Alright, it’s been a while since I’ve entered a new post on my blog, as I was waiting for it to be redesigned, and so a BIG THANKS to James and Laura Lama Ortiz for getting that all done for me! Now, I’m excited to start blogging in the new WordPress format…It’s now a little under 5 weeks til I step on stage as a WBFF Pro, here in our very own Montreal, and I’ve been busy experimenting with Intermittent fasting . If you’re new to IF, please check out John Berardi’s well-documented experiment here: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/intermittent-fasting and also Martin Berkhan’s site: www.leangains.com. For myself, being just a tiny girl, and a Fitness Model Competitor, I’ve been tweaking the IF protocols I mentioned above to come up with something that suits my physique, my love of gourmet food, and my upcoming goals…
I just finished my second solid week of IF. The first week I stuck to carb and calorie cycling Sunday – Friday, and then Saturday did a 20-hour fast. I am trained 6 days in the gym, and squeezed in 5 Bikram yoga classes, and made sure I walked as much as I could to increase my “incidental cardio”…My weight went from 117 lbs to 114 lbs. I really like fasting all day on Saturday, I felt really clear-minded and thoroughly enjoyed sitting down to a decadent burger and fries with JJ and Claude, not having to worry about counting calories or portion size…so last week I upped it up a notch, and spent Monday – Friday doing a 16/8 hour fast. That means I pretty much didn’t eat until around 1-2 o’clock and then limited myself to 3 meals post-fast. This is what I did:
Wake up, have double espresso, 3 squares of 99% Lindt Chocolate, 1 liter of water. at around 11 am I went to the gym and trained. Post workout I ate my first meal of the day, and it was a fairly large meal, consisting of 3 -4 oz of protein, 1 cup of starch (gluten-free noodles) and a small amount of vegetables. I did a Bikram yoga class in the afternoon, and then worked for the rest of the day. I had 2 more smaller meals consisting of protein, a bit of fat and some vegetables, and then just before bed I had 1/2 cup of full-fat yogurt mixed with a scoop of protein powder. By Thursday morning, my weight was hovering at 115 lbs, so Thursday and Friday I took out the carbs post-workout, and by Saturday morning my weight was back to 113.8 lbs.
Saturday morning I fasted. I woke up, went to the gym and worked out, hitting my glutes, abs and shoulders. I drank about 3 liters of water, had a few espressos, and more 99% Lindt Chocolate. At 5 pm JJ and I went to yoga class, and sweated it out, and then we had our one meal of the day at about 8 pm: thin crust pizza from Magpie’s, and a ceasar salad.
Sunday morning I woke up, and the scale registered 112. 8 lbs, and I could finally see my 4 ab veins that were with me from June 2012 – Nov 2012 last year. Success!!!
Today I am back to a carb-calorie cycle. I think for this week I will stick to 1 keto-day, 2 low-calorie/high carb days, then 3 keto days followed by another IF fast, and see how I like that and how I look!
From now on in I’ll be blogging here more regularly, so please follow along as my experiment progresses!