The week is beginning quite find.
Definitely, something is happening in my body; my attitude towards food, hunger pangs or any relevant relations to food has changed.
As I told in a recent posting, I did try Intermittent Fasting for 6 weeks last year, including two “all-u-can eat meals” per day and a 16 hour fast. I felt great, I did loose some weight, but I could not maintain it. This is why I am in quest of another answer.
I do not like the concept of “food intake control”. I need to eat when I am hungry and if I fight this, I pay for it during the day. This is the way it is and surely, I am not alone in this situation.
What 5BDZC has taught me is simple: when I moved to 30 bites of food per day, I feel good and have no hunger pangs. And it is enough food to satisfy me. So I do not feel the “nervousness” of trying to control things, or loosing control, which is, as we all know, the worst negative feeling in the world…
I could talk for hours about leptin, ghrelin and many other hormones that regulate hunger but at the end, insulin is the “master hormone” in all this. And I do believe my “insulin response” is what explains the good results I am having here.
Of course, let’s make it clear, we do talk about ZC food items with a ratio of 85% fat 15% protein intake per day, including no cheese.
I am motivated to continue this experiment of 30 BITES PER DAY as I am still loosing a little bit of weight. And I think as long as I stay away from any “all-u-can eat ZC meals”, there is possibility here for sustainability as it probably keeps my insulin levels low on a 24 hours basis.
It would be interesting do measure blood insulin every 2 hours for a 24 hours period. Surely, this would give a reliable answer. But since this is not an “accessible reality”, I just have to go the hard way and see what the coming days will bring me.