Experimenting with Cheat Day & Fasting

Monday, March 19, 2012

All of this month I am experiemtning with my body to see what works for weight loss and what doesn't. I've had excellent results throughout the week with using the 4 Hour Body protocol for fat loss. I've eliminated the legumes that is suggested because I have such an issue with insuliln resistance.

I have only lost less than a pound per day on one day and that was .9 of a pound. Pretty close if you ask me!

But a "cheat day" is mandatory with this. A calorie spike must happen. BUT I gained too mcuh last week so by the end of the week I had only lost the weight I had gained which was about 5.5 pounds. Still, losing 5.5 pounds in a week is great!

This week I experimented. I had my cheat day and gained 5.5 pounds. That's expected. Cheat day was Saturday and Sunday I fasted until dinner time. I really did not want to eat so it worked out perfetly. By this morning (Monday) I had lost 4.5 pounds. That's really good!

Intermittent fasting is something that many people do but this was my first time applying it. You can read a very good article about it here: www.marksdailyapple.com/

So I'm curious what this week will hold. I'd love to lose 6 pounds. That's my goal anyway. We'll see. But more than that, I want to lose fat, no lean muscle.

The experiment continues!
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    Interesting..........Wonder how it works for long term weight loss? Does the fasting continue for the rest of your life? Just curious about this method.......
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    3067 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/21/2012 6:48:34 PM
    Thanks for sharing you experiments!

    I think this plan allows for alot of variation in application and it's just about each of us finding how to get the results we want and need.
    3069 days ago
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