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Marathonmona's 8 week 800 calorie diet

Discussion in 'Low Calorie Diets' started by marathonmona, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    It does get easier and I find going from dinner to dinner much easier than lunch to lunch. It’s an easier mindset for me than setting an absolute calorie restriction - I plan fasting days and generally stick to them, but I’m now much more aware of proper hunger (rather than craving/habitual eating) so my rule of thumb is that if I do get hungry, then I’ll eat. Yesterday is a case in point - had a lunchtime physio appointment so planned to fast but was sooo hungry on the way there so grabbed a 50g bag of almonds which kept me going until dinner.

    Similarly sometimes when I’ve not planned to fast, I’m not hungry so don’t eat.

    Do recommend giving it another try.
     
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  2. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    I Think you could try the ketogenic approach by going Real low carbs like under 30 grams a day and Then maybe eat like 1500 calories a day if you want to loose more weight Then you won’t feel that hungry because You eat much fat
     
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  3. marathonmona

    marathonmona Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I preferred the dinner to dinner method too.
    That combined with low carb and some sort of calorie restriction may work for me. I won't lose with without watching my calories. Even on low carb.
     
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  4. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    *Big hug* Yes, restricting calories has been really difficult - you've kept going with it for longer than both my previous attempts - but I agree that it is hard to live an active life on so little food. I like your idea of intermittent fasting. I also like your idea of 1200 calories. How about 1200 calories on week days then fasting at the weekends? Skip breakfast and lunch then have a 500 calorie evening meal - which is the original Michael Mosley 'Fast Diet'. I re-watched the programme about it recently and it reminded me of how little effort it took to getting in to a fasting routine.

    I'm back on to ND on Sunday once I get back from visiting all my husband's relatives. These couple of days of being able to tolerate higher carb foods have given me incentive.
     
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  5. thepolly

    thepolly Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not really eating normally at all, did a 30 hour fast yesterday and broke it with pork scratchings and cheese, so not the best but bg didn't go up too much afterwards, eating chicken wings tonight. From what I've read it is best to eat something about an hour before you eat a 'proper meal' so that you aren't shocking your system with too much too soon. That is with a longer duration fast though.
     
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  6. thepolly

    thepolly Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I with everyone else on the dinner to dinner routine although I've read that maybe lunch to lunch would help with fbs readings but not sure if it affects weight loss at all
     
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  7. marathonmona

    marathonmona Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I'm going to have a little think. I definitely need a plan; if I don't, I end up just drifting on this 'LCHF-ish' cloud, not really going anywhere haha.
    Maybe I can do a bit of calorie cycling, low carb and intermittent fasting. I'm liking it already. Not the same every day.
     
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  8. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
     
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  9. thepolly

    thepolly Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yup changing it up will always help. Especially if you can do not eating when you aren't actually hungry, that's what I struggle with most. Think I could do a long-ish fast without feeling hungry but that's not the same thing as wanting to eat.... so annoying
     
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  10. marathonmona

    marathonmona Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I know EXACTLY what you mean!!
     
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  11. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes a normal low carb meal, maybe a small snack an hour before the full meal.
     
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  12. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    I've decided to carry on and do the full twelve weeks. I must be nuts. I've decided not to take a break before carrying on (yes, double nuts.) I've had a week partially off where I've been staying with other people so couldn't dictate my diet but I've done my best (apart from the wine of course).

    I have done a mega shop today - buying enough goodies (mainly M&S things) to see me through to the end of the twelve weeks and when I got home I worked out a menu for the entire rest of the ND which I've stuck on the fridge. Funny, really, I'm now on week 7 day 6 - yet the idea of doing another five weeks is making me feel quite anxious and I have no idea why. :wacky:
     
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  13. thepolly

    thepolly Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's usually the idea of the thing than the reality of it, look how long you've been on it already! Then when you look back it seems like time flew. Sending you a hug :D
     
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  14. marathonmona

    marathonmona Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Really well done. I'm quite excited for you! Will you let us know how you get on please?

    I've not really decided what I'm doing yet. Deffo some sort of fasting (nothing too long), and low carb but no eating fat with wild abandon; it's going to have to done in a controlled way.

    I like your idea of planning ahead. Mmmmm I can feel an A3 piece of paper coming out. Love me some planning! Can you tell I'm a teacher? All I need to do now is actually stick to a plan haha.
     
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