I managed to do the 5/2 Fasting Diet for two weeks. By the end of the second week I realized that I was quite capable of overcoming any good I was doing myself with the fast on the days off from the fast. My weight had dropped almost four pounds, but I could easily gain that back during the three day break. Not wanting to yo-yo my way down the scale I did some more research. And found another fasting diet that claims to have the same benefits only better. This is intermittent fasting on a daily basis.
I eat for six to eight hours and I fast for 18 to 16 hours. The eating occurs in a block and the fasting occurs in a block. For my personality and my level of discipline saying you can’t eat during these hours is easier. I found on the 5/2 diet I was constantly trying to figure out what I was going to eat and when to get the calorie intake I could have and stave off the hunger. On this diet if I’m hungry the answer is just bear it. However, I’m not that hungry during my fasting time, most of which I spend sleeping. And when I can eat, I eat whatever I want.
I have noticed that after just four days on this new regime I do consider what I’m going to eat a little more than I did in the beginning. And I’m trying to listen to my body and eat when I’m hungry. I don’t rush into the kitchen in the morning and start eating. I wait until I’m hungry. At first that made me a little panicky because I knew the clock was ticking and I wasn’t going to be able to eat after say 3:00 in the afternoon. But now I don’t panic because I know it’s just for that evening and if I’m hungry in the morning I can eat.
I am within two pounds now of my first brick wall. A weight that I haven’t seen the south side of for quite some time. If things continue as they are going I should break that barrier next week.