Challenge Forum: calories for the 5 days of eating

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 02:38
Hi there,just wondering if people are doing maintainence calories on eating days or a little less? im looking to rev up my weight loss after 30kg its slow going these days...500 will be hard but im keen to give it a go.Wink

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 12:19
I think the assumption that on the 5 days its weight loss calories...which in my case is about 12-1400 per day

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 17:41
thanks laura thats what i assumedSmile ill be aiming for 1200 -1400 as well

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 08:40
I try to stay under my 1200 the other 5 days but occasionally go over. You may find your other 5 days will tend to be less calories consumed the longer you get into this fast.

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 09:03
According to the 'Fast Diet' book (the follow on book to the eat, fast and live longer 'Horizon' documentary that was on the BBC last year) you should avoid counting calories AT ALL on the non fasting days - they found that you will generally not over eat as much as you might think, and people who ate high fat food on their non fasting days still lost weight.

Saying that, different sources say different things! So I think just do what feels right for you and try to be sensible! If you are finding it difficult to stick to less calories on the non fasting days, maybe just relax a bit and eat a little more than usual Smile I would recommend the book though if you get a chance to read it, it's a quick read and has some good tips!