I've been doing the intermittent fasting thing for 57 days now. I've dropped 12 pounds and have about 12 more to go. So far so good.
I still eat mostly 811 when I'm not fasting and I don't restrict calories then, but I guess overall it is a restriction of course. I look at it as an experiment and one that seems to be going well so far. Durianrider said I would crash and binge but I haven't had that yet and it's been awhile.
I just got tired of gaining weight on this diet. I'd been doing it for about 18 months when I started fasting. My weight was steadily climbing. Sure I know it can go up and down a lot in just one day, but if you pay attention you can see the trend. I'm anal; I measured morning and night on an spreadsheet that had a graph. I know: nerd. Now I just have an app that keeps track -quite handy.
I see a tonne of folks here complaining about gaining weight and it's kind of sad to see them being told to eat more. I don't get it. Why can't people just eat how they feel? I'm sure they will adapt in time. But pack it in and stretch the stomach? Really?
Or how about this. Why not just eat more greens and veggies! Then you are still eating all you care for yet at the same time dropping calories. Seems like a great way to eat always being full and content no?
Actually I kind of enjoy going hungry once in awhile. Like if you want to talk about getting back to our natural roots that's the way to go really. Feast and famine! You wouldn't always have a plentiful fruit tree kicking around now would you. You would eventually run out and have to find another. I think that's why the body is designed to actually go several days without food and actually receive positive benefits from doing so.
Anyway, was just re-reading my blog today and thought I'd update about what is going on these days. Hopefully it's cool to write about these sort of things on my own blog but if not go ahead and delete it. I don't want to upset the banana cart or anything.