Cro and I, and many others, are following the eating change made public by Dr Micheal Moser on his 'Horizon' programme 'Eat, Fast & Live Longer'. I call it my 5:2.
Two days of the week we 'fast' (males no more than 600 cals, females, 500). The other five days we can eat (more-or less - don't go crazy!) whatever we like.
Last 'fast'* day I had a late breakfast of 1/4 cup of weight-watcher's muesli with a teaspoon of dried goji berries (from Helsie), three roasted unsalted almonds, and 1/3 cup of light soya milk. This is 170 cals.
I had a couple of cups of green tea during the next five hours and by five pm I was sitting down to this:
|Looks good to you? |
You can't imagine how good!
Food tastes SOOO wonderful when you 5:2!
grilled eggplant: 30 cals
grilled pepper: 20 cals
sticky rice: 50 cals
broccoli stalk: 20 cals
2 spears asparagus: 6 cals
skinless chicken leg meat: 180 cals
2 teaspoons peanut satay marinade: 30 cals
tot: 336 cals
Total for the day: 506 cals.
* Not really a fast at all, as you see. But it works. 1/4 your usual intake twice a week, and although people tend to eat more on the other days, it's been found we don't quite make it up. To the tune of being down about a 1/4 of a day at the end of each week. Which equals steady, sustainable weight loss, but more importantly, some very very good other health benefits...
PS. re. The link to the clip - it's long (nearly an hour) and unless you have better and cheaper interclacken access than me, I suggest downloading it to watch at your leisure. If you haven't seen it, I recommend it very highly.