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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 lost a pound last week - the first one in a whole month so I have probably undone all of the good work, so it's a good test for fasting as a WOE to see what happens when I next weigh in.
I have decided not to do the daily weigh in stuff any more. It dictates my mood for the day which is a complete waste of energy, and I was getting frustrated. I'm just going to go back to weekly (Saturday). Granted, I'm a bit scared to jump on the scales this morning and I'm sure that has something to do with it, but honestly, I'm none the wiser.
I last fasted on Thursday and did a 40 hour bulletproof coffee only fast as I did not eat again until Friday lunchtime. On the Friday morning, I had gained a bit on the scales, which is why I had only...
I did an 'almost' fast day this past Friday, doing well by eating oatmeal for breakfast and a bowl of leftover veggie soup later when I got hungry again, but I had two drinks that night, so it blew the day for being a 'fast' (500 cal or less), but I still consumed WAY fewer calories than I usually stuff my face with. I also felt pretty good that day, and the next day until I ate. Not so much the eating itself, but what I chose to eat. Arby's Beef'n'Cheddar and half a medium curly fry... twice. Not at once, mind you. They had a mix'n'match special, so I ordered a sandwich for now and one for later, and split my order...
On a positive note, my son in law has started 5;2 this week and my wife announced that she is going to join me.
Last weekend we had a long holiday weekend. We also had house guests (my parents and sister). The house was full of food including pies, cookies, etc which I don't usually buy. I ate protein, salads, etc but also had a fair amount of the sugary stuff. By Tuesday when they left the scale had climbed quite drastically. I was discouraged.
Normally I fast Mondays and Thursdays. But with the holiday and guests I did Tuesday and Thursday this week. I found those fasts harder. I was definitely hungrier...