PITTSBURGH (FFD) - Yesterday driving home from work I had a curious decision to make—one of which I have made many times in the past. You see during the past month where I have successfully completed and intermittent fasting for 20 hours of fasting and four hours of eating, I didn’t hold myself to any particular standard in terms of what I ate. Because of that, I ate Burger King.
I need to quit Burger King. I need to no longer stop there as I get off the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Of course, if I am getting off the Turnpike it is because I have taken an alternate way home. Sometimes it is quicker for me to go this way, versus braving the commute through downtown Pittsburgh en-route to the North Hills. When traffic is really bad, I take the Turnpike.
The problem is that right off the turnpike is Burger King. Often times in the past month I would stop and order Junior Whoppers with Cheese and sleeve of onion rings. That is classic fast food eating.
As such, I would just eat some junior whoopers during the four hour window of my intermittent fast. Hey, I can eat what I want during my intermittent fasting window right?
I suppose so, but you get much better results when you eat healthy during your window. Still, if you are really fat, and implementing time-restricted eating according to an intermittent fasting protocol such as the 20/4, 16/8 or what have you, then don’t worry about the “type” of food just yet. Focus on frequency and then gradually switch from whoopers to whole wheat whatever.
For a month that worked fine and even though I occasionally stopped for Whoopers, I did lose weight. However, I realize I need to make healthier choices then Burger King.
Hell, coach implored me in yesterday is Tuesday’s presser that I need to cultivate a decision making for more healthy options. He told me that I need to have a bias towards more healthy foods.
Coach will be proud.
Whereas in the past I would stop at Burger King, on the way home yesterday, I did not. In fact I went straight home and took a small power nap.
No sooner than a power nap was over I was up on the stationary bike since it was storming outside and knocked out a good 30 minutes. I then had a grilled chicken sandwich for dinner and even got a few for the kids. So I drove by Burger King and kept on driving.
Did I say bye bye to Burger King for good?
Too early to tell.
As a consolation, I consumed a small bag of potato chips, but you know what: I think driving by Burger King on the commute home from work made all the difference yesterday. That is why I put up another 10 on the fat man. Still, living up to Coach’s “bias toward healthy options” means I will have to say bye, bye to a lot of places—Burger Kind, KFC, Sheetz, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, KFC, Taco Bell. All of them, will come up sooner or later. After all, it is a long season.