Cravings and fasting
I've such a weird body. As in, it functions so weirdly.
I'm probably the only girl out there with constant cravings. ALL THE TIME.
I've been craving ice-cream for daaaayyysss.
So as in a few hours ago, I managed to satisfy that craving.
What I love about London, especially the area that I live in, is that the restaurants and convenience stores here open for nearly 24 hours. So I can literally head down there at 1am and they'll be packed.
2 of my favourite flavours at the moment:
Pralines & Cream and Mint Choc Chip.
At one point, I had to tell myself to stop eating.
I've been fasting this week so I told myself I'm allowed to reward myself for being good. Fasting in UK can be quite a pain especially since daylight hours are so long. In Malaysia, the maximum number of fasting hours are 13 hours. It's spring time right now; fasting hours stretch up to 16 hours.
Having said that, fasting does get easier by the day. As long as you keep yourself occupied, you're good to go. As much as I do it for spiritual reasons, fasting has a lot of health benefits! It keeps your appetite smaller so you end up eating healthier portions (at least, that's how it is for me). Everyone's body reacts to it differently but I find that mine responds quite well to it.
Because I've limited hours to eat and drink, I've no choice but to make better food choices. I drink lots more water than usual and I eat healthier foods to keep my body strong and energised. And also, because my strength and energy becomes so precious to me, I make better use of my time and the energy that I've left.
I'm looking forward to at least a few more weeks of fasting before the actual mandatory month of fasting (Ramadan). Challenges, oh, challenges. Until then, I'm still figuring out how to fit exercising into the picture....