Today was the second of my restricted eating days i.e. eating only 500 calories. Having read more about the science behind the Fast Diet (aka 5:2 diet), it seemed best to fast all day and have my 500 calories for supper. I was aiming for 24 hours without food to give my body the best chance of getting in to an unfed state so it burnt more fat. I ate supper last night at 7pm so I was aiming to wait until 7 pm tonight before eating anything.
It was incredibly easy. Yes, truly it was. I got to work at 8 am and knew I only had to go 11 hours without food but with unlimited black teas and coffees. I also only had to get through today on restricted calories as I can eat what I want tomorrow.
I had 2 black coffees and several herbal teas throughout the day. I was really busy at work and found time flew by. In fact, I even forgot I had not eaten until I sat on the train home. I was very hungry at lunch time but I was stuck on a conference call and couldn’t even go and get another hot drink. The hunger pangs went! I thought they may get worse but they didn’t. They just disappeared.
It is now nearly 9 pm, I have not eaten any supper and I still do not feel hungry so I am not going to eat anything. I have had another herbal tea and that will do for the day. Zero calories. Zero photos too as I haven’t eaten anything.
Some really good news – I made it to Weight Watchers tonight for the first time in a month and I have lost 9 pounds 🙂 So all that denial during my 16 vegan days and now fasting is working. I am really pleased as I have had some dreadful binge days in the last 5 weeks but overall, I have lost 9 pounds. So I am really happy. And really looking forward to breakfast tomorrow.