My latest dabbling with intermittent fasting convinced me that I am a special kind of masochist. I'd much rather starve during the day than lose sleep because I am so hungry that I'd like to eat my phone.
Speaking of my potentially edible phone, my phone gave me the assistance needed to stay on the 14:10 intermittent fasting diet. I tried out the "fasting tracker," that keeps track of when you start and end a fast. It also provides blow-by-blow on the "status" of your fast from a physiological perspective.
A 14:10 intermittent fasting schedule means fasting for 14 hours and eating during a 10-hour window. I made the mistake of choosing 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. as my period for fasting because I felt too hungry to sleep.
During the day before my fast, I probably ate too few calories -- around 1,100. If I had eaten another 400 calories maybe I would have slept through the night.
Still, the entire ordeal made me motivated to try the "Warrior Diet" which is essentially the opposite of what I did. With the Warrior Diet, I will feast for four hours at night but fast during the day just like the beastly men (Vikings) of the past who had to conquer strange villages and strange women so that we'd have a diversified gene pool -- and lots of identity issues.
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