by Daniel Lucas

I have always been someone who eats breakfast!  I’m probably 90 percent egg if you tested my cells for their makeup. That said, I’m on day two of my journey into intermittent fasting. I’m going to be blogging from time to time on my findings and results.

Just to give you a little more background on me: I’m what you would call a “fast metabolizer.“  Meaning my gut system breaks down protein and fats easier than that of a slower metabolizer. How do I know that, you might ask? Because I have tested the theory many, many times and my energy, digestion and sense of well-being tell me so.  An example: if I eat a salad with shrimp and tons of veggies in it, I would be hungry in an hour or two. A slower metabolizer would be satisfied for several more hours. That’s because I digest that salad and protein quickly. If the salad were packed with a large piece of salmon, which is high in fat, I would last much longer. I would feel even more satisfied with some higher starch carbs like sweet potatoes.

The point I’m making is I’m an eater and always have been, so the idea of fasting–taking out a meal each day–intrigues me. I will still eat breakfast most days, but not until around 1pm.  My big question will be how will my body responds, being a fast metabolizer?  Well, I will be sharing those results with you! I will be assessing my weight, body fat, strength and endurance.

The intermittent fasting idea is actually pretty simple once my mind wrapped around it.  Don’t eat for 16 hours, and then eat for an 8-hour window. My two meals I’m having are a little larger than they were and I might play with a snack in there if needed.  The basic premise is to live in the fasted state every day for a period of time. This time in the fasted stated allows your body to metabolize fat for energy since your insulin levels are low.  There are other documented benefits, but I’ll get into that in the next post.