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The thing about the “Fast Diet” is…

…it’s pretty darn slow! At least so far.

This has been our third week on the Fast Diet, two days a week restricting our calories to a paltry 600, and yes I have lost weight, but it’s coming down veeeery sloooowly, and my body fat percentage even slower. I was disappointed until The Mister reminded me that after gaining a pound a month for nearly a year, the numbers have not only stabilized, but are actually going down, and that I am only two pounds away from the upper limit of my goal range (a five pound range). All true, and on top of that, I’ve lost an inch and a half off my waist, which is a very healthy indicator…not to mention it’s nice to have a waistline again.

There are two things which might accelerate my weight loss. First, I could exercise on an empty stomach, which, they tell me, burns fat. When I was exercising six days a week, I found it just cost me too much energy-wise to do it first thing in the morning, so I started working out an hour after breakfast. Apparently this meant I was burning carbs, not fat. Starting Monday though, I’m going back to the crack of dawn (I exaggerate), since I’m feeling much better than a year ago, and I’ve cut my cardio and weights down to three times a week now.

The second thing I could do, is stick to the recommended 500 calorie limit on my fast days. It’s supposed to be 600 for men and 500 for women. Supposed to be. Buuuut I don’t see that happening any time soon. I love that extra 100 calories and I’m not ready to say farewell to them…at least not yet. When I’m better acclimatized to the fast days, then I’ll think about it. Maybe.

The Mister is doing well and although his weight is up half a pound this week, his fat and hydration haven’t budged, and he has been exercising pretty consistently. So it’s probably muscle. And, gotta say, he is looking leaner. So that’s a good thing for him. And the fact that he’s doing all the calorie counting, food weighing, and meal preparation, well, that’s a good thing for me! :-)

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  1. Chris Bennett
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    I agree!!!

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