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A works… A work weeks…TBHLTHBP… A work week’s worth of 23/1 intermittent fasting, coming right up. ♫ Hey guys, Aaron here. Welcome to A.D.
Keto, your weekly dose of all things ketogenic diet. Today we’re talking about
intermittent fasting, But before I get to that, you might notice I’m not outside at
my picnic table anymore. I’m down in my basement, in sort of this makeshift
“studio”… space. The lighting’s really bad, the background has holes all over it, but you
know, it’s gonna do for now. Hopefully I’ll be able to upgrade it as time goes
on, get a little bit better lighting in here, get a little bit better backdrop
behind me, but for now, it’s nice and cozy. It’s kind of quiet. I like it. So that’s
the new space. This week, I am trying a little experiment. I’ve been having a
really good week, diet wise — although my weight loss is kind of stalled out.
I started off… when I started keto at about 272 pounds, and these days I’m down
to about 220. I’ve been doing a lot of exercising — I did a half-marathon last
Friday, just because! And while my weight did dip down the day of that run, it
jumped back up. Like, I thought — I knew that it was — I kind of lost a ton of water
weight while I was running. It sort of jumped back up on me. And I have
plateaued for the last couple weeks. I’ve been hovering around 220 — between 220 and
218 — just kind of hovering there. And one of the ways that I think a lot of people
deal with stalls when they happen is to try intermittent fasting, which works
really well. And intermittent fasting, if you’re not familiar with it, is basically
to give yourself a window during the day in which you eat, so the most common form
of intermittent fasting is 16 to 8 intermittent fasting, meaning basically,
of the 24 hours a day… in a day, 8 are spent eating, and 16 are spent not eating.
And you basically do that by skipping breakfast, having sort of…maybe a late
lunch at 1:00 or 2:00 in the afternoon, and having a normal dinner. And I’ve
tried that in the past — it’s worked for me a couple times. Recently it has not, so I
decided that this week I would try to do a work week — five days, Monday through
Friday — of intermittent fasting: 23 hours fasting to one hour eating, also known as
23:1 intermittent fasting. So, the plan is to just do my vitamin and
supplement regimen in the morning, which is magnesium, a multivitamin, and some
fish oil. I’m gonna skip my coffee because that’s kind of a trigger for me,
and I’m just going to kind of coast through the day on my fat stores, and
come home, get dinner ready each day, and have a big meal for dinner, and probably
have some Jell-o for dessert, and/or some Halo Top, and then that’s gonna do it
until the next day. One meal a day. So I’m gonna do the same thing for all five
days of the week. I am planning on exercising every morning. I usually do a
three-mile jog, just around my neighborhood, weigh myself on Monday, and
then do the same through the week, and not weigh myself again until (SATURDAY),
and see how I do, see if I can break through this kind of mini-plateau that I’ve hit
recently. So right now it’s Sunday night, and I will kind of do a quasi-vlog
through the week, and should be fun! So I’ll give it a go. We’ll see you tomorrow
morning! (♫) Happy Monday. Hi, everybody. I just finished up my morning
run. I’m gonna head back to the house, saunter on back, and step on the scale.
We’ll see how I’m doing at the beginning of this 23/1 intermittent fasting week. (♫)
Whoa, not that much. All right, guys. So I’m headed off to work,
fasted, and I’m at 220.4. That’s a pretty good starting spot, that’s about where I
thought I’d be today. We’ll see how it goes today with fasting. I am going to
have water, but that’s gonna be it today, until I come home. Still trying to figure
out what to do for dinner. (♫) So I’m about halfway through the day. Haven’t really
felt super hungry today. I’ve had a couple cans of water. I went to the mall
and walked around like an old person on my lunch break. So far so good. I think I
will have no problem getting through until dinner this evening.
And I’ve already got a plan for what dinner is going to be. It’s going to be
breakfast for dinner tonight. All right, y’all — I made it through the day.
I’m actually gonna get my haircut now. I’m gonna get ALL of them cut. That’s one of my
favorite dad jokes ever. (♫) Hey everybody. Just finished eating about half an hour
ago. I’m very full. I had probably a 2300- 2400-calorie dinner just now. I made eggs
for everybody. One of my sons did not eat his, so I ended up eating a total
of I think eight eggs, (phwoo), I had six pork sausages, all of that was
made in about a tablespoon of coconut oil. Then I did an avocado, which had not
ripened– ripened enough yet — it was very hard. So I was able to slice out
what I could, and fry that in with the coconut oil. It actually turned out really
well, I liked it quite a bit. I had a protein shake, a cup of brie cheese, which was really
good, and then for dessert, I had half a pint of red velvet Halo Top. And I am
feeling full, so… but I didn’t really have any issues getting to dinner time
tonight. It felt… I felt fine. So we’ll do the whole thing again
tomorrow! Day one down, four more to go. (♫) Pigs. (♫) I feel gross. Oh, you guys. My week of intermittent
fasting at 23 hours fasting, 1 hour eating, is BOTCHED! The second day! My boss
was nice enough to take us out to lunch today. We had a cluster of people with
birthdays over the last three months, and today was sort of a celebratory lunch
for that. Luckily, we were able to go to a steak house, where I got steak and some
broccoli. The steak was…actually had like, blue cheese and bacon on it it. It was quite
nice. But my 23:1 intermittent fasting day is HOSED. But we didn’t eat until
about like 1:30 or 2 o’clock, so I’m still at like, an 18-6 window for
today.Which isn’t too bad, so I’m gonna pick it back up tomorrow, do 23:1
tomorrow as well. (purring) Thaw! Thaw, damn you! So, my plans were dashed yesterday to do
an entire week of 23:1. It was fine. I still managed to do like, a 17-7
split yesterday as far as my eating window went, and then last night I
just had you know, I nibbled on some pork rinds, because
I had that gigantic steak for lunch. But today I’m back at it, doing 23:1. Gonna
hit the road, get in my running, and then stop eating until dinnertime. So I will
see you later on! (♫) All right, here’s dinner. So — last night I did up that gigantic
sirloin, ate it all by myself, had an avocado, cheese stick, a couple of
protein shakes, and that was it. And gonna do another day here, it’s Thursday. I’m
planning on doing maybe a fathead pizza tonight. I’m jonesing for a coffee.
Really, really want one. But I’m not gonna do it! (not gonna do it). Hey hey — it’s lunchtime, and I have gone to the store
to pick up some cheese for my fathead pizza I’m planning on making tonight.
It’s the only ingredient I do not have. I might pick up some pepperoni, or some
other sort of topping-y thing to put on the pizza.
Pizza town! Good morning, it’s Friday. Yesterday’s dinner was intoxicatingly
good. It was the best fathead pizza I’ve ever made, for sure. I really overdid it. I
ate the entire thing. It was… that was the most I’ve over eaten, I think in like,
seven or eight months. So this morning — it’s Friday morning — I got up at about 4:00. I went to bed at 9:00 last night, I got up at 4:00, and I decided to go for
a long run, which is just just ending now. It’s about 20 minutes until 7:00. I ran
for ten miles, and then kind of walked slash shuffled for the last three miles,
but I’m feeling pretty good. Gonna go get some water, and then have dinner tonight,
get ready for vacation tomorrow morning. (♫) Saturday morning! Hey guys, it’s been four
and a half days of intermittent fasting, if you subtract the Tuesday snafu. I
think I started this week at 220.4, if I recall correctly, and
we’ll see how I did this week. Teddy. So, I’m back, I’m showered, I’m dressed, ready for
my vacation. So that’s the end of my week- long journey into 23:1 intermittent
fasting, and results… sort of inconclusive. I ended up at about 218.2 this
morning, which is well within the range I’ve been hovering for the last few
weeks or so. We’ll see where the trend goes, if I continue to lose a little bit,
or I bounce back up. That said, I didn’t have a terribly
difficult time with uh not eating breakfast or lunch this week, but I do
miss eating. I love eating so much. I like getting up
and having a coffee. I like getting up and having… you know, a little something
to eat before work, and then I like having a bar or something midday. I did
miss eating. I didn’t… and it… but I think it was all psychological — it wasn’t
actual physical hunger. I just kind of missed a shoving food in my face, because
that’s what I …you know… I like to do. But you know, well within… you know, my
comfort level. I wasn’t ever uncomfortable, but I did find that
when I got home, I tended to overeat dinner — just really kind of went hog-wild,
which may or may not have contributed to… you know, where I ended up on the scale
at the end of the week. So let me know what you guys think about intermittent
fasting. I would love to hear from you down in the comments. Have you done
23:1 before? How did it go for you? Did you have specific weight goals when
you started? Where did you start? Where did you end up? I’d love to hear from you,
so leave me a comment. That’s gonna do it for this video! If this is your first
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