What I Noticed
After even just one day, I noticed a difference in my hunger levels at dinner. Normally by 5 p.m., I'm ready to inhale my meal, but when I sat down to eat, I wasn't even hungry! I listened to my body and waited until 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. to eat. And when I did eat, I filled up quickly and felt satisfied. Sugar cravings usually kick in big time after that last bite of dinner, but I felt so satisfied, I didn't even crave chocolate. (I know — shocking!)
That satisfied feeling carried over until the morning. I felt pumped and energized for my workouts, and my hunger was curbed all morning. I practice intermittent fasting with an eating window of 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and often after grueling workouts, I'll feel hunger around 11 a.m., but this week, there were several times that it was well past noon and I realized I wasn't hungry yet for lunch.
I also noticed that I lost a pound, which obviously isn't a huge difference. But I do track my weight and have been the same weight for months, so this was a little surprising that one little dietary change would affect my waistline. I was even eating 220 extra calories a day!