The biggest, biggest tip of all:
It’s a diet that is the same no matter what your size or age.
I can tell my husband that he has to be good on a Thursday but can eat chocolate on a Friday. The fact that no food is banned on five days a week makes it a way of life not a diet. He has not lost much weight since we started in September, but his waist has dropped three inches – something all men would be pleased with. He has noticed his irritable bowel problems (family history of diverticulitis) have cleared up almost completely after fasting. Probably to do with the fact that the intestines have time to actually finish dealing with everything and settle properly. The complete opposite of the “little and often” brigade. I have lost a stone and am now lighter than I was at graduation and yet currently have a glass of wine in front of me.
- Reject snacking : it started with ‘selling product in hard times’ rather than ‘people need this’
- Hunger will pass : unless you are an athlete carrying no body fat, hunger translates into calling on reserves – ie the muffin top – be as active as you can manage when hungry and burn that visceral fat
- Skipping meals creates starvation mode : such utter bollocks, starvation mode only kicks in after a week!
Being 47 with a BMI of 20.8 while regularly drinking wine is NOT to be sniffed at