Start Weight:(02 Dec 13) 282.2 lb
Current Weight:(17 Feb 15) 270.7 lb
Goal Weight:209.4 lb
following: Kingstephen's own diet
performance: gaining 0.4 lb a week

I'm 1.8m tall and when I started this journey weighed 130Kg. Ive dieted in one form or another for year. For the last two years I've gone to the gym lots, had a personal trainer twice a week, not often eaten potatoes, rice, pasta, white bread etc.................but I do drink a bit, ok quite a lot, but mostly on weekends or socially - and I do lead a very social life.

A friend recently told me about Michael Mosely, his TV show Eat Fast and Life Longer and the 5:2 diet and I felt finally here is the answer Ive been looking for for years. I started on Sunday the 1st of December 2013, I set some goals and I know Im going to stick to this plan because a...I believe in it, b...I know its right for me, far its easy and Ive really loved the fasting days. Sure its early days, but Im going to keep a journal, keep and truthful food and exercise diary, and my dust.

If I can help anyone here, sing out, we all want the same thing, to be healthy, happy, fitter and not be ashamed when we see ourselves naked in the mirror.

So now its nearly two months in and the first ten kilos are gone, IF is my way of life now, my health has improved in lots of ways and everything is working well with no major change to my lifestyle that I can't handle.

FatSecret member since: 01 Dec 13

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cals: 96kcal | fat: 5.43g | carbs: 1.86g | prot: 9.76g
Egg Muffins
Breakfast muffins made from fried white mushrooms, grilled chicken and spring onions.
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Looking for buddies
welcome to both of you, if I can help drop me a line or a buddy request, Im nowhere near as successful as Bill, but I only started on Dec 1, and I hope to get where he is over the nest few months. this is a friendly place, made up of people just like you, so join in. Steve
posted 18 Feb 2014, 00:21
Does "burning protein" cause a higher calorie burn than "burning carbs"?
I guess that is the inherent problem with any diet which is by definition 'different', its so hard to maintain it as a lifestyle, and lets face it as overweight people that's what we really need is a lifestyle, not a diet. reducing carbs in favour of protein makes an awful lot of sense to me, same as counting the calories, protein, fat and carbs in what we eat - getting the macros right and getting used to living that way hopefully teaches us how to live our lives for ever, not just while we are on a 'diet' than get back into the old habits that made us overweight in the first place. Smile
posted 11 Feb 2014, 03:45
Does "burning protein" cause a higher calorie burn than "burning carbs"?
very interesting article Ingria, thanks for sharing I enjoyed reading it immensely. Steve
posted 11 Feb 2014, 00:36
Does "burning protein" cause a higher calorie burn than "burning carbs"?
very interesting article Keld, thanks for sharing. It does confirm what I have personally believed for quite a while now having (like you) done a lot of reading. Im not sure on all of the science, but there is more and more evidence to show that what we have believed for many years in a lot of areas of health, nutrition, and exercise has all been guided by companies with monetary gain sponsoring studies to get the result they want to sell more of their product. ive been doing a bit of reading about the truth about soy oil and protein if it is unfermented. In the US this is a massive industry worth billions, but it would appear that while we have all been led to believe ALL soy is good soy - it simply isn't, unless it is from a fermented source, and most of it isn't. This article makes a lot of sense about the value of protein over carbs in diets thanks again for sharing.
posted 10 Feb 2014, 21:01
talk therapy
Hi tray. Don't beat yourself up, all of us here have been guilty about bingeing, and maybe counselling will help you if there is an underlying reason for it. personally though I think if there was an issue you would already know about it, so maybe you are just like the rest of us who find it hard to break the bad habits of a lifetime. Overall I think you have a good plan, atkins, indulgence day followed by a fast, the only thing I would say is an indulgence day doesn't mean a binge though - that's never going to work long term, but once you start making inroads into your weight you wont want to binge because it will put you back a step or two on your journey, just make sure its a step or two and not a few giant leaps. Those of us who are not lucky enough to have superfast metabolisms have to 'buckle' down, make some decisions about the length of life and the quality of life we want, then do some hard work to break those lifetime of habits and stop bingeing. I like to think that we all control our destiny and if you do over enjoy your indulgence days - perhaps try having two non consecutive fast days in a week and get straight back on the horse and make sure its just one speed hump so that you weekly weigh in is going down, albeit that you have some days that go up. Good luck Smile
posted 03 Feb 2014, 02:48
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