In general, I’ve never been convinced any special diet makes that much difference for day-to-day living.
My philosophy (if you can call it that) is:
I eat to live. I don’t live to eat.
Yet I’ve always had issues with regular sleep and a good night’s rest.
So I’m willing to consider there might be a correlation.
He recommended trying fasting in the evening.
Apparently, the effects are felt almost immediately, 1-3 days.
What are the effects exactly?
Your body clock readjusts where your body feels like going to bed at a reasonable hour, which means you wake up at a reasonable hour with a decent night’s sleep/rest.
With this (and fasting in general), there are obviously many benefits.
As I’m finding on my way to becoming an early riser, waking up at 5am without enough hours under my eyelids depends solely upon going to bed earlier than I’ve been used to.
So what exactly is this fasting method?
As my friend succinctly explained:
“The approach: eat a macronutrient-rich breakfast on waking, and don’t eat for 16 hours before breakfast. If you conform to this rule your body clock will adjust within 1-3 days.”
I wake up at 5am and leave for work at just after 8am. So I could potentially have a decent breakfast somewhere in that 3-hour window of time.
Wind that back 16 hours, and that means I should have my last meal in the previous day, somewhere between 1-4pm.
Yesterday, I began.
I had my last meal at 3pm, so now I’m about to have scrambled eggs & spinach for breakfast at 7am.
I will try to persist with this for at least 3 days, then reassess.
Whether it’s worth it to replace one issue (maladjusted body-clock) with another (being hungry in the evening) is yet to be seen.
However, it did encourage me to drink more water last night. And upon waking, my body had noticeably let go of some surface-level tension.