The new eating plan I told you about a couple weeks or so ago...... Fast & Feast Eating Plan.
It isn't a diet really...it's an eating plan. There are very few rules. You Fast alternate days and are allowed
500 calories. On your Feast Days you eat whatever you want- trying to
stay within a 2000 calorie limit. On my first week on it- I truly
FASTED on the fast days. I'm one of those people who would rather not
eat anything than have a little bit of something. If I ever eat anything
I'm starving for the rest of the day, so I knew that eating a salad or
sammich just wouldn't work for me on fasting days. So I stuck with just
a cup of coffee at the three meal times, and water in between.
lost 1 lb the first week. That was fine. I knew I wouldn't lose a great
amount because I had trouble getting my 2 liters of water down on my
fasting days. Water does NOT taste nice after drinking a cup of coffee.
And if I don't get two liters of water down a day, the scale doesn't
Anyway.....so the second week I switched things
up a bit..... I fasted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I Feasted on
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and had a One Meal Half Fast on Sunday
with the meal staying between 700-800 calories. Saturday is the only day
I truly allowed myself to Feast and have a treat of a few Fig
Newtons with my evening coffee. The other two feast days I cooked and
ate my usual healthy food options. My "treat" those days were having a
cup of coffee with a spoonful of sugar in it as dessert. Everything
tasted so much better on my feast days after fasting the day before.
It's like my taste buds were reborn!!
And the second
week I lost 1.4 pounds. Which is also fine. I didn't put this weight on
overnight, so it won't come off overnight either. And if I continue to
lose at this rate I will still lose over 50 lbs in a year. And I'm happy
I'm hoping to wedge a bit more exercise
into my routine as I have joined the ranks of the PokemonGo fanatics.
The only catch is I have to go walking when the sun is low in the sky
because of the glare on my phone screen. That's fine with me, too. I'd
much rather walk later in the day so I can unwind and relax from the
stress of the day at the office. We will see if it impacts my weight
loss at all in the next week.