Honestly, I know NOTHING about engines. I HAVE heard of a "governor" related to an engine though. I looked it up thinking it might help me describe why the Fast-5 approach to eating has been and IS so successful for me. Wikipedia says that a governor (or speed limiter) is a device used to measure and regulate the speed of a machine.
That is the PERFECT description of how the five hour "window" of eating works for me.
When it's "open", I eat.
Usually a meal and then later a snack of fruit or peanut butter wrap
or something ELSE that I've made or saved to enjoy when I am hungry.
My appetite is regulated by this.
I don't get anxious or spend exorbitant amount of time and emotional energy
worrying about what to eat.
I've been consistent in this pattern since February 6.
My State of mind and body have a good Governor!