Friday, April 18, 2014

How I lost weight

When I returned from Hong Kong in 2002 I was 82kg, today I'm fairly stable at around 71kg. My work is sedentary and losing weight is a struggle.

I hate depriving myself at every meal as you do in a traditional diet. Last year I got a Fitbit and did 10,000 steps a day - which did work to some extent. Certainly the computerised feedback on activity is a great thing with a huge future.

In December I read Michael Mosely's "Fast Diet" book. It's very simple, you just don't eat at all (or a tiny bit only) a day or two a week. My target is Monday and Thursday but often social events rule out one of those.

The other days are normal but here's the weird thing - after not eating for a day, I can't eat as much as normal. I guess the stomach shrinks a bit from not being filled every day.

For me it's been easy, I got used to not eating quite easily and it showed me how much of the time I just eat because it's time to eat. This may not work for you, but it's worth a try if you have a few extra kilos to shed.

Sorry for the off topic post, we now resume regular transmissions.

Update: It's May 2 and this morning I've achieved my goal. 69.8kg on the scales. Now it's time to back off to one day a week and just maintain this weight.

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