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1 Jan 13
On fast days, I have tea (with milk) in the morning, black coffee and the odd Miso soup during the day, then something healthy when I get back like a veggie curry, stir fry or jacket potato, cottage cheese and salad. I know jacket potato is not brilliant for its GI but it’s swings and roundabouts on this way of eating I think. I find that meal very satisfying after a day of real fasting so it works for me.
If I’m doing a fast day when I’m at home then it’s more difficult not to ‘graze’ so I try to at least make the grazing heathy. I tend to make a large pot of veggie stew, have some for lunch, maybe a cup full late afternoon and then pep it up with spices / curry for an evening meal. Anything left gets frozen in portions for a quick meal for when I get home late from work (I keep portions of cooked brown rice in the freezer to have with it) The key thing is flexibility for me – if a planned fast day becomes a non-fast day then no problem, I just fast the next time it’s convenient and no guilt :-).
Today I was “in the zone” so ate nothing until 5 ish, then had some reasonably healthy leftovers and a piece of fruit. I’ll have a glass of wine (or two) to see in the new year but won’t get back on track with the serious calorie restriction until I get back to work later in the week. One thing I have decided to do is not to have breakfast most days – even on non-fast days – as I think this will work well for me as a long term weight control strategy. Of course I might also get the health benefits of the 12 – 16 hr ‘fast’ when the body goes into repair mode rather than build.
4 Feb 13
Question for you, may be in the wrong place, so apologies.
I have been attending a life coach and weight management one-to-one for over a year. We have come to an end now, with 3 months check on progress.
I have read the book and even all the science bits (especially as ketosis is mentioned and I had concerns with having had serious kidney problems in the past).
The question I have however, is regarding base metabolic rate (bmr).
My bmr has been measured as 1364. I calorie count 1200 cals a day, upping to 1400 on long run days for extra energy boost.
What I want to know is – the figures in the book are based on 1800 for women 2000 for men being bmr. What happens if your metabolic rate is lower than this – 200 cals on fast days? I have hypothyroidism and taking HRT, which would explain the low bmr. Also almost 44.
11 Feb 13
Can I please ask where you get your Miso soup from and do you buy a packet or tin?
I’ve jsut started the diet and although I’m doing well on the fasting, I seem to crave something savoury at lunchtime and would prefer the Miso to an apple.
12 Mar 13
My name is Thais . I work for a Brazilian press and really would like to talk about the diet . Can you please give me your eamil?
thank you very much
14 Mar 13
I am having trouble converting the measurements in the book (100g) to those I understand, like cups, oz’s and so forthth……help Next question: are there more than one Museli? I bought a bag but it has nuts and raisins, is this the right one? If not then what? Confused???????
21 Mar 13
Can you break up the fast into 3 small meals per day and still get the weight lose or do you have to have 12 hours in between?
27 Jan 14
Mariposa, go on the internet and you’ll find a conversion chart.
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