Comments on a bunch of different things
Wooo! I step away for a camping trip and come back to 11 pages to read. Y'all have been busy. :)
Shrinkinglo- that sounds perfect.
One of the aspects that is supposed to make ADF effective is the alternation between 'feast' and 'fast'. You do not want to eat low calorie too often on your Up Days, because too many low-calorie days IN A ROW, will signal your body that it needs to conserve energy. Regular 'feast' days will signal your body that there is plenty coming in, no need to worry. Then it is not reluctant to dip into the fat storage when it runs a little short on Down Days.
I'm doing a zero-calorie Down Day today. I was thinking about it yesterday, and decided I just did NOT want to bother with eating. (I thoroughly enjoyed my Up Day yesterday: Eggs Benedict with homemade Hollandaise from Mark's Sauce book, lox and cream cheese with capers, chicken thighs in a honey-butter-wine sauce. YUM!)
Anyone else who prefers not eating to eating a little on the Down Days?
On the weighing every day deal. I know it is a mass of fluctuations, but I love watching the numbers going (generally) downward. There was one week where my number from Saturday to Saturday was the SAME. If that was all I saw, I would be bummed. But looking at my chart, I can see the first Saturday was a low dip, and then after a little jump, the numbers went steadily downward, until a spike upward on the second Saturday(which was followed by a sharp dip the next day). It helps me keep in mind that this is a TREND.
But of course, that view is harder when you only have a few days worth of data to look at. I heard of someone who got her husband to write down her weight while she looked away, and she didn't look at the data until after a month. Don't know if I would have the chops for that, though! Too curious!
I got a copy of 'Eat, Fast, and Live Longer' yesterday. Read it in one sitting. It covers basically the same thing as the documentary. I would have liked to see a little more heft, but I gather they were trying to get SOMETHING into print after the wild success of the tv show. He does have an interesting comment toward the end. His wife thought he was losing weight too quickly and wanted him to maintain for a while, but at print time, he was starting up again, and was going to blog about it at wwwDOTthefastdietDOTcoDOTuk. I have not checked it out yet, but I am planning to this morning.