That was all I wanted to do 'try it' to see if I could sustain that style of eating.
Why it didn't work for me
- Week one was 'novelty week' - understanding what 500 calories a day looked like (& tasted like), I was suprised how little there was.
- Week two felt like a constant search for recipes (using ingredients I would normally buy), sure scallops are low calorie foods, but who can afford to eat scallops twice a week for the rest of your life
- At the end of week two I was making the most of the normal eating days, and when I mean 'making the most of' I actually mean overeating to compensate
- I felt like I was constantly thinking about food, I felt down and my morale low
- Week three I had lost weight, but I wasn't motivated to continue
- I decided that porridge for dinner was unacceptable and not sustainable (long term)
So I've decided, Alternate Day Fasting is not for me.