An Experiment: Minimalism In Eating – Part Two
So I fasted yesterday. It was largely as I expected it to be – I was hungry for all of the day. The water helped somewhat, though I learned a lesson with regards to the tea. It needs to be decaffeinated! I tried to sleep at around 1130pm, but I was up until almost 300am. I didn’t stay in bed the entire time (though I tried sleeping for an hour and a half before I gave up and got up) but I didn’t get back to sleep until about 3. Today I woke up and drank several glasses of water before I made myself a ‘breakfast burrito’ which was basically scrambled egg whites in a low-carb low-fat soft taco. I also had two low-carb low-fat gluten-free blueberry waffles with a little bit of natural maple syrup before starting work. I worked until about 4 (skipping lunch) and then went to the gym. I ran/walked 1.5 miles in 20 minutes, burning off 200 calories, before doing some weight exercises and then cycling off another 100 calories. I weighted myself before I left, and I am at 167lbs, which is 4 lbs less than last Wednesday. I’m not sure why that is exactly, but hopefully the exercise will allow me to continue to build muscle and eliminate fat.
When I came home, I rewarded myself with Papa John’s pizza – a large with chicken and bacon, of which I ate half. While it may seem like a lot to have eaten half a pizza, I can assure you that I easily could have eaten the entire thing. 😉 Also, since I skipped lunch, it was still a minimal experience since I could usually eat half a pizza on top of a breakfast and lunch. I’m hoping that the protein and carbs in the pizza will essentially allow me to have “slow-carbed” the exercise that I did, but I’ll have to see.
I feel pretty good, though not great – I’m obviously tired from the exercise, and I’ve got a slight headache. That’s to be expected, and isn’t the end of the world. I suspect I’ll have a much easier time of sleeping tonight, given that I’ve not had any caffeine today in addition to being tired. I’ll have to see how I feel tomorrow!