You Can't "Hack What You Don't Track!
Welcome to my Peak Performance Intermittent Fasting “Fast Start “ Checklist resource series.
My goal is to provide you with information, tools, and concepts you can research to get all of your questions answered.
In this video series and guide I’m going to give you a simple way to start, track, sustain, and ultimately figure out what your best intermittent fasting regimen might be
Today, let’s cover a simple answer to:
What to Track
You can't "Hack What You Don't Track!"
I am big on tracking everything to begin with so day 1, here is what I suggest:
First thing, Weigh Yourself!
Take your Body Measurements - chest/Bust, Waist, Hips, Each Thigh
What have your typical eating patterns been like?
How have you felt after eating?
Use the guide to fill these things in so you can look back.
I personally track daily, including Fast and Feast Windows/times: What I eat, how I feel after, all body sensations - brain fog? Tired? Numbness in extremities, as that is something I have experienced, and it scares me.
Tracking daily works for me.
And, I coach others so it’s important for me to be able to share what I experienced, certain foods that I can determine are not good for me.
Canola oil, for instance. I have eliminated all store bought salad dressings. It took some time to figure out that was what was triggering me. I thought is was garbanzo beans, and hummus to be specific. then I made my own with olive oil and was fine.
You and I, like my clients, may have totally different experiences. It’s a reference point and a solid place for me to look back and see how far I’ve come. And, share with others just in case.
If daily tracking seems overwhelming, I recommend weekly, to begin with. As you become more in tune with your body, and how it feels during fasting, after eating, and so on, you’ll figure some things out for yourself more quickly.
So, there you have it! A very simple, yet proven effective way to test, tweak and determine if Intermittent Fasting is right for you. What might you lose by giving it a try?
Oh, I don’t know, maybe those frustrating symptoms, aggravating conditions, weight and excess fat, to name a few! o
And, what might you gain by giving it a try? An overall better feeling about yourself physically, emotionally, better sleep, a more positive outlook.
A few bonus things are:
More time - when you aren’t eating all the time, or planning food all of the time, you will be amazed how much time you have for other things. When I finish eating by 4 in the afternoon on a regular day, and I feel energized after meals, I often go for a walk, or work on a new program or project and get so much done.
More money - it may sound crazy, but IF actually can save you money because you will begin to eat less. You’ll realize how much you over eat and all of the wasted calories you consume,
This often allows people to purchase healthier food options - more organic and healthy items without changing their food budget. Processed foods get expensive and over time, as you get in tune with your body, you may naturally want to let go of these foods and add in other options.
Are you ready? Are you ready to spend the next month giving IF a try? Time is going to pass anyway? Why not commit to a month and see? I believe in you!