mrsgruffy6666's Journal, 29 March 2018

About a month ago, I did a 72 hr water fast, and afterwards I started eating one meal a day. Sometimes lunch, and sometimes dinner, depending on family commitments. I like to eat with the family as much as possible. It seems to be working, but it is quite slow. Sometimes my weight actually increases for a few days, but is followed by a sudden "step down" by a whole kg or so. LCHF is helping because I'm never really hungry, and that's not something I've ever experienced before. I do eat a very decent sized meal when I eat, with a LOT of vegetables and a generous serve of meat of some sort. I also have coffee with a spoonful of cream each morning as a pick-me-up. I tried to stick to green tea only, but I take metformin for diabetes, and I felt so nauseous taking it without the cream. The cream makes all the difference. I am trying to stick to less than 20g of carbs per day, and not worrying too much about how much fat I eat. I just eat until I'm full. I eat about 100g of protein per day. I don't feel tired or sick. My mind is very clear and I feel more alert than usual. Seems to be going well so far. Not sure what I'll do next. One meal a day is probably not sustainable in the long term. I'm just cruising along and hope to continue the way I'm going.
230.4 lb Lost so far: 0 lb.    Still to go: 98.1 lb.    Diet followed N/A.

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Sounds very good to me. The healing going on is addictive. 
16 Jul 18 by member: Diddlee
Thanks Diddlee! :) 
16 Jul 18 by member: mrsgruffy6666
you have done well with your weight loss program and eating healthy is its own benefit. congratts! 
16 Jul 18 by member: baskington
Seems like you got this down, Continue as long as you feel comfortable !!!! I was on metorformin, but got off do to weight loss...Hang in there !!! 
16 Jul 18 by member: DO N OK
try to up your fiber. up to 20 to 50g is great if you can get it. chia seeds are a blessing, fiber and protein, no carbs. mix in water. 
16 Jul 18 by member: Helewis
Since I've been doing intermittent fasting. I notice I can go a whole day without eating sometimes with no sense of hunger. I did the egg fast and lost three pounds in four days. That was a lot of eggs, but it was actually delish. I did use picante sauce and some cheese for some of the recipes, but mostly ate them with a lot of butter. Yum!! It helped me break a slump about three months ago and I kept the weight off. 
16 Jul 18 by member: leenleen1
Wonderful results! 
16 Jul 18 by member: Draglist
Thank you far sharing this valuable information! So happy this is working for you. I am trying to do all the same things. I just fast longer periods because I am not so good at sticking to the one meal a day. 
16 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
GR8 job. HaPPy4U! 
16 Jul 18 by member: marshakanady
My husband and I just did a 5-day fast and have started eating again. We're not doing OMAD, but I do find that I just don't have the desire to eat that much any more. The other cool thing is that I now know and understand that I do NOT have to listen to the "rumble" in my tum. Fasting is AMAZING!!! My husband ate on Saturday and Sunday and just started a 6-day fast last night after dinner. I'm going to do a medically supervised 21-day fast next. I think it will be cool to see the labs that come back at all phases of my fast.  
16 Jul 18 by member: kritter1971
@kritter1971 - Fasting changed my life also. 
16 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
Thanks for the comments and support, everyone. I was blown away! I don't know why the date on the blog is back in March.. I wrote it in mid July. I think it may have been that I was looking at previous weigh ins and then wrote the blog in the wrong place. 
07 Aug 18 by member: mrsgruffy6666

     
 

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