Week 3 Eat Stop Eat Results (intermittent fasting)

22:11 Fitness 2021 0 Comments

Hey guys I am going to share my eat stop eat journey so far. It’s been 3 weeks since I first said I was going to fast again, I had previously used the lean gains method but I thought I would try out the more difficult but effective 24 hour fast. Just remember that when you are using the eat stop eat method you fast for 1 or 2 days in a week and these are not consecutive days, you also have to work out at least 3 times a week so that you maintain your muscle mass whilst burning the fat in your body because when you are in a fasted state the body uses the fat as energy after the energy from carbs is used up during your fast.

3 weeks eat stop eat results
3 weeks fasting using eat stop eat method

Something to think about

To lose fat or weight, you have to be in a calorie deficit, other diets require you to count macros but not intermittent fasting because technically it’s not a diet. So instead of thinking about what to eat and what not to eat I know if I fast for 1 or 2 days a week I am covered as long as I eat as I usually eat on the other days when I am not fasting, I must not try to eat extra food just because I was fasting. So I usually consumed 2500 calories to 3000 calories per day before I started fasting, I have not decreased the calories I eat on non fasting days so in a week I am eating at least 2500 calories less than before I started fasting or 5000 calories less if I fasted for two days during that week.

Think about it this way, to lose one pound of weight in a week you have to decrease 500 calories per day so that at the end of the week you are at a deficit of 3500 calories which equals 1lbs of fat. With eat stop eat you achieve this quite easily especially if you fast 2 days per week.

3 weeks eat stop eat ripped abs from side
3 weeks eat stop eat, abs from the side

How I coped with the not eating

I have used intermittent fasting before last year when I was doing 16 hour fasts daily and I did struggle a little at the beginning last year but I got used to it, this time around I have been finding it relatively easy. The thing I have been struggling with is keeping myself busy so I do not think of food. The hunger does not get to me, I feel just fine it’s just that I have programmed eating regularly into my brain that I sometimes find myself going to the kitchen to make coffee or a sandwich/snack then I realize I can’t eat anything because I am fasting, it’s not like I am hungry then just used to the action of eating, missing the feeling of a full stomach, my stomach is not used to being empty. You can drink coffee when you are using eat stop eat fasting method, but it has to be black coffee with nothing else, no sugar, milk or cream. Coffee by itself almost has no calories I think its 1 cal or 2 cal, the things you add to sweeten it carry the calories. I don’t like black coffee with no sugar so whenever I find myself heading to the kitchen I drink a glass of water instead then I go and find something to keep me busy so I don’t think about food.

eat stop eat results in 3 weeks
Eat stop eat 3 week progress picture/selfie

Am I seeing results yet?

I often had a little belly because my stomach was always full of food or bloated, but as soon as I started fasting that problem is solved, my stomach is always flat again and my ab definition is coming back (they were starting to disappear). My sister was teasing me calling me fat, telling me I eat too much, and a few friends I had not seen in a couple of years saw me in town, they were like "wow bro you have gotten buff, now you gotta work on that stomach". My goal with the fasting is to see how defined my muscles can get, to see how lean I can get whilst keeping my muscle mass. I also want to make my lower abs visible, so the fasting will help me get rid of the most stubborn belly fat that sits just around and below the belly button.

Watch the video below to see how I am looking on week 3 of Eat Stop Eat

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