💬 Default Setting or Mindful and Intentional?

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I’m also keenly aware that other than the intermittent fasting, (or rather time-restricted eating), which I’ve been doing Sunday to Thursday when not on holidays, I recognize that these other items will take about an hour a day. So, I decided to delete a game from my iPad that I spend too much time on. Yes, I enjoy the game, but it is not ‘time well wasted’ and I’m sure the benefits of doing these other things will be far more rewarding.

Interesting to read your goals. I was wondering about he fasting. I watched the video

and was wondering if ‘fasting’ in this sense included water too?

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  1. Hi Aaron, happy new year!

    Yes, according to Dr. Patrick the fast is over once you drink something that is NOT water (listen to the 38-59 second point of the video). I’ve been doing this ‘time restricted earing’ (not really fasting or dieting) for a while, but I wasn’t counting my black coffee first thing in the morning. Now I wait for the 14 hours before having anything other than water.

    2 things to note:

    I do this Sunday night to Thursday night so that I can be social on weekend evenings without feeling restricted. Some research suggests ‘cheat days’ are likely not very detrimental, and then I really don’t feel ‘restricted’.
    When I first started, I made it much easier with this little strategy: if I felt like snacking after dinner, I would take some of that snack to school for lunch the next day. This way I wasn’t restricting myself, I was simply delaying gratification. Only had to do this 3 times and then I really had a handle on it.

    Besides regular exercise, I think this is one of the best things I do for my health.


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