build muscle - with little or no fat gain
Maybe this will help you - http://www.1percentedge.com/ifcalc/
Should you see a doctor? I can't imagine this is common
I have no problem doing the 24hours with only 3-500 cals somewhere in there
I started this on Tuesday. I like it as I need to lose weight. I started following Dr Michael Mosely on twitter where he answered a lot of questions. Basically he fasts on Tuesdays and Thursdays 200 cal in the morning and 400 in the evening, 600 in total (500 for women). My wife has a Rosemary Connolly diet book that she uses for the meals.
I have detoxed for 5-7 days before and struggled, the beauty of this is that you can eat and drink what you want on your feast days. So no problems so far.
Started of 15st 6ft 1in so will see where we are next week.
I watched this show last week. it was great for this guy to loose some fat and improve his cholesterol levels but what happened to his muscle mass? I think loosing muscle = active tissue mass is very bad thing this especially in older age.
I would be tempted to give this 16/8 idea a go but I work shifts and it'd be just too complicated.
We (OH and I) have started the IF 5:2 on Monday.
The BBC programme came just at the right time for us as we had to do something drastic with our calorie/carb intake.
It was a little difficult to start planning. Made sushi for the first day and vegetable soup for the second. Both days also had fresh fruit salad.
What we won't be doing next fast is use carbs (like the rice for the sushi) because it doesn't give you room for anything else.
A mug of soup is ok to satisfy some hunger pangs, but one liter each on Tuesday gave us very loose stool the next day. Definitely need some solid foods.
We now also watch what we eat for the other 5 days. Normal calorie intake doesn't mean pigging out.
Started my fasting this week, found it fine, no dramas at all and didn't even reach 500 calories on my fasting days.
Got my bloods taken and waiting for the results of the IGF-1 so I can compared results before and after.
Was speaking to a top endocrinologist and I was asking him about the 'diet', he stated that from all the recent research that this plan is the way to go, that it will be the future for a longer life and the weight loss is just a beneficial bonus of the plan.
Dr Mosley is also on twitter and is bombarded with loads of questions regarding the plan, he is answering what he did if you need more info!
On day three of the 16-8 diet. Have to say after day one it's been easy enough.
I'm quite surprised how the fasting is easier than I'd expected it to be. Now to control the intake for the 8 hours is the next battle!!
I recently read that Michael Mosley has a book coming out soon based on the fasting doc he done. Has anybody heard about this book? I cant seem to find any info on it.
P.s , Anyone here that started the fasting diet any further opinions on it? Pro's , Con's
I was doing 5-2 but have reduced it to 6-1, I feel a lot better and have lost a stone since September. I am thinking of going back to 5-2 in the Spring. I found it easy at first but the fast days became tough as winter kicked in so the will power has gone I am still losing about a pound a week but enjoy my few pints at the weekend.
I have also been at the 5:2 since mid August and lost 10 kg plus. Like above poster patmac I am having difficulties atm. Don't know if it is indeed because of winter or because I am preoccupied with other stuff...
Maybe I'll try to go to the 6:1 aswell.
According to his Twitter update, the book is coming out in January and will be called The Fast Diet.
Is it the hunger that gets to you on the fast days? Is it a strict 500 cal for women & 600 cal for men or could you sneak in an apple to kill off the hunger?
I drink some herbal teas and lots of water this helps detox as well as keep the hunger at bay.
On a side note in my opinion this time of the year is the worst for dieting and even the beginning of January wouldn't be the time to start as you are heading back to work and that's tough enough for some people especially in the cold mornings.
I gave up the cigs in February 3 years ago and intend to go back to 5-2 then.
The beauty of the 5-2 diet is that your food intake is lower on the non fast days, so I am still losing about a pound a week and not killing myself at the moment!
I've been struggling maintaining fast days too I think during summer months (or at least days when there's more than four hours of daylight ) it's significantly easier because of the types of food that you'll be attracted to. During the summer I could sit and eat salads for every meal of the day, so fast days are relatively easy as I can stuff my face with all the greens I can manage. But in winter a salad might as well be a wet lump of bog roll for all the appeal it holds. Soup is a good substitute but can get very tiresome.
I've still lost all the weight that came off and I'm happy enough to maintain for a few weeks and get back to it with a renewed sense of determination after Christmas.