We have all done it. Circled the waters like a shark. We’re bored. Nothing good is on tv. There’s no good book to read in the house. Same ol’ crap on Facebook. Let me to to the kitchen and see what snack I can get.
I go look in the fridge. I go look in the freezer. I go look in cabinet number one. I go look in cabinet number two. I go back to the fridge. I’m circling the waters like a shark. Surely there’s SOMETHING I can snack on! I find some peanut butter and crackers and a soda and I go back to the living and channel surf again.
I’ve just mindlessly ingested 1,000 calories at 8 pm at night while not doing any exercise and right before bedtime.
That is called circling the waters like a shark.
For the last two weeks I’ve tried fasting for 12 hours each day, starting right after dinner (supper) until 12 hours later. No sharking allowed. I usually make 10 hours easily, 12 hours has been a stretch – but I’m getting better at it. It’s one of the suggestions made by Melanie Plain the course I’m taking – and it’s working. I’m down 15 pounds since early November. Yes, I am eating much better. More chicken, fish, beans, veggies, salads. No wheat, cut way back on sugar and eating a little fruit. I’m faithfully taking my Melaleuca vitamins and drinking my protein shakes. And no sharking, one of the hardest habits to break.