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As I started to begin my fasting journey I knew I had to change my habits. I had to create a routine in order to make my healthy habits stick. This was a lifestyle change.
So I started going to the gym more seriously. I joined pilates then eased my way into HIIT classes. Remember exercise is only 30% but I've never enjoyed "dieting" or restricting my food so I've always known I needed to make exercise as part of my life.
Within a month of fasting I had lost 2kg. I know this isn't a lot but when you've tried and failed or continuously plateaued, 2kgs is a massive achievement! And people started to notice.
And to be honest.. fasting was the easiest thing I had ever done and I was losing weight and rapidly and all I had to do was cut down my morning milk intake and watch when I eat moreso than what I eat? I could do this forever! I started to notice that I was eating less throughout the day because of my limited eating time frame and that I wasn't nearly as hungry as usual but yet still satisfied.
I decided to be more conscious about what I eat in the process. Mindful eating. I'd always liked the idea of a Mediterranean "diet" because like I said I was half European and who doesn't love seafood, cheese, wine, fresh fruit and veggies. Think Greek, Lebanese, Italian & South-Eastern European food. Easy! So I decided to start growing it myself. Nothing more Mediterranean than growing your own produce!
By January 2020 I had lost 5kg. I felt more confident, energised, happy and healthy and it was such an easy process to get there. By now I had learnt the benefits of fasting, being a faster metabolism, improved insulin, better sleep and burning of viseral fat and it was just melting off.
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