I hit the one month mark on my Intermittent Fasting challenge and I can finally say that I am a believer in the power that the 16:8 method has over my body and that it has put me within 4 pounds of my goal weight. I am grateful that I decided to push past the 30 days I initially set for myself and have decided to keep going until the end of October. I really believe I am going to hit my “goal” weight of 155 pounds by that date.
Texas is still hot as hell but I have embraced that Fall is here and switched to my soup season. One thing that has been really helping with keeping my hunger levels down has been adding beans into soup. I made a huge pot of Poblano White Chicken Chili at the beginning of this week and my hunger levels into the night and next morning have improved drastically. The beans are not Whole30 approved so that is where the “Whole30ish” comes into play but Joel Marion, author of Always Eat After 7pm, encourages super carbs and beans are on that list.
I do experience bloating after eating them now but by morning my stomach is flat again. Speaking of my stomach, I have been loving my physique again. I love my curves and haven’t lost the good jiggles in my booty and thighs.
My energy levels have also been significantly higher since the start of this challenge. I think the shock to my body and then my period hitting had me so rundown but now that I’ve recovered I have sprang back and feeling better than ever.
I’m looking forward to this final push in these last 10 days and hoping to hit my goal of losing the last 3.9 pounds to put me at 155.