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ps is fasted a real word?? lol
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If a prolonged fast works for you then great, but in general the 'system' is to fast for two non-consecutive days and to eat normally otherwise. It's more sustainable and we all want a way of eating that we can follow (in some modified form perhaps when we reach our target weight) for the rest of our lives. I almost make myself have a normal breakfast on the post-fast day to get back into normal eating and to avoid a 'binge' later. But that's just me.
And yes 'fasted' is a word!
I eat at or near my TDEE on my normal eating days and I allow one meal a week where I can eat whatever I want regardless of TDEE.
Having said that, on my normal eating days I watch what I eat but if I feel like a treat and I still have room under my TDEE I will probably have it. So basically nothing is forbidden provided I haven't exceeded my total daily energy expenditure (TDEE). I think this is what I love about this way of eating. I can have pretty much everything in moderation there are no forbidden foods.
I personally don't like the term "feasting" because for me that means just go crazy and eat whatever you want in whatever quantity you want. That is hugely dangerous for me. I prefer to think that I am eating normally on my eating days so staying within my TDEE is great for a foodie like me. I can eat it but not in ridiculously huge amounts.
Good luck with your fasting.
Believing they can hardly help.
For drops of water, one by one,
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Easter Challenge Member No. 19
Starting Weight: 59kg.
Current weight: 59kg
Target weight: 57kg. Updated 6 Feb