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Quick question! What surprised you when you started fasting?

PostPosted: 11 Jul 2017, 09:25
by Moogie
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Re: Quick question! What surprised you when you started fast

PostPosted: 11 Jul 2017, 14:22
by nycnyc2013
The fact that I could do it! I've tried every diet, and struggled with all of them. I wouldn't call fasting easy, but I was surprised that it wasn't as hard as it sounded!

Re: Quick question! What surprised you when you started fast

PostPosted: 11 Jul 2017, 14:53
by MaryAnn
I think what surprised me was how easy it was to deal with hunger. It was something I had previously avoided, because I always felt like I would go out of my head, but that feeling passes pretty quickly. Have a drink of water, get busy with something, and it goes just like that.

Also, I was surprised at how well it worked. I had had success with diets in the past, but not so much around the time I tried 5:2 (or 4:3 in my case). All my old tricks stopped working. So it was a pleasant surprise that I had a fairly steady downward trajectory.

Re: Quick question! What surprised you when you started fast

PostPosted: 11 Jul 2017, 15:55
by Tracieknits
What surprised me most when I started fasting? That I had no idea what it was like to actually be physically hungry. I hadn't allowed myself to get actually physically hungry -- Sure, I was often hungry for other reasons (boredom, emotional reasons, habit). But I ate so often that I had no idea what actual physical hunger was.

And I had no idea that it's okay to be hungry, that I could go five hours without eating and wouldn't pass out, and that when you're actually hungry, even the healthiest food tastes great. Now I say "if I'm not hungry enough to eat an apple or carrots, I'm not actually hungry."

Re: Quick question! What surprised you when you started fast

PostPosted: 12 Jul 2017, 20:03
by Chris P
I did find it easy! I didn't feel hungry the day after a fast day. The weight came off consistently and at a steady pace, which had never happened before. I could go out on a fast day and watch my husband eating cake etc and I was quite hapy to sit there virtuously with a mint tea without feeling envy because I knew I was finally in control.

Re: Quick question! What surprised you when you started fast

PostPosted: 13 Jul 2017, 04:57
by Sassy1
I think my surprise was much the same as Chris P and nycnyc - 5:2 was a diet I could follow without much difficulty, and I did so until I had lost more weight than I would have thought possible.

I haven't dieted much in my life - and that no doubt helped this time - but that was partly because I could never stick with anything that required me just to "cut down a bit" or not eat certain foods.

So when I read about 5:2, I thought this was something I could do and I did. (So maybe it wasn't a surprise!!)

Re: Quick question! What surprised you when you started fast

PostPosted: 13 Jul 2017, 10:53
by Margotsylvia
I remember my first fast day well. I was surprised that it was so difficult. I thought I was going to die! Now fasting has become very easy. I am so glad I managed that first day.

Re: Quick question! What surprised you when you started fast

PostPosted: 13 Jul 2017, 14:10
by Orchid
That it is possible to work without eating the whole day. And mayby even More that next morning you are nottaa very hungry.

Re: Quick question! What surprised you when you started fast

PostPosted: 26 Jul 2017, 14:41
by Mart-tini
Easy to fast until 1 p.m. With a cup of black coffee in the early morning, of course!

Re: Quick question! What surprised you when you started fast

PostPosted: 28 Jul 2017, 06:52
by Bracken
What surprised me was that it was relatively easy to fast, and that hunger was nothing to be afraid of. Having said that, after a while, I found that I didn't get very hungry on non-fast days, so I was able to radically alter my way of eating so that, even now, more often than not, I tend to just eat one meal a day.