Day 15: 100 Days Without Sweets (Getting back on track)
Yes, I went out for Father’s Day and had a burger (You can never go wrong with a burger) but I also opted for mixed veggies instead of fries – the massive dinner I had the night before heavily influenced this decision.
Here’s how the day turned out:
- 4:30 p.m. Applebees (Father’s Day) Bacon Cheeseburger, Mixed Veggies
- 7:30 p.m. 8 oz. Chicken, Broccoli, Almonds
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts I try to fast for an extended period of time the day after I eat too much – around 12-16 hours.
Staying out till 2 a.m. and having drinks with friends after that huge dinner of mine warranted not eating until 4:30 the next day.
The main goal of this type of fast being to control the amount I eat the next day.
One day of overeating a week isn’t the end of the world and can actually be a good thing when utilized properly.
However, overeating two, three, four, or more days in a row is quite another. Fasting for a while the day after I eat a lot helps me prevent overeating multiple days in a row.
Also, while fasting, you produce more growth hormone which has been shown to reduce body fat and increase lean muscle mass – both very good things.
Though it might at first seem difficult to do, going an extended period of time without eating is actually easier than you think. Try it out after a day you overeat and let me know how it goes for you.