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18 Sep 13
who is doing the Alternating Fast Days? Every other day Fast. And if so…how is it working for you?
20 Sep 13
call me usa
next month i want 2 try that
don’t really understand it
would u please explain how u r doing it the cals
the days etc
just the kiss method
keep it simple & sweet
4 us 5/2’ers
where r u now & how long have u been doing it?
& how long will u b doing it
what r the pitfalls
21 Sep 13
Hi Carla, I did alternate days this last week, as hadnt lost weight for a couple of weeks. Lo and behold, I lost two and a half pounds. I only want to lose another 4-5 pounds so will probably do the alternate days fasting till I get there. It was not too bad. if you are used to doing the 5-2, then 4-3 is just a small step. When i get to my weight i will do 6-1 as this way of eating suits me ‘to a t’ as they say. Good luck, annie
hi carla im not an alt day faster but have been doing 4 3 for about 3 months now, i up to 4 3 when i hit a sticky patch, it seems to do the trick for me, and soon becomes as easy as 5 2, xx
just finished my first week of 4:3 in an effort to jump start weight loss. I was maintaining (thankfully, as I usually
steadily regain) so I may need 4:3 or alt. day to get the last 10 lbs moving. I lost 1.5 lb this week. I hope I don’t undo
it all in one weekend!
Happy fasting !
This makes my 6th week of Alternating Fast Days. I started the diet 10 weeks ago but have taken two (2 week holidays) in the midst and did not fast on either of them.
The AFD approach is very simple. Every other day I limit myself to 500 calories. The rest of the time I eat whatever I want. When I first started I tried to keep my calorie count around 1200-1500 for the non-fast days. Now I pretty much eat whatever I want on those days. It doesn’t seem to make a lot of difference. I am in the States (Indiana).
Weighed in this morning and have lost another 1.5 pounds…for a total of 11.5 pounds…three inches off my waist and have dropped one size already. When I started I was 30 pounds over my IBW (by the insurance forms) and now have only 18.5 pounds to go to reach my target weight. Best of all…I feel great. So much more energy. Overeating or binging isn’t even a consideration these days…as I fill up (feel satisfied) with much less food.
Hint to newbies…measure everything when you start. I only measured my waistline…but I can see a definite loss of adipose tisssue (FAT) overall and I exercise on the Fast Days so I am toning at the same time.
As with the 5:2 I never really feel deprived…I simply know that the next day I can have whatever I may crave.
Like you…when I reach my target weight I am hoping to use 6:1 to maintain it 🙂 The great thing about this diet is…if you see a couple of pounds creeping back up it is an easy fix.
i’m in pa
my aunt lives in indiana she is a teacher i always liked visiting her
wow so not fasting 4
2 weeks during vacay
that means u have lost 11.5 in 8 weeks=2 months on the atf
congrats that’s great & u only have 18.5 2 go wooo hoooo 😀
so my 5/2 4/3 fastdays
since 3/2/13 is
26+- lbs also averaging the week of 1255 -1410 cals
i have 50+- lbs more 2 go
i’m not a mathematician but if anyone is in2 math
maybe they figure out the percenting averages comparison etc
4 my synopsis
simply u lost 11.5 lbs / 2 = 5.75 a month * my 7 months
ur way ahead of me 40.25 lbs versus my 26+- in 7 months
good reason 2 do it 😀
i like the idea of eating what u want because u r right u do get full
what kind of desserts snacks foods do u eat on a nonfastday or do u?
the adf way i will probably still count just 4 recording
if u been reading the posts u might know i’m doing an experiment right now
let’s hope it works
i think based on the numbers
i will do the atf
my only concern about the atf
is the nutrition loss
how do u make up 4 that?
27 Sep 13
I tend to eat pretty healthy anyway…but I suppose a daily multi wouldn’t hurt if you were concerned.
so no snacks & no desserts either
i get the costco mature multi
less expensive & allot of them
they passed the testing by consumer/rep
i’m shocked by which companies don’t have what they say they
have as in supplements
i bought from these well known large companies ugh
u have someone who is looking 4 an adf’er
i gave them ur link
here is their’s
also dr michael has a video
The Truth About Vitamins (16 Sep. 2004)
Vitamins without doubt are vital to our health.
And it remains possible that high dose vitamin
supplements will one day be proven to protect
against illnesses like heart disease and cancer.
But so far, definitive evidence for these claims
remains largely elusive. And as we discover more
about some vitamins, it is increasingly clear that
in large doses they can have unexpected,
and sometimes dangerous consequences.
happy atfdays :)♬♪♪♪♬♬♬♬♬♬♬!
1 Oct 13
No…I love my sweets and cakes and sauces and such. But I only indulge on Non-Fast Days. And I have noticed since starting the FD that I am filling up on smaller and smaller portions. (of anything) I don’t use the multi’s myself…as I tend to eat a spectrum of green leafy and legumes, nuts and fish and fruits. I agree…the mega-vit’s IMHO aren’t good for anyone.
(…who is not fasting today and just enjoyed sausage links and a slice of eggy bread with apple topping…drizzled with soft caramel and pecans. I love this Diet…lol)
Hi Carla, got to say – that eggy bread sounds soooooooooo good!!!!!!!!!! might try it myself. Still hard at it here, doing 4:3 this week again. Have to say though, it really isnt hard at all, is it…………
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