Not only is this the ending of week seven, I just completed my fifteenth fasting day. I must admit that they are getting easier. The funny thing about tonight’s dinner is that I was full before I finished. Don’t worry, I plan on finishing my dinner pretty soon. My menu today was no different than previous fasting days. I consumed 520 calories today. Seven weeks in, hmmm…
Doing the math, after one year of the 5:2 diet, I will have fasted a total of 3.4 months. That is a significant amount of time and I certainly plan to stick with this well beyond that point, along with exercising Monday through Friday. This is, after all, a lifestyle change and NOT a diet. I need to remove the diet mentality from my thinking and be fully convinced that this is going to be my new way of life.
While getting used to this new way of life, I am noticing things; silly things. For example, while I’m on the elliptical machine at the gym, I’ll look up at the bank of tellys and spot an advertisement to lower cholesterol…by eating something. Here in America, it appears that the best way to a healthier lifestyle is to eat, not fast. I couldn’t help but chuckle.
Alright, enough pattering on. See you all next Tuesday with a weigh-in update.