Diet Experiment- Day 1

Food is so central to my everyday life because of my digestive disease. I’m always trying to figure out the “best” diet or times to eat. I’ve tried intermittent fasting, fasting for several days ( when I’m having a flare), eating a lot of fiber, eating less fiber, eating more raw foods, eating well cooked foods…and the list goes on. I find I feel best when I’m just not eating, but that’s not sustainable. I’ve decided to try some experimentation with different things and log it here: an online journal if you will. 🙂

Yesterday we went to a birthday party for my nephew and we ate quite a bit!! It was delicious and fine to do once in a while, but today I started a new experiment: eating 1,000 calories a day.

I try to listen to my body’s cues and eat when I’m hungry which is close to lunchtime. I probably don’t eat much more than 2,000 calories a day most days, so I don’t think it will be that difficult. About three weeks ago, I started drinking one gallon of water per day and have been successful! I workout on a stationary bike at least 4-5 days a week for at minimum 30 minutes. This is my starting point.

Today I hovered around 1,000 calories. It wasn’t difficult at all. Instead of the bike, I used an app for HIIT workouts (25 min). I know I should only change one thing at a time in an experiment, but I feel it’s close to the same cardio and I can always retry the experiment again only changing diet. I typically switch up my workouts between barre, HIIT, and bike anyway although I’ve only done bike for the last three weeks.

What’s the point of this? I just love to try new things and see what happens. I hope one day I can find an awesome strategy the can really make me feel good long-term. I’ll post an update tomorrow on hunger, energy levels, and anything else I notice. As always, thanks for reading!

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