my intermittent fasting diet that's aimed at improving my long term health as well as my waistline. The result on that score so far? Well, I've lost a big fat zero with cherries on the top! So today's illustrative photo is a bit of wishful thinking. It's not me. That blobby expanse on my own midrift is hanging on in there and refusing to budge!
I'm a little surprised that the scales haven't yet tipped in my favour. Apart from a relatively large 3,000 calorie day whilst revelling on Saturday I've been a good girl from a food intake point of view both on general healthy eating and energy intake grounds. Although I'm had hungry pangs whilst fasting they're bearable and worth it for the good vibes that I have on the next day when normal noshing can resume. I wake feeling so,so zingy without the desire to eat an Olympic breakfast to make up for my abstinence.
Even without the anticipated pound shedding, I'm going to stick with this. Given the expected long term results and the freedom that I have on those five non-fast days to eat what I want, it seems crazy not to. Let's hope I can report back positively from a weight loss perspective soon. I'm even hopeful that I'll be able to show off a washboard belly of my own at sometime in the future!