(Written on 7/19, published on 7/22)
Less than 30 days to go.
- Intermittent Fasting and High Interval Intensity Training break insulin resistance.
- You can eat pretty much anything you cook at home (except for sugar and non-fructose corn syrup laden products) and remain healthy.
- For optimal health, however, you need to optimize the nutrition of every meal.
- Eating everything within a 6 hour period every day completely does away with hunger within 48 hours, and it never comes back unless you start stretching out your eating beyond 6-8 hours. (Providing, again, you are excluding all sugars and processed white carbs.)
- Doing the HIIT a couple of times a week keeps you healthy (keeps blood sugar/blood pressure, etc. within normal range), but if you want to lose weight, it requires at least 5 times a week. Doing it just twice a week regulated my blood sugar and blood pressure, and I dropped some weight and gained muscle. To actually make my target weight will require discipline on my part.
- You don’t have to be dogmatic about the HIIT. My high intensity intervals are as much as I can comfortably withstand. I had a client who was going all out, and it was making him so weak he could barely get off the bike afterwards. That’s not necessary.
What I Suspect:
The insulin resistance will come back if you stop the IF or the HIIT. Figure out a way to make them a permanent part of your lifestyle.
New Habits I Will Develop
I’ve never been good at self-discipline, but that’s the last time I’m going to say that. The majority of people aren’t terribly self-disciplined. I just need to create habits that then become disciplines. It is said that it takes 3 weeks (21 days to make something a habit)
Today (July 22, 2013) I will begin doing HIIT Monday – Friday. I will check my progress on forming this habit on Monday, August 12th.
This is the pep-talk I needed
I read several articles on “getting discipline.” This is the one I needed to read, especially the section entitled “Give Yourself a Lobotomy.”
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