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Posted: 11 May 2013, 17:07
Watched a program on the ABC a few weeks ago where Michael Mosley presented a new way of losing weight and staying healthy by fasting 2 days a week. Has any one seen the same program and tried it? I would be interested to know what they thought of it.

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 17:25
I haven't seen or tried fasting for 2 days. But I've done some reading about a different way of fasting called Intermittent Fasting. Its where you fast for 16-19 hours a day and have 5-8 hours to eat the amount of calories you need to, well live. For example, if you want to have an 8 hour window, you can break the fast at 11am and start the fast over again 7pm. This works for me, it's kinda of like skipping breakfast. But you can change and alter the time of the eating window to whatever suits your lifestyle. When you do this, your body derives energy from its stored sources we know as fat. Tips: your last meal before you start the fast should be very high in protein because protein is a slow digestive food, so you'll stay fuller longer. Also, drink lots of cold ice water. You'll burn calories just digesting it and stay fuller. It may be easier to do or start off with if you would like to transition into the 2 day fast. Fasting is the most natural medicine, but when you do eat, you should make healthful choices to properly fuel your body. I hope this helped you.

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 03:53
The 5:2 fasting in the Michael Mosley sense is not intended for weight loss, but for a more healthy living.
But of course, you can easily use it to gain some weight loss advantages too. I do this on a regular basis, and it works great.

I would suggest that you go with two days of 600 calories (4-500 if you're female), and simply go with your regular RDI on the other days. You will feel AWESOME - the "fasting days" will do that for you - and it will help speed up weight loss.

Initially, doing days of 600 (or less) calories can be quite a challenge. However, it gets a LOT easier as you get your grip on this.

Today, I have scheduled less than 200 calories for the entire day. No biggie. Smile

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 08:53
A lot of people who try that way of eating lose weight without trying to do so.

There is also a weight loss protocol called JUDDD (Johnson Up Day Down Day) that a lot of people have used to lose weight. It's a lot easier than it sounds. You get used to having down days. It's liberating not to have to fix yourself much food. And then you get to eat what seems like a lot on your up days, while still maintaining a calorie deficit.

I suggest you read through that site and play with the calorie calculator.

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