Welp, it happened again. My weight goes up after a DD and down after a UD. Hmm. Starts to make me think the proponents of eating larger quantities all the time may be on to something after all. Hmmm.
I'm not sure if I buy that or not. Just pondering.
ETA: It also may have something to do with the stage one is in wrt the weight loss journey. Perhaps because I am only working on the last "vanity" ten lbs, this famine mode might kick in more for me. Just thinking out loud here.
Last edited by Paleobird; 04-06-2013 at 06:25 PM.
I had a protein & fat feast this past week that lasted 2 days. Madly craving protein, I easily ate triple my normal food on the first day, and somewhat more than normal the second. I was careful not to consume excess carbs (I have a refeed coming up on Tuesday). I lost weight. I haven't been this light in probably 25 years. I have never been lean like this before in my life.
Last edited by eKatherine; 04-06-2013 at 06:28 PM.
I think in the doco Michael Mosely stated that fasting actually increases your metabolism on non-fast days. Could be a combo of this + perhaps drinking more water on fast days?
Perhaps an Eat Stop Eat protocol a la Brad Pilon would be helpful. It's basically five days eating, two days fasting per week but it's real fasting not just a reduced intake.
Oh yeah, I saw that thread. With it's 23456 pages. Not going to read it Interesting theory though. I lose every down day and stay the same or drop an ounce or two after every up day. I don't like the consistency of this though. Seems too... systematic... regimented. I'm thinking about dashing ADF on weekends. Now, I don't mean smashing food all weekend, but, you know, just eating normally.
The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.