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After the fast

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Actually, I felt great all day. I think it's good for me, psychologically, to realize that I'm not going to collapse if I don't eat the way I usually do. I had plenty of energy all day and only really felt deprived around lunchtime and at around 9:00 p.m., which is always a bad time for me, anyway. It was actually easier to KNOW I couldn't eat at that point. The book did say to keep well-hydrated, and that was great, and I also did very well by having a low-glycemic breakfast and dinner. The dinner was a fabulous recipe - really delicious: www.myrecipes.com/recipe
This will be a keeper no matter what. For anyone else who is doing this, I had 1 cup whole strawberries, 1/2 cup blueberries and 1 TBS pomegranate seeds, a boiled egg and a slice of gluten free whole grain toast for breakfast, a lot of water during the day, as well as one espresso in the afternoon (I had two in the morning at breakfast) and then the Tuscan Kale Soup (modified, though, I only used 1/2 TBS olive oil and 1 1/2 cans of canellini beans and this brought the calorie count down to 177) and a cup of whole strawberries and a TBS of mixed nuts at dinner. I may have been 17 calories over the 500 limit, but I'm not going to sweat that. I also found that getting the food OUT of my system for 2, 12-hour periods was a good thing, too. I'd planned to fast tomorrow, but I realized I have an event in the evening, so I'm going to try it again on Thursday OR only do one day this week and see how that goes. I may not rev up to 2X per week until after my big trip at the end of the month.
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    heard about this one on the radio yesterday. something out of Britain i believe?
    2546 days ago
    It's called the Fast Diet. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/

    Are you on Goodreads? If not, you should be - SO much fun! Anyway, the book is easy-peasy - but I can call you and give you the basics, if you're interested. It's pretty simple, actually.

    Thanks for stopping by, Carol!
    2548 days ago
    Sounds good to me. What book are or did you read to try this? Keep doing what you are doing :).
    2548 days ago
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