Welcome to The Fast Diet › The official Fast forums › Mind › Mood › Not well
This topic contains 3 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by hedgehogs 2 months, 2 weeks ago.
Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
5 Feb 15
I started the fast diet at the beginning of November last year, most weeks I did 4.3. I have always been a healthy weight just wanted to lose a few pounds. I have lost 10 pounds so far and only want a few more, around 4. I just do not get everyone who is happy on this diet. On my fast days all I think about is food, I manage it and do stick to my plan but cannot wait every fast day night till I wake up and can have my bowl of cereal. Honestly, do not enjoy it. My BMI is 20,5 at the moment and it is even harder to lose the weight since I keep on losing it and gaining it back. Any ideas how to get through this period and lose my last 4 pounds? I struggle…thank you!
6 Feb 15
could anyone reply to me please?? :/
I wish I could help but I’m one of the lucky ones. I can just shove the thoughts off to the side and let it go. “I’ll eat tomorrow”
Fasting is not something I endure or struggle through. To me it has been more mental than anything else. Hunger passes. The mental issue of fasting I meet head on this is my choice and choose to feel, notice, acknowledge, and be very mindful of what I am doing and feeling. Thoughts of food would just cloud what I am feeling and experiencing. If that makes any sense.
I choose to enjoy it and find a kind of joy and more knowledge of myself and my body. Truly it has been a learning experience and a joyous one. I think more on what I’m doing and what is happening with my body because of my choice. I just push the thought of food aside until tomorrow. Tomorrow I can have chocolate. For me it is a now at this moment to feel and not think about food.
I just finished a 3 day water fast. Well 86 hours actually and other than a few hours on the second day I didn’t really feel hungry. I will say that last night I had dreams of a 7 course meal and woke at 4am with a rush on like someone had just scared the heck out of me. I never did get back to sleep. It is 4:30pm and I feel like I should leave work early and go have a nap.
Good luck with your fasting and I hope you find someway to make easier for yourself
30 Mar 19
Sonurda, I’m guessing that you are water-fasting. I’ll admit that it doesn’t sound like fun. In our house, we do the 600-calorie days which we find to be very doable. Have been at this for 6 years. We actually look forward to the foods we eat on Fast Days, as we have amassed many delicious recipes.
I know that you and QuietOne have had success with water-fasting, but if you find it to be a chore, Sonurda, add some protein to your diet [eggs for breakfast, fish/chicken for dinner] and see if you like it better.
1 Apr 19
Your BMI is on the low side anyway; it’s going to be very hard for you to lose more.
I find some FDs easy, others-like today- are just a struggle & I can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow!
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 36 minutes ago by metatauta
in Weight loss • updated 1 hour, 42 minutes ago by AntonioMS
in Support, chat and encourage • updated 1 hour, 48 minutes ago by 165gw
• All recent topics •
Copyright © 2019 Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer
Technical questions or problems with the site? Please email our technical contact.