Life is sometimes like that

I saw an article yesterday saying ‘too much protein is bad for you’. Had a look at my meal replacement supplement and I just squeak under the ‘bad for you’ category (110 grams or more per day for men). You just can’t win can you! Still, the MR supplement isn’t essential – it is just a way of getting 500 – 600 calories on my fast days. I’ll have a look around and see what else I can consume/eat.

Talking of MR supplements I’m using CNPProfessional PROMR supplement. I went for strawberry flavour as I like strawberry flavour! It is quite a good flavour without too much artificial-ness about it. I was supplied with a free shaker and a minute of shaking, as per packet instructions, yields a nice, creamy and mostly smooth shake that is easy to drink. There is some ‘grit’ at the bottom of the shake but I guess this is non-water soluble minerals.

Today is a fast day, yesterday was an ‘eat all you want’ day. I must get out of the habit of night time snacking, or at least have something healthy to snack on. I managed to keep it together yesterday and didn’t pig out. I think a good idea may be to treat yourself to something ‘naughty’ on the off days. It could be sensible naughty like strawberries and cream (there he goes with strawberries again!) or maybe a chocolate bar or bag of crisps. Something you may not normally have but isn’t too unhealthy. Eating a chocolate gateaux for 6 people on your own is madness but inviting friends and family around to share some gateaux is the way to go. Let them eat cake!

I’m getting used to black tea as well. What works for me is leaving the bag in for about half as long as I would if I were adding milk. I’ve also got this ‘fresh’ tea that all the companies are pushing at the moment. It seems to be a lighter blend anyway. I’m also getting into green tea but that’s another story πŸ˜‰



3 thoughts on “Life is sometimes like that

  1. Sarah

    Way to go Dave. Love the name of your blog by the way. Am following you on your journey. I’m not new to fasting but I’m in the process of learning about fasting as a way of life. I’m excited to see my results over the next 30 days. If it works out the way I hope it will I will take it on as a permanent lifestyle πŸ™‚

    1. alternatedaydiet Post author

      Thanks Sarah. It’s sometimes hard to find accurate info. It’s always good to talk with others who are working on similar things. I’m going to give the water fasting until the end of September and then think about trying juice fasting (it sounds so yummy!).

      1. Sarah

        You’re welcome Dave. You are so right, there is a lot of conflicting information out there these days and so sometimes we just have to pick something and go with it. I have a condition called PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) which keeps my body in constant storage mode. As a result weight loss is a real challenge for me. I am wondering if intermittent fasting will break through the barrier or just make it worse by causing my body to want to store even more. What I don’t doubt though is that as a western nation we eat way too much empty food. Juicing has just given my body so much nutrition and as a result my body doesn’t demand the same quantities and types of food it did before. I would highly recommend it both as a detoxification and healing process, and also as a way to lose weight. As to yummy, well, not always at first, especially the green ones, but I can promise you that your taste buds adapt and you begin to really love them. These days I crave a green juice just about every day. Yet on day one I thought I’d die drinking this stuff lol. Anyway, best of luck to you πŸ™‚

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