I want to know if anybody else has ever used this to lose weight. I have in the past. I was very successful. I lost from 170 lbs down to 135. And it seemed effortless. I did it in 2001 and I kept it off for 2 almost 3 years. But then I let a crisis derail me. and gained all my weight back plus 15.
How I did it was for 2 weeks. Alternate days of fasting. Take a break for a week. Resume alternate day fasting. edited to say: Once I reached my goal weight I maintained with an 80% whole food diet. I stayed very picky about my sweets. I just ate healthier it was easier as my whole system was toned and clear.
by fasting I mean nothing you have to chew. I sip on v8 or green tea I personally make and sweeten lightly with honey. I add acv to this because it really helps with the blood sugar headaches.
the next day I eat what I crave. and not extensively but I do not deprive myself of anything. If I want a cookie I can have it. A piece of cake? yes. NOrmally however, I do not want these things. I crave nuts, fruits and veggies and fish instead.
fasting for one day makes my sweet tooth instantly disappear, and causes me NOT to want to eat all day on the days I am supposed to eat. I also get extremely energized on fasting days. And I feel great. Sometimes on days that I eat I will feel sluggish after eating carbs. But, then the next day it goes away.
Any body ever try anything similar? It's called intermittent fasting and there is a lot written about it.