Sunday, May 12, 2013

Losing Weight

For the past couple of weeks I have been following the 5/2 diet.

I've lost over 10 pounds and plan on losing a lot more with this system.

As I've gotten older it just seems that I've really had a hard time not gaining weight and that bothers me. I don't mind the balding, the wrinkles or the gray in my beard but I hate looking like a Santa in training.

It isn't like I don't exercise, I do since I don't drive I walk or ride a bicycle everywhere I go.

What I like about the 5/2 diet is that unlike other other diets I feel that I control the diet and not that it is controlling me.  I don't have to worry about counting calories, measuring or keeping track.

The diet works like this. I eat whatever I want for five days. I don't go all glutton or pig-out but just eat. Two, non-consecutive days a week I fast. Just water, tea maybe a diet soda. I start my fast after dinner of one day and go until dinner the next day without eating.  Technically the guy promoting this says eat only 600 calories on the fast day but I can't do that. If I eat I eat more than that. So I just fast for two non-consecutive 24 hour periods each week. Unlike what nutritionist at least use to say, I don't spend 1/2 the day at a buffet the next day.

The fast are short enough that i don't get lethargic at work. Because I start after dinner the first 8 or 10 hours I am either not hungry yet or asleep. The only meal that is difficult to skip is lunch the next day.

If I stop will I gain the weight back? Probably but once I get to the weight I want i can just keep it at that level with a fast every other week or so.

Anyway, it is workign for me

Until Next Time
Fai Mao
The Blogger who wants to lose 50 more pounds

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