I love this post from my husband and glad he shared his experience after 28 days of restricted eating. I am proud of his determination in accomplishing and finishing this commitment to himself, which is always very good at, but this was tough for him! Continue reading ... #Repost @jaobrien1 ・・・ I spent the last month creating awareness around energy intake as a learning tool for myself and clients. This was a tough experience as I like to eat a lot of food, but I learned some great lessons. My weight dropped 18 pounds from July 29th to August 3rd (191 to 173 pounds). Went from about 10 to 6% body fat. • 1. Having smaller meals was one of the most significant improvements to my digestion. • 2. If you are already lean, getting leaner takes a focused approach. Accept that it won’t be entirely comfortable. • 3. Your narrative is important. Being hungry at times was something I had to sit with. I could look at this as deprivation or as honoring a commitment I made and crushing a goal. • 4. I did zero stretching and was more flexible than I have been in two years. • 5. Relative strength improved, signified by a single arm pull-up without any specific training. • 6. Complexion improved. • 7. Appreciation. Eating less food, I have learned to appreciate flavors, amounts and the sacrifice the plant or animal made for my nourishment. ✌️ • 8. Awareness with my addictive tendencies. When Friday rolled around, I had this urge to go out and eat. Journaling my nourishment made me deeply aware of this habits and take a step back. I saved money and replaced this habit with sauna and a home cooked meal with my wife. • 9. Libido tanked. • Overall I feel healthier and more in tune with my body. Also, I have an appreciation for living in a world where food is so accessible. I’ve tended to overeat protein in the past and this experience has brought that to the forefront. For now, I’ll go back to a more intuitive approach.