“Fast” and Loose

Back in my post 12 months, 12 diets – AWOL I realised that the only diets that have really worked for me were those I found in Self Help books (in particular Karina Melvin’s Artful Eating) and Intermittent Fasting (in particular 5:2 fasting).  I tried these diets in December and January and I very much credit…

12 diets, 12 (ish) months – an update

I was planning on writing a blog today about My Fitness Pal and their approach to weight loss when I noticed that I started my Twelve months twelve different diets! challenge almost a year ago today on the 25th September, 2017 with the Weight Watchers diet. When I started I was full of hope and optimism…

Final weigh in – 16:8 diet

Today was my final weigh in on the 16:8 diet and I’ve only lost a pound and a half. Grumpf! I am a bit disappointed by this because the 16:8 or 8 Hour Diet really is the easiest diet I’ve tried so far and so it would have been GREAT if it was the magic…

“It’s all about the medal, medal, medal”

A nice little ‘present’ landed on my doorstep today, a chunky, funky, glittery medal for the virtual half marathon I completed on the treadmill last week (because Bath Half Marathon was cancelled due to the snow).  It was a very painful run but what kept me going was the thought of this lovely medal! My…

1st weigh in and 1st impressions – 16:8 diet

Although I’ve only been following 16:8 since Wednesday of last week, I weighed in as usual this morning as my Monday weigh in is my ‘official’ one.  I was pleased to see that I have lost a pound and I’m not too annoyed that I’d not lost more (despite putting on 2.5lbs last week –…

The principles – 16:8 diet

Also known as The 8 Hour diet, the 16:8 diet is an intermittent fasting plan where you fast for 16 hours and eat for 8 hours in any 24 hour period.  It is based on the idea that the human body will function better with periods of eating followed by periods of fasting.  It is…

12 diets, 12 months – 16:8 diet

If you’ve read my short blog entitled Abandoned! – The Mediterranean Diet you’ll know that I just couldn’t commit to The principles – The Mediterranean Diet.  It wasn’t that the diet wasn’t a healthy and delicious one, but it just didn’t work for me.  So I made the decision only two weeks in to abandon the diet…