Mikeffer, on 26 December 2012 - 12:25, said:
I was fast becoming over weight this year and then i watched an episode of Horizon that was about living longer by eating less. The presenter showed us a diet where for two days a week you only eat 600 calories and the rest of the week you can eat as you please.
I thought i'd give it a go and it's been amazing. I don't really feel hungry on the limited days (there's a lot you can do with 600 calories to play with) and i managed to loose a couple of stone bringing me back in to the safe weight limit i'm now spot on what a healthy man my age should be, funny thing was as soon as i reached a healthy weight, i stopped losing weight!
Apart from the weight loss, i feel awesome! I mean i feel really awesome. No bloating, no digestive issues, everything feels good. I have more energy and drive.
I'd recommend it to any one that wants to feel good. I wasn't ridiculously overweight before, a couple of stone probably, but the health benefits are amazing
Link to an article about the episode of Horizon... http://www.guardian....and-live-longer
I am following the same diet, and getting the same results (albeit I've fallen off the wagon since Christmas).
End of last month I weighed myself and found the result to be quite offensive to my ego. I exercise plenty, so it was definitely my intake that was causing the problem, so I started a Keto diet, but stopped after I realised that practically anything that tastes good has carbs in it. Then a work colleague mentioned this diet and recommended it to me.
I eat normal amounts on most days, but take a 'low-cal' day on Monday and Wednesday (no breakfast, soup for lunch, pasta for dinner). In the last six weeks, I've dropped about 7 pounds (at least according to the scales), and that's not even the best bit. I feel a lot more lively during the day, my concentration has improved, I'm not feeling the need to snack between meals, the quality of my 'digestion' has improved tenfold, and I'm sleeping more regular hours too. I don't feel the need to eat as much on the non-restricted days too!
It took a couple of weeks to adapt to the restricted days, the first week was torture denying myself food, but I was surprised how easily I adapted, I barely notice now. Fasting is definitely the way forward