Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My Activities During Fasting

Have you ever wondered how true the benefits of fasting are? As someone who has been practicing intermittent fasting for four years, one of the questions that I am being asked most is: Anna, do you have enough energy to support your daily life? Answer is of course ‘Yes’.

Energy is most people’s concern about fasting. Let me describe my daily life and see what you think.

My daily life is basically divided into three parts:
00:00 – 08:00 – sleep
08:00 – 20:00 – work
20:00 – 00:00 – variable

While I have no sleeping problem, I have nothing to report. I will describe my work in detail separately. Many think that I stay home lazily doing nothing after work, because I simply don’t have the energy. Here is a list of what I do during the evenings, provided I don’t have to attend corporate or private events.

20:00 – 21:30 – cooking/eating, either at home or outside; personal cleaning; running miscellaneous mini household errands
21:30 – 00:00 – multi-tasking
Listen/watch TV; check corporate*/private email; manage/update my blogs**

*You may wonder why I check corporate email during my private time. Because this is the time when I can have real time communications with my colleagues/ clients/ candidates in Europe and the US. This will greatly speed up my work the following morning.

**I have many blogs. Here are the ones that I update most frequently:
· My company’s team building blog
· My family blog
· My food blog
· My resume blog – I make some free-lance money from this blog by providing resume review services. So I have some minor administrative/marketing work to do plus the actual resume review.

This work list does not require a lot of energy physically. However I do need to have the appropriate level of energy psychologically.

Just for fun, you may write down a list of things that you do between 20:00 and 00:00 daily and compare yours with mine.

If energy is your concern whether or not to kick off your intermittent fasting program, I might have provided some insights for you. Feel free to contact me and ask about my fasting experience.

More about intermittent fasting: Eat Stop Eat

Anna's Activities During Fasting
Intermittent Fasting Success Report

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