Easy, pic two days a week to fast that suit. I've actually done hour runs and 35 mile road rides on fast days without issue and I save all my calorie allowance for the evening meal.
Fast Diet..didn't believe it but it's working for me.
It's an interesting diet that's pretty popular at the moment, I think it needs a fair bit more research though. Things like whether the weight-loss is coming from the 3500-4000 calories less a week people are getting or if it exceeds that and something else is happening in the body to respond to the fast days.
Might give it a go myself but I have very little willpower so not sure if I can avoid the snacking temptation...
That's why it's so easy. No will power required. It's only one day. Have the biscuit tomorrow. It's not total denial.
Although I've generly improved my diet because of it. I now don't have the biscuit on most feast days either.
Possibly - but as I've said before, trying to stick to 1500-1600 per day every day and so avoid snacks and temptations every day is too hard for me, with my lifestyle / job, and not sustainable for the long term. If it is purely calories reduction but in chunks, and still works, that's fine for me. If there is some magic to it as the writer claims, that's an added bonus but purely a bonus for me, and like others I'm sceptical of those claims until its proven long term.
Avoiding temptation on the fast days isn't as hard as you think. If anything, getting a bit hungry during the day is a pleasant feeling - it's not as if you're dying of starvation, just a bit rumbly in the tumbly - and the anticipation of eating in the evening makes you enjoy it that bit more. When the hunger kicks in, drink some water and do something more interesting, it soon passes.
To those giving it a go / just starting and finding the fasting bit easy. Be careful, first couple of weeks are novel and easy. I found the next few harder, once novelty had worn off. I'm now I think 7 or 8 weeks in, and it's now ingrained to be normal. Stick with it.
Last comment - I wish it wasn't called the fast diet for 2 reasons. One, it doesn't feel like a diet when I can eat what I want largely for 5 days a week. Second - 'fast' does it no favours, because of the connotations of speed, ie crash type dieting. I'm averaging 1-2lbs a week which is hardly crash.
11st 9lb tonight.
It was an intentional weigh in as I am now hovering around this weight.
I'm going to use October to see how doing only one day a week affects things.Posted 2 months ago #
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