I happened to catch an episode of Rachael Ray earlier that features something called The Fast Diet. I didn’t realize it, but Rachael often features different diets–so we may make this a regular feature here at Project Blissful.
While there are several specifics to consider, the bottom line is that you eat your normal diet five days a week, and you fast (by eating 500 calories or less) two non-consecutive days per week.
I don’t do this exactly, but I do a modified version. I eat healthy most days, but if I have a day where I overindulge, I will often find myself restricting my calories a bit for the next day or so–but I eat more than 500 calories. I tend to stick within the 800 to 1200 calorie range.
Then again, I eat healthy foods about 80 percent of the time–and when I do indulge in sweets or heavy foods, I tend to only have a small amount because I don’t restrict myself from having any food, ever.
I just don’t eat anything I don’t want–and only exactly what I do. While this practice can be annoying to my husband (love you, honey!), I find that it works perfectly for me–I never feel deprived. And I rarely overdo it.
(Pssst…and when I do overdo it, I don’t beat myself up, not one bit! I just get right back on track. That’s one of my secrets of success!)
Anyway, I’m sharing the video and show info below and I’d love to know your thoughts about it, if you’ve got a chance to watch! Here you go. 🙂
Rachael Ray Show Diets: The Fast Diet by Dr. Michael Mosley (Video)
Could you speed up your weight loss by eating whatever you want five days a week? Dr. Michael Mosley, the author of The Fast Diet reveals his secret behind the new weight-loss craze that helped him drop from 28 percent body fat down to 20 percent. “Essentially,” he explains, “what you do is eat what you normally would five days a week, and for two days a week you cut down to about a quarter of the calories.” Watch the video above to hear more about the “Fast Diet” from Dr. Mosley, and check out how one of Rachael’s viewers did when she tried it!
Would you try The Fast Diet? Have you already tried it? What do you think about it? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section, below!
Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
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