Just Words

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.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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3 Responses to Just Words

  1. laura1952 says:

    Great news you had to share Zoe. Congratulations. I know you will enjoy your healthy breakfast, whatever it is you make, in the morning. Sleep well.

  2. Marianne says:

    Awesome !

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