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Hi again, This is the landing page of articles related to general wellbeing & fitness. Most of the them would be my personal experiences which can benefit others in their way to be more healthier and fitter.

Intermittent Fasting - Interim Results

This one will be short. The outcome of intermittent fasting has been positive. I have now successfully been able to adapt to the trends of intermittent fasting. I do a mix of 20/4 and 16/8 methods of fasting and follow them at least 4 days in the week, with 3 other days being normal or what is considered cheat days.

Bearing in mind that even though 3 days are referred to as cheat days do not actually end up cheating the whole time. I still aim for portion control and reduce the speed of food intake. Emphasize more on choosing a better quality of food rather than quantity. I am also limiting the intake of processed & sugary foods in particular. I can happily say that managed to reduce at least 4.5 kgs so far in the past 3 months. I have also lost 1.5 inches off my waist helping me to use some good old trousers. Next update will be close to completion of 6 months at the end of July 2019.

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IR - Intermittent Fasting - Not INFRARED

I am slightly going off topic here with not posting or writing about IT related stuff. This is IR - The world of fasting/intermittent fasting. I was intrigued by the idea of intermittent fasting. It fascinated me to realize that my grand parents were indeed following this regimen by default. They used to be up early (5-6am), have tea and then have early lunch or late breakfast around 1130-12pm. Have some snack/tea around 3pm and then dinner around 6-7pm. This is the procedure for 16/8 intermittent fasting. You restrict to have heavy dinner and late breakfast. Of course my grandparents ate real food like wholegrains, fruits, vegetables, legumes and not fries/soda/pizza with solid cheese crust. They even did not indulge in heavy alcohol or resort to junk food mentioned above. Goes to show why they are healthier than we are right now.

This goes without saying that quality of food produced today cannot be compared to what was produced few decades ago. Population/Politics and Pesticides - the 3Ps have played the major role on the quality of the food we eat today.

Coming back to IR - I've started this regime from 29th Jan 2019. Trying to keep it to the routine. So far it has been good. I have also included running in my daily schedule and aim to run a minimum of 4 days in week on an average of 4kms per day. This is end of week 2 haven't seen much changes in weight, though feeling less bloated and bulky around the waist line could be the starting signs. I've also included to eat salad lunches at least 4 days in the week and induce portion control while eating dinner.

I will update again on the progress in the beginning of March.

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Until next time....

My parents left Auckland yesterday after spending last 6 months with us. Good times really fly by faster. Feels like yesterday for the arrival in Auckland back on 15 March. We all had a great time together. Yes there were some arguments struggles and tiffs but nothing to match the good times we got in return. We went to mt ruapehu, lake Taupo and few places in Auckland. Hope Hridhaan will take the change okay. Thanks to nupur as well for the cooperation and adjustments that she had to make.

See you soon mummy and papa.

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