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The New Beginning after being stuck at a fluctuating weight for 3 weeks!...


ANOTHER BEGINNING… BUT… THE BEST PART… After doing more research, I decided to try the intermittent fasting thing again. I’d tried it a few years ago but decided it wasn’t for me… again, because I wasn’t getting the results I WANTED.

Intermittent fasting is picking an 8 hour window to eat your foods. The other 16 hours are to give your body time to absorb and digest the nutrients you’ve eaten during your 8 hour window.

I downloaded the app called MyFitnessPal to help me manage my calorie intake. It told me that in order to lose the amount of weight in the timeframe I selected, I needed to consume no more than 1200 calories per day.

I weighed in at 205lbs on the morning of Feb 10th… This is the day I started off with 8am to 4pm for my intermittent fasting times and I only ate 1200 or less calories.

The next day I weighed in, I weighed 203lbs! I was a little surprised but didn’t want to get my hopes up too high just yet, so I continued on for the next week.

Somewhere in the mix I had to change my 8 hour window from 8am to 4pm to 11pm to 7pm. I found myself feeling sluggish and like I was starving by 7pm.

I always weigh myself at 7am to get accurate readings. Each morning I weighed myself, I was either a half pound our a whole pound lighter. Depending on what I ate and my daily activities, some days it stayed the same, but I knew what I needed to do to get it back on the declining scale.


I work a lot so I don’t really have a lot of time to cook. I needed to be putting nutritious foods back in my body after it’s been on the 16 hour fast, so I decided to join the FACTOR meal plan. The meals are delicious and to my surprise, they’re very delicious! I started with my first meal on Tuesday February 15th. From that day forward, each morning I weighed in, I was ounces lighter. Ounces turned into pounds and by Feb 28th, exactly 2 months of working on this new lifestyle of health and weight loss, I weighed in at 195lbs. I just imagined where I would be if I were doing the intermittent fasting those 3 weeks where I was stuck fluctuating between 205 and 207. That’s how I lost 20lbs in 2 months.


Another important thing I don’t want to leave out is that intermittent fasting also was a form of detox and regulation for me. Before, I would use the bathroom (poop) three times a week. About two weeks into the intermittent fasting, I started going 5 to 6 times EVERY DAY. It has since slowed down to around 3 times EVERY DAY vs 3 times a week and I feel SOOOO much better!!!

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