Today was a little harder, but I stuck with it. It was not difficult because of the hunger; that was bearable and actually, not too bad. I ended up around 600 kcals for the day. I had a massage and acupuncture in the early afternoon, and then I felt pretty tired afterward-- really bone-tired. But the transit system was all mucked up due to construction and so travels took extra time and detours and stops, which added stress, since I'm not always familiar with locations in Melbourne. When I finally arrived home, I felt depleted. I had more juice and rested. A bit later though, I felt more energetic, so the dog and I went for a bike ride. Tomorrow is water fasting, blah, until after the tests, then I'll have a regular meal. Saturday I transition to the 800 kcal portion of fasting, but includes eating small meals. I also want to add in restricted eating times, but haven't decided how to plan that out yet; although I definitely want to refrain from eating after 6, and possibly 5pm. I might do a 14:10 fast to start, only eating during the times of 8am-6pm, fasting the other 14 hours. I'd like to stop eating at night entirely, unless I am out for dinner. Eventually, I will strive for 16:8.
I need to remember to make some bone broth; I completely forgot about it until my massage therapist mentioned it. In addition to juicing, I've been using doenjang (Korean fermented soybean paste; similar to Japanese miso) to make a very low-calorie Korean seaweed soup, which is supremely healthy, filling, and nourishing! When I switch to a once weekly liquid fast in the future, I may skip the juice entirely because it is just pure fruit sugar sans fiber, or at least replace some portions with bone broth.
Today was an overall good day. I feel more empowered and in control, which is exactly what I need in my life! Yay!
surprised it is 2020! Holy crap when did that happen!