So who saw the Horizon programme on Monday about fasting? Review of it here. Seems that arranging your life in alternate “feed” and “fast” days not only helps you lose weight (well it would, wouldn’t it) but aid longevity and gives you a fine set of blood results to boot. I am going to try it. As I have just completed 351 Feed days, today I am going to Fast. As a shift-the-lard method it appeals to me psychologically cos 1) you can stand pretty much anything if it only lasts 24 hours, 2) I do love a quick fix 3) I can feel virtuous while all around me others are stuffing their faces and getting heart disease 4) I am at the upper end of my acceptable fat zone
I am telling YOU so I have to stick to it and not cave in at 6pm and hit the wine and crisps.
In fact, one doesn’t have to totally fast – on the TV Michael Mosley had a little soup thing in the evening. I have found an Ainsley Harriott cuppa soup lurking at the back of the larder that claims to be leek. It has a sell-by of October 2008 but I expect by this evening I’ll be past caring. So far it is eleven o’clock this morning and I am not being “a right bitch” as confidently predicted by my son. I am smiling in a sublime (and slightly manic) fashion and drinking lots of green tea….
Please feel free to send encouragement, bracing words, etc (and possibly a box of Kettle chips I can mainline tomorrow).