Time to fast again tomorrow.

Monday, August 12, 2013

I´m really looking forward to fasting. It's so nice not to have to worry about if I'm eating the right thing, too much, etc. All I have to do is drink my water and that's easy, fix meat, potatoes and a veggie for my husband and I'm good to go. I fix myself a big salad with some of the meat I fix for him as a smooth entry back into food and I'm back to normal.
I've read that there are basically 3 ways to fast 1) the 5:2. 2) the once a week and 3) twice a week. I obviously am feeling comfortable with my weekly fast. But this week I have minimized any effects by eating too much sugar. Must give that up if I really want to lose weight. But I've still lost one pound this week.
The thing about fasting 24 hours is that when you're done you feel thin. I love the feeling. I know the reality is I´m not there yet but it's a really strong motivator. A word of warning THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD EATING DISORDERS.
At least I'm beginning to think it is a possibilty for me to lose weight. My goal is 20 lbs by Thanksgiving. Last week Mon I was 183. Today I'm 182. We'll see what next week brings.

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    You're right about this not being good for diabetics. That was one of the original warnings. Good luck on your program and excercise.
    1748 days ago
    Not sure I could handle a fast ... with my type II diabetes I would be afraid of having a sugar drop. My body uses up food more efficiently when I balance 3 well spaced meals with 50% good carbs, 30% fat and 20% protein with my evening snack fat free. If I stay between 1500 and 1800 calories I will easily lost a pound every week or two. With added exercise it speeds up the process.
    Hope it keeps going well for you!
    1748 days ago
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