paperiniko's Journal, 12 February 2013

Been 62 days since my last weigh in before Xmas. I have been keeping track of my deficit and waiting to reach 30000 cal deficit since last weigh in before the next one.

Currently at 20000 kcal deficit, it has been much slower than in the past due to the Xmas holidays and then to an injury playing tennis that has stopped me playing for the last 5 weeks.
It is now quite hard to build decent deficits without sport because my resting metabolism has gone down a lot due to my weight loss and I like to keep eating at least 2200 kcal per day.
The good thing is that I think based on the deficit and the tape measure I should have kept my weight loss, but the progress in the last few weeks has slown down also because I often eat too many sugars.

I started ADF 3 weeks ago and last week for the first time my blood pressure has gone below 90, hopefully it stays that way.

ADF is tough mentally but I do not really get hungry.
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The whole process does get significantly (exponentially?) harder, the lower your body fat % gets - sounds like you're in the stage where you have to start doing some aggressive trial and error to find the best strategies for managing hunger while maintaining a deficit. How is the fasting tougher mentally than physically? I've never done any sort of intermittent fasting so I'm curious. 
11 Feb 13 by member: Nimm
For sure it gets harder because until a few months ago even with an average active day and no particular training I was able to burn well over 3000 calories and over 4000 calories playing tennis. Now that has gone down to 2500 which makes it more challenging because I tend to eat and graze a lot. Most of the time healthy stuff but I still often succumb to the sweet treat and eat too many cereals :O) ADF is tougher mentally when I work from home or am on a day off because I start craving a snack even though I do not feel proper hunger. I actually have created a couple of options that completely satisfy my hunger with about 600kcal which is the requirement and I find it easy to follow when I have a busy schedule, but harder when I am at home, besides of course being tougher to fit with social occasion vs a regular calorie counter approach. So far I have been able to do it by planning ahead a couple of times a week when ADF did not interfere with my social life and I was expecting to be quite busy. Last week I did one day "fasting" on Sunday and I still managed to do it but did take more mental effort so not sure this is sustainable long term 
12 Feb 13 by member: paperiniko

     
 

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