Would this be acceptable? (2nd FD satrting half way through day following 1st FD)

(5 Posts)
RosinaCopper Fri 04-Jul-14 14:51:48

I've dabbled with every diet going but have now got to the point of desperately needing to do something about my weight, so thought I'd try ADF.

I did my first proper FD yesterday, ate 438 according to mfp and so have been eating today. I'm already at 1700 cals for today (I know, too much) so was wondering whether I could now go from 3pm today until 3 pm tomorrow on 500 cals, or whether it'd be better to just watch what I eat for the rest of the day today and do a proper full day fast tomorrow?

Thanks in advance!

TalkinPeace Fri 04-Jul-14 16:21:15

Rosina
The way to permanent weight loss involves steadily retraining your brain.
ADF is really hard work and likely to make you miserable.
Have a go at strict 5:2 and you'll get results while enjoying life ...

Monday = 500 calories -~ no more, no less
Tuesday = TDEE for your target weight (probably around 1700 calories)
Wednesday = current TDEE less 10%
Thursday = 500 calories
Friday = target TDEE
Saturday = current TDEE
Sunday = target TDEE

it sounds easy but you will find it hard
BUT
because you are eating properly 5 days a week, your body will learn the new rules as it shrinks

RosinaCopper Fri 04-Jul-14 16:43:05

Thank you TalkinPeace.

I think I just want to see results fast, which is why I thought I'd give ADF a try, for a morale boost as much as anything.

I've just worked out that the TDEE for my target weight is 1408 via a calculator on Michael Mosley's site and I'm already way over that (actually mfp figure is 1728) and it's only the afternoon!

Current TDEE at 10stone 8.5lb is 1539 giving the -10% as 1385 so I've got some serious cutting back to do

(I'm only 158cm and last time I properly did WW got to 8stone 9lb which was great, but anything under 9stone would do!)

I obviously just eat FAR TOO MUCH!!

TalkinPeace Fri 04-Jul-14 16:52:56

Ah yes, if you are short its really easy to overeat, because the silly guides on the cereal boxes are for a 5'6 active person!

MFP is your friend : even if you stay within your TDEE every day you'll lose weight
and get LOTS of exerrcise to tone up

and then join the big thread as its a lovely supportive place

This is a typical FD for most of us:
. stop eating after supper the day before
. eat a total of 500 cals on the FD
. the day after, have breakfast and eat to goal TDEE
So, you have 2 nights and a day on 500 cals

Most overweight people have got used to eating too much every day.
That's tough to change, but is essential.
For maintenance, you need to get used to eating the lower amount for your goal weight.
This is why so many people regain weight: they haven't learned to do this, or they return to their old ways.

I agree with Tip that 5:2 is sustainable longterm whereas ADF is only a short-term diet. ADF is difficult to do, as you have found and can wreck your social life.

I suggest starting with 5:2, then when you are used to fasting you can decide if ADF is feasible for you.

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