Today is day 8 in my sugar free experiment and I’m starting to feel the payoff. I stepped on the scale today and was down .3% in body fat and 1 pound on the scale so that was a satisfying baby step. I’m doing a little tweaking too. I still believe in the benefits of intermittent fasting, but I think doing a daily 8/16 fast was messing with my hormones, so I’ve modified it to eating normally throughout the day (sans sugar) and just cutting myself off at 7:00 PM. I usually end dinner then and go to bed around 10 so I’m not really hungry by the time I go to sleep. Then I usually have my standard coffee with cream from Dunkin Donuts at 7 AM, a slice of Ezekiel bread with avocado for breakfast around 8 AM and the rest of the day just eat when I’m hungry. So far it seems to be working and I’m not counting calories.
Fun fact: Supposedly, toasting your bread instead of eating it fresh changes the molecular structure of your bread, lowering its glycemic index. At least that’s what a May 2008 "European Journal of Clinical Nutrition" study says. I like my avacado toast so I’ll concur with that.
But man, do I miss cookies. Today we had Chick-Fil-A cater an office luncheon and they passed around this tray of chocolate chip cookies the size of my face. I just gazed at them promising myself that as soon as September 1st rolls around I’m driving straight to Chick-Fil-A and eating one of those cookies. Then I’ll probably drive across the street to Starbucks to pair it with a flat white. Because that’s how I roll.