My first day of intermittent fasting was phenomenal. I decided ahead of time that I would eat at 11:00, 3:00, and between 6:00 and 7:00 when my daughter got home from work.
At 11:00, I had breaded fish that I heated up in the air fryer with no oil and cauliflower rice medley. I think it was Green Giant. I just stuck it in the microwave. At 3:00, I had the same thing. At 4:00, I was a little hungry, so I had a biscuit. I wasn’t hungry at all at dinner time, so I had two glasses of wine.
All in all, I think I had in the ballpark of 1500 calories. I walked 3010 steps, 500 of those carrying a 5-lb weight in each hand.
This morning, I woke up 1.8 pounds lighter and not hungry at all. I’m surprised at the lack of hunger. We’ll see how today goes.
Oh…the Sweet 16 reference is because I’m fasting 16 hours and eating for 8 hours.
I’ve been doing Noom for six weeks and haven’t lost any weight, but I’ll admit that it’s my fault. They give me all the tools, but I haven’t used them. I decided to take a new approach in an attempt to increase my success.
One of my friends posted an article on Facebook about intermittent fasting. I’ve fasted before, so this caught my attention. I always feel better when fasting. I did a bit of research and decided the best approach for me is the 16:8 approach where you fast for 16 hours and eat during an 8-hour window.
This morning, I skipped breakfast. I’m not big on breakfast anyway. At 11:00 a.m., I had two pieces of breaded cod that I put in the air fryer with no oil, since it may already have oil. I bought the cod from Omaha Steaks. I also had two services of cauliflower rice medley. This came in under 300 calories.
My plan is to eat again at 3:00 p.m. and between 6:00 and 7:00pm, and then to fast until 11:00am tomorrow. I’m still using Noom to do this. I’m using their tools and the app to log my calories.
My doctor told me to walk briskly with a light weight in each hand. I started this initially with 2-1/2 lb weights and have switched to 5-lb weights. I feel stronger not only in my arms, but also in my back, shoulders, and chest. My neck is slimmer.
Noom is a really good tool, and I like the coaches, groups, app, and reminders. I’m going to stick with it. I’m sure the weight will start coming off as I do my part.
For a long time, I’ve thought Weight Watchers was the only diet plan worth trying…until now. I’ve been seeing the Noom ads on my Facebook page, so I decided sign up for the 14-day free trial. Today is day 7, and I’m really loving it.
I’m a rule follower, so I enjoy the structure of Noom. I’m also a stress eater, and that’s where my diet attempts always fail. Noom has psychologists on staff to help with that.
I feel a little freer with Noom because I always know how many calories I’m eating and whether the foods I’m eating are “green,” “yellow,” or “red.” With just a glance at the Noom app, I can tell how healthy I’m eating.
The app also connects with my Fitbit and monitors my steps. As I exercise, it adds more calories to my daily intake level. For my age, height, and weight, it starts with 1200 calories per day, but as I exercise that number goes up.
I feel like I can be successful with Noom.