I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday period. I know I've certainly been a bit more lax with my diet over the past week or two. It's funny how the 'well I might as well make the most of it' mentality can take hold. Before you know it you've eaten a whole panettone and a loaf of plum bread!
Anyway, a couple of days ago I was starting to feel and see the effects of my overstretched 20% allowance - jeans felt a bit tighter and my abs were...cuddly. I decided, after one too many slices of rocky road, to fast for a few hours. It was 12pm, and I was at work. I've tried fasting in the past but usually ended up breaking it with a binge (a nasty cycle soon develops). This time was different and I fasted until 7am this morning, when after my workout I had a salad and a small steak (so 19 hours fasting). It's amazing how good I feel - my stomach feels 'tighter', I don't feel as heavy as I have been feeling and I have a new drive to stick to the PB as much as possible over the next few weeks.
The point of this topic is to find out whether or not you employ fasting as a tool to 'reset' yourself after significant dietary lapses, and if so, how effective you find it for keeping unwanted fat gain at bay.