Returning, as I am rather often these days, to the scene of the crime, a quick thought on my previous post.
- First week was just following rule 1 (low GL with some tweaks). Some weight lost.
- This week has added in rule 2. I’ve already survived two fasts, and plan another for tomorrow.
- Rule 3 has yet to be broached. Maybe for next week.
Observations include the inevitable quick weight loss, as water stops binding onto stuff (with the instant feelgood “hey this is easy!”), and some extra. Whether it’s fat or muscle, it’s hard to say. I’m certainly not active enough to avoid muscle loss.
Non-weight observations: I feel better without starchy stuff, especially bread. Much less bloated. Need more fibre, however, so will seek out something suitable. Hunger during a fast is perfectly manageable, and water seems to take the edge of easily. that said, I am now pissing like the proverbial racehorse. The main side-effect is a revived interest in cooking and eating interesting food – that makes compliance with rules slightly less bitter than usual.
Drop so far? 6lbs/2.7kg.