Sunday, January 20, 2013
Eat, Fast, Live Longer. Awesome documentary on fasting. BBC Michael Moseley. Copy and paste in your browser.
This has thoroughly convinced me. I am glad I started this and I shall continue. The joy is not having to follow any specific diet except eating healthy, fresh foods across the nutritional board and fasting two days a week. I have no desire to eat junk food on Feed Days, but if I do for whatever reason, I do not need to feel guilty. Fasting definitely works to not only make me thinner but apparently it will also help my body resist age-related diseases. according to on going scientific studies. No pills, no diets, just two days of fasting a week.
Hunger is not something I have allowed myself to feel for too long, but somehow I can wait most days until noon to eat. Fasting for two days a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) eating 500 calories is do-able for me and since it doesn't seem to matter what meal you eat on the Fast Day, I will experiment.
For the rest of the week I eat between 2000 and 2300 calories a day and that brings me within the losing target of 12,000 calories a week. This should result in a 1 kg loss per week for me at the weight I am now. Half a kilo is fine too and I shall be monitoring it closely. So far this month I have lost four and a half kilos and I have a feeling there will be more before the month is through.
From what I have seen, read and heard, and now from my own experience, fasting rocks!