Intermittent Fasting - 1 Week

Results

After 1 Week, I've lost:

  • 0.6% Bodyfat (14% down to 13.4%)
  • 6.0lbs Overall (187 down to 181)
  • 3.6lbs of Muscle Mass (152.8lbs down to 149.2lbs)

This isn't physically possible. It may have been that I started measuring after a weekend in San Antonio and I was a little bloated from the beer and barbeque. This new body composition may be my true baseline, so I'll have to see if I continue to lose weight from here.

A big concern is how much muscle mass I lost. At this rate, I would have to lose another 40lbs to reach my bodyfat goal and I don't want to do that. I'm going to be more mindful of hitting my daily protein goals and will try to maintain the current weight on my lifts.

Week 1 Thoughts

It hasn't been too hard. Coffee in the morning and chamomille tea at night has helped ease my hunger outside of my eating window. It's been easy to track calories during my window and it's been easy to eat at a deficit when I'm not snacking at night.

On Tuesday, I skipped dinner to play video games through my eating window and ended up unintentionally fasting for 23 hours. I experienced "hanger" throughout the night and had some difficulty sleeping. It was an interesting experience but I don't think I want to do it again. I'll have to make sure to always eat before my window closes.

I'm not sure if I'm cut out to do some of the more extreme fasting routines. I'll stick with 16/8 for now.

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