Over my cutting phase, I ate.. Deep Dish Pizza, Ice Cream, Oreoes, Cheesecake, Carrot Cake, Sponge Cake, Coffee Cake, Cookies, Chips, Chocolate, Cheeseburgers, Mango with Sticky Rice (my favorite dessert in the world), and a ton of other things considered "unhealthy".
Weight loss journey of intermittent fasting
Success! I was able to drop 17 lbs in 17 weeks (181 -> 164) and even got featured on a fitness YouTuber's before and after video!
I was able to hit my sub-170 weight but my body fat % is nowhere close to where I wanted it to be. I had the most success when I was disciplined about hitting my daily protein goals without too big of a calorie deficit.
The good news is that of the 2.6 lbs of weight I've dropped, only 1.2 lbs of it was muscle mass, meaning my slower cut has retained a greater percent of my muscle. Previously 60-80% of my lost weight was in muscle mass, this time its closer to 45%.
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.