Monday, December 21, 2020

Ave, Charles!

My buddy Charles has been experimenting on himself.  If I'm not mistaken, this experiment is still ongoing.  It seems to involve a combination of intermittent fasting, a concomitant change in Charles's morning routine, and the re-addition of HIIT to his exercise regimen.

Some of Charles's experiences dovetail with things I experienced while on my walk, such as when Charles writes about dealing with the sensation of hunger.  I can relate, although my own situation—being on the trail—meant that I had little choice but to cope with hunger pangs by simply taking hunger to be a brute fact of existence and soldiering onward until the day was ended, and I could finally eat a decent meal and grab some snacks.

My long walk, and my habit of eating only once per day during the trek, essentially put me on an intermittent-fasting regimen.  Again, though, I should note that this regimen was a necessary consequence of the strictures of the walk, not the result of a voluntary choice to engage in intermittent fasting.  Charles's way requires more willpower.

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