Originally Posted by Yogini99
I agree with John, fasting is more a lifestyle than diet. It is great for maintaining, and many people use it for weight loss too. I fast a little differently from John. "Fasting" for me, involves 500 cal/day for female, twice weekly, and eat regularly (hopefully healthy) on the other 5 days of the week. You can break your 500 cals into two meals or just eat one. You can drink tea, water etc but no other cals during day.
It is not really very hard after the first couple weeks and it's nice not to have to count calories.
I do this too and I highly recommend it...you can look up 5:2 or The Fast Diet if you're interested.
On this plan, once you reach your goal weight, you maintain by fasting (500 calories) once a week instead of two.
I'm not there yet, but its so manageable right now and maintenance seems manageable, too. Unlike other "diets" where maintenance seems like it can be scary and just as difficult as losing weight.