Intermittent Fasting (4:3 basically)


Maximal weight loss is achieved via calorie restriction for a few days a week. A 500 calorie day, a 600 to 750 calorie day, and an 850 calorie day are recommended. The rest of the time, eat about 1200 calories. Health benefits of fasting are accrued and the body is tricked into going into "burn energy to find energy" mode.

(SlimChick's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Grains, Pasta and Rice
Breakfast Cereals
Baked Products
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Legumes and Legume Products
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc
Fast Foods
Meals, Entrees, and Sidedishes
Baby Foods
Ethnic Foods

Not OK

 How To Follow Intermittent Fasting (4:3 basically) :

1.) Eat below 850 calories at least 3 days a week. One of these days should be about 500 calories.
2.) Eat maximally nutritive real food when you do eat on fasting days.
3.) Learn to appreciate food and develop healthier tastes and appetite. Live longer.
  by member SlimChick
I'm an artist/scientist trying to eat right even though I'm too busy :)
member since: 21 Jul 09

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SlimChick's top tips

1.This diet is an intermittent fasting diet. Research proper nutrition and risks and do not undertake if you have an eating disorder or are pregnant. Talk to a physician about fasting if you have not done so before.
2.This diet involves low calorie days. If you are hungry, satiate hunger with nuts and proteins/fats (eggs, Greek yogurt, jerky or vegan jerky, etc), NOT refined carbohydrates.
3.You will find you have MORE energy on the days you fast. Plunge into creative work on these days as a distraction.
4.Avoid much bread. One slice per day is fine, plus a few crackers. Avoid all sweetened baked goods except on 1200+ calorie days.
5.Drink lots of "sassy" water (water with fruit added as sweetener). Vitamin Water Zero is fine. Kombucha is fine (one bottle per day). Sugared drinks are out. Artificial sweeteners are generally out. Stevia is permitted.
6.Do not ever "exercise to exhaustion". Dance/play to elation! Yoga and gentle toning exercises are strongly encouraged.

About / History

Intermittent fasting has been studied since the 1940's and recently has launched to high popularity with modern research and the 5:2 and 4:3 "Fast Diet" diets in England.

  Why choose "Intermittent Fasting (4:3 basically) "?
 Promotes rapid weight loss
 Targets body toning weight loss
 A body "detox"
 Improves mood and outlook
 Reduces the risks of diet-related diseases
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

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