Thursday, July 5, 2018

On The Mat With Mari: Why I'm Taking A Break from "IF" & FDOE

Around the beginning of the year, I decided to give IF (intermittent fasting) a try since I heard so many positive things about it. IF is known to assist with fat loss, can reduce insulin resistance, help with heart health, and the list goes on and on.

I started in January and have been very consistent ever since. I even downloaded an app to keep track of my last meal to know when I could eat the next morning. If we are friends on MFP you know that I am a little OCD with logging in; I have a streak of 2343 days...that's over 6 years, people. SIX YEARS!

I first started with a 16 hour fast but then I would be training clients in the morning and I couldn't break my fast, way after the 16 hour mark. I then decided to eat dinner earlier so that I could eat breakfast before heading out to train or teach classes which helped a bit. I eventually went down to 14 hours to see if that would help but I was becoming neurotic, stressed out, aaaaand instead of the scale going down it was slowly creeping up.

But still she persisted and not in a good way. I kept it up, in hopes that my body would finally adjust and my weight would go back down. Nope.

Here we are 7 months later and I am breaking up with IF. I spent countless of hours researching IF to see if it was beneficial for women with PCOS and I came up with a lot of conflicting opinions and  honestly I think that it all depends on the individual (like everything else in life). I am going to take a break from IF for the month of July to see if I notice any positive changes. Of course, I will still stick to my macros and caloric goals but not focus on the time of day that I am eating.

Check out my vlog below to see a FDOE including all this deliciousness
As well as a snippet of my back workout while watching the Crossfit documentary and of course other rambles...


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