunch. But then, one needs to have good things in life.

The tip I want to give here is the suggestion to have fruits and vegetables as dinner. These get digested faster and go out of the system in about 6 hours.

That leaves the balance 10 hours without calories from food for the body need of fuel. Then the reserve fat may get accessed for energy. That’s one sure way of getting rid of the visceral fat.

Light dinner of vegetables and fruits gives opportunity to innovate. The picture has my dinner last night.

Green mangoes, carrots, cucumber, apple, peanuts, raisins, kiwi, green chillies, virgin coconut oil, lemon juice, pepper powder, rock salt and a sprinkle of jaggery.

Add ready to eat, spicy and dried shrimpšŸ¦ to this and it becomes a lovely meal. But it takes longer to digest.

Some Learning Experiences: Intermittent Fasting

My Type of Light Dinner. Vegetable-Fruit Juice.

NutriBullet is star again. I am keen to share this as my new diet/exercise regimen is finally working.

Past mistakes were corrected after watching the videos of Dr. Jason Fung’s and Subah Jain’s presentations.

The 16.8 Intermittent fasting method was started on January 19, 2019 on prompt by my dear friend who sent me the doctor’s presentation.

There was immediate result of about 4 pounds knocked off within the first few days. But then it stood solidly put!

That’s when my niece sent me Ms. Jain’s presentation. And I started on it, which actually is complimentary to the earlier one.

Some of the differences were in how to eat during the 8 hour eating window, information on the time taken for various types of food to come out of the system and what to eat last before fasting.

Such last meal is recommended to be soup and salads which goes out of the system swiftly giving maximum healing hours during fasting.

This is my innovation for such light meal, thanks to NutriBullet. Today’s concoction has iceberg lettuce, carrots, raw mango, apple and kiwi fruit with water and ice. The raw mango gives the much welcome tinge of a pleasant sour taste against the sharply sour on its own.

This light meal, started a few days back, have another 3 pounds taken out of me. More importantly, the visceral fat seems to be going down and the tyre across the waist is flattening.

Ms. Jain recommends two more steps. I am already on one of it, wet pack. The second one needs some courage, but to be done (enema).

This works friends. I hope ‘big time’. And one big secret! One can stay on course easily when experiences are shared with friends and supported both ways.

Anyone interested in the video presentations, let me know. More importantly, come and join in the support program of sharing experiences, holding hands to stay on course and to celebrate success together.

My Type of Light Dinner. Vegetable-Fruit Juice.

NutriBullet, Friend of Nature

It was a gift from my daughter in London, that I am now a proud owner of a NutriBullet, my favourite appliance to fulfil my desire of avoiding processed food.

A fitness enthusiast must be aware of the benefits of clean nature, which our ‘Hunter-Gatherer’ background, demands and the modern day systematic poisoning, forces us.

Along came the success of the all natural wellness resort in Kerala by the best resort people in the country CGHEARTH.

‘Prakriti Shakti’ (nature’s power) even boasts of having no cooking range, stove or fire for cooking food for the inmates. Instead guests are served all natural food.

And the healing resort is full, even at daily rates of nearly $ 400.

Apparently, fresh fruits take about three hours to get out of the system, fresh vegetables six and solid food 18 hours.

That means, if your last meal for the 16.8 Intermittent fasting is solids, you don’t have any food free curing period in the system.

So I took my bullet out and made a smoothie of lettuce, cucumber, apple and kiwi fruit. This dinner is taking me well into the 16 hours before my lunch of solids. That’s 10 hours of healing time.

Of course, I FaceTimed my daughter and showed the NutriBullet in action.

NutriBullet, Friend of Nature