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I personally feel as though, some kind soul has said, here's the key to bliss. Eat to 100 or 110% of your daily needs, 5 times a week, eat what you want within those guidelines and two days a week restrain yourself. That's it, simples
We may not lose great lumps in one go, but then we don't gain great lumps in one go either. It's slow, it might seem at times non-existent, but it's in the right direction and, please God, it's long lasting ...
I began exercising on a treadmill we have in our house 3-4 times a week, and was able to get fit enough to be able to burn 700 calories in an hour. I did not do anything special from a dietary point of view at that time. By the end of February, I had shed four pounds.
In early March my wife saw the FastDiet book reviewed in the New York Times, and downloaded it onto her Amazon Kindle. She suggested that I read it. I immediately saw the logic behind syncing up our dietary behaviors with our evolutionary heritage, and told my wife that I was going to begin intermittent fasting the next day. She opted to join me.
One of the things which I found most attractive...
I started this WOE about a week and a half ago - have had 3 fasts since (3rd was yesterday).
Starting weight (May 17): 63 kg
Current weight: 62.1 kg
"True" weight: 62.4 kg
Goal weight (Sept 20): 55 kg
I moved to Dublin on March 12th, and weighed 66 kg upon arrival. So I lost 3 kg before starting 5:2. In 3.5 weeks I head back to DC for some meetings and other things, so I'd like to drop that remaining 2 kg before then. I'll be seeing my trainer again after 3 months, so would like her to see a slimmer me! (Also hoping to squeeze in some sessions with her)
I haven't noticed my clothes fitting any differently (even from 66 lb), so I know much of this is muscle loss (which I had bulked up from a year of personal training). I'm going to try the 100 pushup challenge to at least build some strength, so hopefully that will help with inches too.
I've set myself some incremental...