I have decided to give this a try. You can find out what it is here........ www.bbc.co.uk/news/healt
and here thefastdiet.co.uk/
While the jury is definitely still out on this one, there is quite a lot of disagreement too, www.nhs.uk/news/2013/01J
, I am willing to give it a try, and see how it goes.
I have done fruit fasts in the past, and quite enjoyed them, so the idea of fasting isn't unknown to me, and well, this is relatively easy form of reduced calorie intake for a short time.
Having read as much as I can, including the book, I have decided to give it a go. I shall have my fast days on a Monday and Thursday, whenever possible, as these are, paradoxically, my busiest days, and so from what I have read, it should be easier.
Unlike most people I didn't start on a Monday, but did today, Thursday. Well, I read the book on Tuesday, so that's why.
How did today go?
I left for Lyon at 5:45, after some water and some decaf, and had a mug of decaf in the car with me. My tummy was rumbling en route, so I did wonder how I would manage to get through the day! In fact, once I got to Lyon for my class at 8 I had no problems. I even sat in the cafeteria to work at midday, smelling the cooling paninis etc, and had no problems. I drank water all day, as I always do.
To keep busy before my PT, I did some window, and then other shopping. I bought a really cute little notebook with leather binding, to note all my food intake in, not just on fast days.Whilst I think that SP will be a great help here, noting wherever and whenever will help. It will also keep me more accountable, especially at parties etc, putting each and every glass of wine in. I am sort of going to study myself as it were.
Every mouthfull counts!
I had thought that Jacques would be at paret this evening, so that I wold be fending for myself, but it was cancelled, so he had prepared dinner. I hadn't really told him, as I thought he would be sceptical (as he was) however, he is willing to indulge me. For dinner I had fish soup, ratatouille, smoked mackarel, and fruit. Which came up to 500 calories, more or less.
I didn't have a problem not eating during the day; I had some tummy rumbles, but nothing major. I'm pleased cos I managed a 24 hour fast, more or less, and it seems to be the fasting that has the health benefits, compared to the calorie defecit for the weight loss.
Next fast day is Monday, so I'll blog then at the latest.
I'm tired now, but it was a long day, and it is bedtime. And it's a healthy tired.
Oh, one last thing, I will be doing my best to record mood etc aswell, that being another SP tool which I think might come in handy.
Off to do it now.
Night night all!
Whoops, nearly forgot, my weigh in this morning was 68.5 (up .5 on yesterday) and I can't remember my waist measurement, I'll take it again tomorrow!