By Jamie Hill
Fat joke #5879 - "You're so fat that when you walked by the TV, I missed three episodes!"
Hunger isn't a great feeling. At the moment I'm trying to train my body that 'snacking' is wrong. My body, like a naughty puppy, isn't responding very well. It likes snacking and keeps feeding me tempting thoughts like 'if eating feels so good, how can it be wrong' and 'one ginger biscuit won't hurt you'.
Apart from the Crunchy Nut incident the other night I've been pretty good about this snacking lark. Yesterday I made sure that my main meal's properly filled me up so I didn't snack at all. This might seem like a backwards step to eat more at a mealtime to make sure I'm not snackish later but to my mind it's part of the process of training my body only to eat at certain times.
As you can probably tell I'm not basing this 28 Days of Pain on any proven science. All I know is that by the end of it I want to be fit and I also want to have less of a belly. But I also want to leave a legacy that has trained my body to not snack by the end of it as well so I don't just simply go back to my old ways and pile on the pounds straight afterwards.
Today is a fasting day. I'm only allowed 1,000 calories for the whole day. I did this two days ago and it was pretty damn bad. I would say it's harder than the running. The running only lasts for a limited time whilst this not eating much thing means I have to have willpower throughout the day.
For breakfast I've had 'blue' Alpen which is the low fat version of Alpen. This was after a friend told me that Crunchy Nut Cornflakes on a fasting day might not be the best way of stemming the hunger. The Alpen, which I've never had before, was quite nice. According to the box that works out as 168 calories. I've also had a Golden Delicious apple working out as 82 calories. This brings my total breakfast intake to 250 calories.
This means I've got 750 calories for the rest of the day. I know I can do this as I did it the other day. I'm not going to like it but I know I can do it.
For the rules of the challenge see the previous blogs at http://www.theocelot.co.uk
Only 22 Days to go until I do a Mo Farah-impossible style run!