Saturday, September 08, 2012

The power of intermittent fasting

On Tuesday August 7th I wrote about the Michael Mosely Horizon programme on BBC2 where he explained that by fasting two days a week he improved his health and lost over a stone (see the relevant section on YouTube here).

On that day I weighed myself at 13st 8lb and decided to follow suit by only eating breakfast on Fridays and Mondays. Well, a holiday in Croatia (half board) has intervened and here at September 8th I am 12st 13lb --- 9 pounds down. Good, but not good enough. The regime will now be breakfast-only Monday, Wednesday, Friday. (It also saves on the food bills).

I heard yesterday (to my chagrin) that my brother-in-law on the same regime has lost ten pounds in a a shorter period.