Thursday, May 5, 2011

Still working it out

The plateau is still holding. Good that I haven't gained any weight but I really am sick of seeing the same number on the scale all the time. I remain calm though because I am confident in intermittent fasting.

I do have to curb my eating more. I know that is why I am on this plateau. I had some bumps along the way, vacation in Vegas didn't help. I will keep my schedule though and keep up the one extra long fast a month like I have been doing and work my way up to the 72 hours. I will also try to watch how much I eat during my window. I have to do better at this. I find it difficult. I don't know what it is about myself that makes me feel the need to overeat. I guess that is what got me here in the first place.

So, commitment. EAT LESS!!! Smaller portions, slower eating, more water. I can do this.


  1. I'm curious why you are doing the long fasts...more than 24 hours? Everything I've read says that shorter, more frequent fasts are more effective and that longer fasts start to put you into the possiblity of muscle catabolism.

    I've been doing Fast-5--actually Fast-4 since 2/1/2010 and have lost 23 pounds. I eat about 1500 calories a day; high protein/fat, low carb.

  2. I have enjoyed reading your blog, and also try to stick to a fast-5 eating window. I have found it is much easier to lose weight while eating a Paleo/low-carb diet. I used to eat a ton of carbs and would crave them all of the time. Since cutting back on grains especially and eating more whole foods, fasting has become effortless and the weight has come off consistently and without struggle. Thanks again for your perspective on Intermittent Fasting, I appreciate all of your insights.

  3. I like to fast for a longer period once and a while because in my experience it keeps the scale in line. I haven't experienced any issues with muscle loss that I know about. I have read that there are benefits to much longer fasts as well, as long as 21 days, for health and detoxification.

  4. I'm with you there Anonymous.

    Low-carb(ish) paleo food really makes all the difference. :-)


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