Thursday, May 26, 2011

Not So Fast

For most of the past year, I've been practicing intermittent fasting. After finishing dinner each night, I'd abstain from eating until lunchtime the next day. It worked well for me, and I still do it a few days each week. But since March, I've been downing a post-workout meal of starchy carbs and protein every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. And more recently, even on my rest days, I've been devouring a big breakfast before heading off to work.

Example: Here's this morning's beefy, bacon-y, eggy morning meal. (Doesn't it look happy?)

The reason I'm no longer fasting every day?

Some days, I haven't gotten enough sleep. Other days, I've been sick with a cold. Either way, I wasn't about to tax my immune system even more by fasting. No sleep? No fast.

Besides, I'm finding it hard to resist the smell of meat in the morning.