In my efforts to fully disclose what I stick in my mouth everyday, I also had a a delicious cinnamon bun. I know this it isn't particularly "healthy" but whatever. My husband picked up some fresh baked, still steaming hot, cinnamon buns and I just had to have one.
And it was worth every buttery, flaky, delicious calorie laden bite. No regrets!
Dinner consisted of the best salmon I've ever made in my entire life, cheesy garlic summer squash, and roasted balsamic broccoli with cherry tomatoes. I also had another pretzel roll. Hah. Kind of addicted to those things ;)
If you're wondering what made my salmon so insanely delicious, get ready for me to blow your mind.
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So. I marinated the salmon over night with a peppercorn gourmaise sauce, garlic, a little raw honey, Parmesan cheese, and fresh herbs. Then I cooked it over the grill on a cedar plank soaked in white wine. Easy! Consider your mind blown.
YOUR WELCOME VERY MUCH.
Now for those FAQs about Intermittent Fasting
As for breastfeeding, I think I could have started IF while nursing. I was oddly lucky in that no matter how much I exercised, or how little I ate, I kept a steady oversupply of milk. Also, there are women who have breastfed just fine during famines. I personally think the whole you must eat an extra 500-800 calories while breastfeeding is slightly over exaggerated. And I think trying to eat that way contributed to my having a hard time losing the baby weight. I probably could have maintained my normal eating of around 2200 calories and still nursed. But of course, this is all based off my personal experience with breastfeeding, I definitely wouldn't recommend this for a mom who may have trouble with nursing.
It's like my mind deprogrammed itself from years of being told that you HAVE to eat every couple of hours and once that happened, I learned that I wasn't actually hungry, I was just listening to what other people have been telling me. Now, I realize that my meals are keeping me full and just drinking a beverage can satisfy me until my next meal. I rarely think about food anymore.
And finally, here is one more awesome article on Intermittent Fasting! Holla if you have more questions!