Welcome to The Fast Diet › The official Fast forums › Mind › Planning › 24 hours fasting?
This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Jamilla 3 years, 6 months ago.
Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
9 Feb 16
I know you are supposed to do a 36 hours fasting but I was wondering if 24 hours works as well?
I am a student and my social life can be a bit hectic. The fasting I have been doing is the following: I have f.ex my last normal meal on Sunday 7 pm. On Monday I don’t eat all day (just lots of water and tea) until 7 pm. Then I will have a normal meal again so not one of 500 kcal.
I have been doing this because I find it very difficult to count the calories, plus I will stay hungry after eating only 500 kcal. Besides that I have an active social life and I would like to be able to just eat a “normal” meal with friends and maybe even consume some alcohol starting from 7 pm (so if I have been fasting on a Monday until 7 om I still want to have the opportunity to go to a restaurant or cafe with friends).
Is this okay or am I doing it all wrong? I eat healthily on the non-fast days (I am vegan).
Weight loss is achieved by calorie restriction so if you are considering eating normally and drinking alcohol it is unlikely that you’ll lose weight even if you have fasted all day.
I’m sorry to say that if you want to lose weight the fact is that you have to commit to it, make some sacrifices and exercise some willpower.
In order for 5.2 to work you can only have 500 calories 2 days of the week otherwise you are not doing 5.2 at all. You can find plenty of recipes online for dinners that are less than 500 calories and quick and easy to make. Just pick 2 nights when you are not going out and plan those as your fast days. Once you get used to it you will find it very easy to follow.
Wishful thinking on your part, Jamilla. If you’re only doing this twice a week I’d wager there’s not even a weekly calorie deficit and it certainly couldn’t be considered any effective form of 5:2. I eat 200 calories every other day and eat normally (plus plenty of booze) every other day and I’m lucky if I shift a pound a week.
I know it isn’t really the 5/2 diet but I have read about other types of fasting like the eat stop eat, the 16/8 etc. It isn’t necessarily about weight loss, more about the benefits in general. I am just wondering if you also get some health benefits from fasting 24 hours without eating even if you break the fast after 24 hours. Because you have still been fasting for 24 hour straight so shouldn’t that have some effect?
Pot-bellied Heron, I will definitely take less calories in. I will have a normal meal after the 24 hours fasting but that doesn’t mean I wil eat a lot more. I still skipped breakfast, lunch and snacks so let’s say 1200 kcal. Besides that, I am vegan and my eating habits are pretty healthy. It is not that I will drink a lot of alcohol and eat junkfood at the end of the fasting, it is more that I am wondering if it is still effective if I end the fasting after “only” 24 hours with – maybe, occasionally – a dinner at a restaurant or with friends and a glass of wine.
You must be logged in to reply.
Username or Email:
Track your weight and measurements, BMI and TDEE with our new tracker.
The Fast books are available throughout the world and in many different languages. Buy a copy today.
Michael Mosley gives an update for 2019, current research in the field and announces a tour starting in February.
Michael looks at the Horizon special, "What's the Right Diet for You" and tells us which diet they say is best for him.
Results from our tracker show that the average weight lost over the first three months on The Fast Diet is 5-6 kgs (11 to 13 lbs).
• All featured posts •
in Weight loss • updated 25 minutes ago by Penguinchick
in Weight loss • updated 33 minutes ago by twigglet
in Weight loss • updated 34 minutes ago by SongBirdMe
• All recent topics •
Copyright © 2019 Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer
Technical questions or problems with the site? Please email our technical contact.