Woman Loses Weight After Missing Breakfast For Almost 9 months
Jenny Sugar practiced infrequent forbearance (IF) for close to 9 months, and she confessed that her lifestyle has never remained the same again. What does infrequent forbearance means to her? It means ‘skipping breakfast.’ She loved the results because she didn’t have to worry about swollen stomach, lack of energy, and she was able to concentrate more on her work. She slept awesomely as well as shed more disturbing weight that had been a form of a nuisance to her body. Jenny has better access to more sumptuous meals than before.
However, IF might have helped her to regulate her daily calorie intake, Jenny found it hard not to indulge in excessive eating at dinner time, and this has been going on for over one month. Although she works out consistently, yet consuming more than necessary has been her weakness. As a result, she added more pounds against her will.
The symptoms of this new habit on Jenny were unpleasant. She first observed the addition in her stomach; then her body got bigger and fatter, worst still, she would start feeling the desire to eat again within a short period after eating something. According to her, stomach upset became her constant companion, especially at night. It got to the point that she could hardly move whenever she found herself in her early morning workout drill.
Then the determination to emancipate herself from this menace was to adopt a new lifestyle. The fitness editor shared her predicament with her colleague at work who introduced another method of IF to her. Her co-worker, Jenny says, didn’t skip breakfast like Jenny but she avoided dinner instead and stopped eating anytime from 4 pm. Jenny then decided to copy her friend and change her own IF rituals.
So her eating timetable changed from the usual 12pm-7pm to 9a.m-4p.m. Like magic, the new routine worked that she was amazed.
She gave a vivid account of her new meal schedule which looks technically easy.
She takes oats with peanut butter, pecans, a smoothie made from proteinous fruits, home-made granola bar, blueberries and chia seeds at exactly 9 am. Then in the afternoon, she takes an avocado, kale salad garnished with tofu, sunflower seeds, and chickpeas. This is usually at 1 pm. 2, and half hours later, at precisely 3:30 pm, Jenny consumes nuts, almond milk yogurt or pieces of banana coupled with nut butter.
But this new eating ritual was not as easy to adapt to as some people might think. In fact, it was a battle for Jenny. She found it difficult to get used to eating something before 12 pm since she usually skips breakfast in the past, for about 9 months. The aftermath of eating breakfast was not enviable. She claimed that her head always felt vague and her energy sapped due to digestion.
But Jenny didn’t just find this current dietary system tasking but also depriving. She is a mother of two who cherishes taking dinner with them every day. Culinary skill is one of her best assets. She loves her kids so much and enjoys having time to play around them, getting to know about their day in school, homework challenges and other mundane things that bring families closer at night, which is not always possible in the morning. During this time, Jenny blurted out; she would have the chance to dish out her delicious homemade cuisines. But now, things are different. All she enjoys are just the talks but no more fancy meals. All she has now on the dinner table is an almost empty plate with little or nothing inside. Jenny confessed that at this point, she didn’t even feel the hunger, but sadness usually overwhelms her. She missed her old life!
The effect on her body and stamina was good. Her sleeping improved and her stomach swelling stopped due to the small quantity of food she eats before going to bed. Her power to regulate the quantity of food she takes in daily was stronger than before. However, she found it hard to sleep at bedtime because of starvation and hyper-excitement over the desire to eat. Every morning whenever she gets up to hit the gym, the feeling of starvation usually get worse but soon dissipates as soon as she commences her exercises. Her energy level reduces as time goes on. Jenny is going through a lot of hard times trying to keep up.
At the moment, Jenny is thinking of quitting and return to her old ways of missing breakfast, because, in her opinion, that is the most suitable diet system for her. She was able to sustain herself for close to 9 months with that routine so why not take back her old life?
She emphasized the importance of doing dieting that requires drudgery. As for her, she’ll be back soon to her missing-breakfast IF.
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