Actually, the fasting articles helped pull me in, personally. I always found the "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" and "kickstart your metabolism by eating first thing in the morning" to be bogus. I don't usually feel like eating first thing in the morning, and found that weight loss usually went better if I didn't eat till noon or whenever I got hungry. I tried the five mini-meals, and while it sometimes worked for a short while, it just wasn't sustainable. It was too much effort to think of something to eat that often, and I got very tired of never being full.
And I had fasted quite frequently as a young woman as a spiritual discipline, and never experienced all those terrible things that are supposed to happen to you from skipping eating. So Mark's respect for fasting, and the fact that he backed it up with science, really rather impressed me. Finally somebody who was talking sense...
Yesterday I felt very empty in the evening, but strangely, not hungry. If somebody had put good food in front of me, I could have happily eaten, but I just didn't care enough to prepare anything. It is a rather strange sensation. It is a very liberating thing, I find, not to feel compelled to eat. Granted, I was part way there before primal, but the sugar hunger was a little harder to say no to. And it could keep me awake at night, which the new hunger does not do. I like.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford