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I descussed this choice on the forums and I was surprised that I was advised to lay off the carbs on fasting days. I have low carbed in the past loosing 3 stone on the dukan diet but as a lifestyle I didn't find it very sustainable. Short term I think cutting carbs on fast days would be easy but I think I would soon get fed up with it and reach for the bread. So a I'm in a bit of a dilema on what to do with that information though I might give it a go but accepting that...
I tell DH my aim is to eating healthily which he takes to mean I'm on a diet & to him, diet equals deprivation. We go shopping & I put an item in the trolley (crisps for example) & he immediately asks if I can have that. I tell him I can have whatever I desire as long as I account for it in my daily plan. It's not like he couldn't stand to loose a few lbs himself. Take Tuesday (my fast day), he orders pizza which I ate. Felt so bleugh later. I cook from scratch everyday & have been known to say it would be nice if someone else did the cooking so this was his answer. I've discussed this with him many times but it just doesn't seem to sink in.
I'm sure he means well but sometimes I wish he could see that healthy eating means more than just a lettuce leaf
The biggest surprise to me is how fantastic I feel the morning after the fast. When I started this journey I thought I would eat all my day's calories at breakfast after fasting. I am so intrigued by the way my appetite decreases naturally and I fill up so quickly. I am learning to eat slower and enjoy my foods. Best of all...I have self-control for the first time in my life. I love this reward better than the weight loss (although that is very nice too).
So today, I am happy starting my third week of 4:3 and I will do 16:8 on the in between days and I know I can do it. That is powerful stuff.