I've been doing this for 6 days. I'm already down approximately 6 pounds. The scale hadn't moved in over a year. My calories are in the same range and so are my macros. When I look back to when the "trouble" began, I wonder now if it wasn't the "clean eating" as outlined by Tosca Reno. Eating 5-6 small meals per day maybe made my metabolism a little bit lazy???
In fact, I have dropped weight so quickly this week that I may even have to add some calories back in.
I'm really glad I've kept track of my calories for the last four years. Now it's much easier to figure out exactly what's going on.
My meals and daily routine look something like this:
Workout on empty stomach
Protein shake with a few berries
Lunch is two poached eggs on rye and sunflower seed bread with spinach and tomatoes
Snack is Greek yogurt with small amount of berries
(until dinner time my calories usually total between 400-500)
Dinner AND dessert total about 1000 calories. I have no problem eating that much food at one sitting! I eat what and how much I want. All my food is clean, homemade, and unprocessed. No sugar at all.
Total daily calories are between 1400-1600.
The idea is not to starve all day long, but to eat just enough to sustain energy levels.
So, this throws the calories IN, calories OUT formula completely out the window, doesn't it...
Here's a great article on IF
Here's the IF book I read
The Warrior Diet
Fingers crossed that this keeps working. I have a good feeling about this.