The hunger pains and shyt. A lot of it is mental with some people acting all weak after a few hours and so on and then some people tend to over eat when they start the fast
this was me in the beginning.
you start justifying and looking for reasons to give in to urges.
my first few days i went from 244, 237, then 235. keep in mind I wore the exact same gym clothes everyday
another story i want to share is that I was unknowingly doing intermitten fasting back in 2009 when i had first started a new job. I had no disposable income to eat during lunch breaks, just enough to get to and from work until my first paycheck. I had no choice but to eat only during the evening when i got home after intense manual labor outside . My family was shocked to see how the weight was falling off of me. My face was getting a bit flushed my neck and forearms were getting more vascular and i had superb energy despite working from 8 to 5 with nothing to eat. And when I did eat it was mostly whatever was cooking or leftover like pot roast, beef and noodles and i would slam down a couple large cups of some fake kool-aid drink mix. I didnt think anything of it and as soon i got my first check I it was back to eating sh*t all day and spiking my insulin levels from sun up to sun down. I though it was the pysical work alone responsible for the weight loss, but the one factor that changed when i gained all my fat back was that i was eating sh*t like pizzas and 32 oz smoothies all day despite doing the same physical labor.
so im back at square one and now looking back i see why i lost the weight
SMH at believing that if i didnt give in to my psychological cravings every time i felt what i percieved as "hunger" was gonna starve to death despit i was prolly at my healthiest and leanest when i was surviving off whatever was left in the fridge and only eating in the evening.