It’s the end of day 3..and I have an early opinion on intermittent fasting, but zip to say about polyphasic sleep.
Sleep – I’ve basically been running on 4.5 hours of sleep/day for the past 3 days. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to fall asleep for any of the naps. I’m not a super frequent napper, but I’m used to taking short ones at least a few times a week, so I’m a little confused. I suppose I’ll have to keep trying and hope my body decides to cooperate.
IF – At first, I couldn’t imagine not eating for 16 hours; in reality, it’s not so bad. It’s nice to actually feel full after a meal since I’m taking in nearly the same amount of calories in half the meals I’m used to. I can already see increased abdominal definition and my vascularity is greatly improved. I wish I could say this was due completely to IF, but a lot of it probably stems from eating mostly healthy again. I’m still drinking a beer most days, but I’ve massively cut my carb intake and cleaned up the rest of my diet. My energy level seems fine, even with the lack of sleep – huge and very unexpected plus.
I’m excited to see how both of these experiments turn out. I’m really unsure about polyphasic sleep, but I have exceedingly high hopes for IF.