Friday, October 14, 2016

No break fast

On my way to 36 hours. Having my fourth coffee with cream. 8 oz. sitting in a Manhattanhenge on a cool, clear fall morning. Feel good.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fasting slowly

I am over the hump. 24 hours of no food except for coffees with cream. I did eat a little butter and salt.
In bed and feeling good. It's funny, food. Why is it so hard not to eat for just a day or two? Such a habit. Body wants the positive reinforcement trained over years of daily repetition and centuries of evolution. Need to train it to crave and expect the positive feelings that come with fasting (if indeed they are as promised). I'll let you know.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Fast Times

My summer included a number of healthy activities: jogging 3.5 miles most days and biking 10 miles a few times a week; not sitting at a desk all day; eating relatively well. But I'm fatter than I have been in a long time - 180. 20 pounds more than I had gotten down to earlier in the year. 

So I really have to try to eat much less. The plan is to have just coffee with cream, V8 juice, and just some vegetables like avocado, lettuce and tomato. 

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Getting there

Yesterday had the coffee and cream and a little black tea during the day. At night ate some grapes, butter and Edam cheese. The desire to eat was fairly strong and I justified it by thinking that I need a few nutrients.
Ended the day at 169.6. Woke today at 168.8.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016


I am interested to see how I feel after fasting a few days.

Supposedly there are psychological, immune system as well as weight loss benefits.


Woke up at 170.8

Monday, May 2, 2016

First day of 95% fast

So today was the first day of my "fast".
Today that meant 3 or 4 cups of coffee with light cream in the morning and one more cup with half and half during the day. At night I had a few grapes, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, apple pieces and a few bites of pasta.
Last night I went to bed weighing 178 - high for me.
Tonight I go to bed weighing 172.2.
I did use the bathroom often today.
I do not expect to lose 5.8 pounds tomorrow.


An article in the NY Times today on The Biggest Loser contestants explains that their metabolism slows to bring them back to a set weight. This disproves the "calories in calories out" idea since calories out is not the same for everyone. Two otherwise identical people eating the same thing and exercising the same amount will not have the same resulting weight change. There is more to it that has to do with how the body processes food. Of course, on the other hand, going along with the idea that all calories are equal, the article does not discuss whether there are differences in the type of calories eaten as to what the consequences are for metabolism.

Where the lost weight goes.

After a weekend of eating often and not too well, Monday is a cleansing, with more than the usual number of trips to the bathroom.


I am going to try fasting beginning today. I have heard good things.