My name is Johnson, I’m thirty-six years old. I am a journalist and work for the local newspaper.
Striving for weight loss for 10 years through multiple methods but none worked.
Let’s start with my food. In the morning, I used to have a healthy bowl of cereal, nuts, and berries as my breakfast before going to work. I was so busy throughout the day at work that I had no time to think about what foods to choose. I usually have a chipotle bowl or salad from the café. When I backed home at 8 p.m., I would have a big dinner, some desserts, and chips while streaming my favorite series.
I knew too many desserts are bad for me, but I couldn’t stop since they DID release my job stress.
I was so greedy for the desserts and chips, especially sometimes when I felt work was bogging me down. They had given me a momentary respite from the stressful day. And when I investigated a covered story that earned recognition for my office, I preferred to reward myself with desserts, too.
I knew my eating patterns could be the main problem hindering my weight loss, but I couldn’t ditch the evening binge.
During the holiday season, I gained another 10 pounds. I was so sad and finally made the determination and decided to consult the doctor on how to lose weight. My doctor told me an old saying: “Breakfast like a king; lunch like a prince; dinner like a pauper.”
Intermittent fasting seemed effective to me.
He suggested that I change my eating habits and try to eat more for breakfast and less for dinner. Meanwhile, he introduced intermittent fasting to me and said it could have better results to combine these two ways.
Out of occupational habits, I had searched for many background information and scientific principles before accepting the intermittent fasting program. I chose to start with the 14:10 routine, an easy-to-follow plan.
It was a little bit hard for me at the beginning. I had to get up earlier to prepare my breakfast. Following the doctor’s recommendation, I usually start my day with chicken pita rocket with avocado and lettuce. At lunchtime, I eat what I used to eat before – egg salad. Gradually, I found that I didn’t feel hungry when I got home after work. During dinnertime, I would sit with my wife and kids and have a small salad or some soup only.
I embraced pound loss.
I told my doctor about the changes and he said that it was a good signal and I would begin to lose weight one day. As he expected, I lost a great amount of weight over the next few months.
Two months later, I noticed that I got rid of my addiction to desserts and chips totally. I didn’t need to rely on them for easing my stress from work.
Now, I often do some workouts when I wake up before breakfast or have a 30-minute walk after dinner. My doctor suggested it as well.
It’s about 4 months after I began losing weight with intermittent fasting and adjusting my eating habits. I have lost 25 pounds in total. I know, that’s not a great number. But I have to say that I didn’t do any calorie counting and followed the low-intensity fasting plan.
More can be expected!
I’m satisfied with my current lifestyle. My program may not be effective for everyone, but I hope my experience can help someone who has the same problems change their eating patterns and lose weight.