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9 Jun 14
I have been a long time reader/member but this is my second post. I’m writing this in hopes that it might entertain some, motivate others. I also think this is a perfect time for me to post this, because I feel completely renewed by fasting and it has become integral part of my life. In a nutshell here goes:
In the after-xmas-sale of 2012 I was forced to buy a pair of jeans with 36″ waist. I STARTED going to the scale and it showed 96kg (212lbs/15st). I decided that this would be the peak for me, but it was not until one day, that by chance I happened to see the wonderful documentary by Dr. Mosley. AND with *by chance* I really do mean it with CAPS:
– One that day I was home on my couch at 5pm (which never happens)
– The TV was on (which never happen… ok kids sometimes watch it)
– And I turned it to channel YLE-Teema (which I never watch)
The documentary opened my eyes. It was a huge relief to hear ‘You don’t have to eat all the time – in fact it’s better for you’
By that time I had managed to get some control. I WAS GOING to the scale regularly and it read 94kg (207lbs/14,8st) After that it was like a switch was turned. I started by loosely adhering to 5:2 (with no calorie counting and a light salad lunch on fast days) Then as I researched further I discovered facts about eating windows (16:4 20:4 ect)
In January 2014 I took a body composition test at my local gym. I took this for two reasons:
– The scale/bmi was no longer working on my favor
– I intended to see how my new regime would affect my fat/muscle ratio in a six month period (I was essentially afraid of loosing muscle)
I then went on with: two 24h fasts twice a week: Eat 8pm monday > eat next time 8pm tuesday and repeat wednesday to thursday… Really simple and easy for me to accomplish at that point.
Here are the results:
Weight (kg) 79,9 77,9
Muscle (kg) 38,2 38,6
Fat (kg) 12,6 9,7
Bone (kg) 3,88 4,08
BMI 23,9 23,3
FAT% 15,9 12,5
Vfat (cm3) 57,2 46,2
And as of today I have STOPPED getting on the scales! I’m now a 32″ jeans-kinda-guy pushing forty but looking better than 21 😀
wow congrats!!!!!!!!! i know u must feel wonderfull
10 Jun 14
Great stats with the muscle gain and fat loss…Congratulations! Very inspirational!
23 Jun 14
Congrats, well done 🙂
27 Jul 14
This is amazing result I never done this before I lose weight few time in my 40y but this much never good job…..
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