Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Starting Poing

One random night I was surfing through my kindle and was browsing the top selling books and stumbled upon THE FAST DIET by Dr. Micheal J. Mosley (note there are now an abundant of similar books out there but his is the original).

"The diet involves low calorie consumption for two days a week and allows normal eating for the other five days.[2] Although the number of calories consumed on the two days a week is restricted, it is up to the particular dieter to decide how to divide them throughout the day; men can consume 600 calories and women 500.[3] A typical fasting day may consist of a breakfast of 300 calories, such as two scrambled eggs with ham, water, green tea, or black coffee, and a lunch or dinner of grilled fish or meat with vegetables, amounting to 300 calories." Source.

Now i'm not one to fall easily for diet scam esp one with the word FAST in them. Any diet promiseing quick results is an immediate red flag! but what really intrigued me was the many positive reviews claiming the diet actually worked. after reading review afte review about how it had worked for them (over 100+) I figured why not? The diet seem simple enough.

Quick break down of the diet
-fast 2 days out of the week (non-consequtive days)
-500 calories
-same as aboved but 600 calories.

a little about myself. I'm not embarking on this diet as an out of shape woman. I am in fact consider fit, not in top shape but fit. Working out, dieting and counting calories is definitely not new to me. I have been on a healthy lifestyle change for about two years now. My wake up call was mid 2011 after realizng I had let myself go and gained 30 lbs during my relationship. I am currently down 25 lbs and am having a diffcult time losing the last stubborn 10-15 lbs.

Current stats or Starting stats. 24 year old female
134 Lb
active (doing insanity).

Many have claimed they received positive results even while not excercising and drinking but for me I am still going to keep my current lifestyle of excercising regularly and typically eating healthy. the only difference I will not be as conscious during my feeding days (non fasting days). The reason why I wanted to document my own experience is because while searching the internet for other people results/experience there were little to none, were mostly male participants or none in the U.S. (this diet started in Britain).

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