Well I’ve done the Fast Diet and the Mutu system for 3 weeks now.
I have done the Mutu every day without fail – I even did it in the carriage of my sleeper train. I am now half way through phase 2.
This week I tried fasting for 3 days because I’m finding it so easy. I love the freedom of food not needing to be a part of my day.
With hindsight 3 days in a row may not have been the best choice – although I do dinnertime through to dinnertime so it’s not that big a deal.
The reason I said 3 days in a row might not have been a good choice is based on the fact that I got home late last night and was feeling very shaky, weak and light headed. I’ve not had that before so it may have been that I pushed it too far.
Today I am on a non-fast day but am still finding I have no appetite for crap food. I got loads of fruit, salad and vegetables from Costco last night so am happily eating my way through them! I normally buy cakes and, since Thinking Slimmer only eat half of one cake, but I couldn’t face even buying them this time.
It remains a challenge to me to drink enough. I am more thirsty since starting on the Fast Diet and struggling to quench my thirst. It’s something I need to continue to pay attention to.
So how is this all contributing to my “Beat the Body” campaign?
Well I suppose I should have measured. The scales continue to be unreliable. You could say I have lost 4lbs and about 2.5% of body fat because those are the best numbers I’ve seen. But I could easily stand on the scales and those numbers would be back at the start so they are pretty meaningless.
I feel like I’ve lost some size particularly around my middle. Clothes are a little bit more comfortable and I feel my tops are hanging a bit better (I never wear clingy anyway)
When I look in the mirror I still see a beached whale. I see the rolls of fat hanging over the edge of my jeans. I see a person that is a million miles away from the size 10/12 jeans that I so want to get to. It’s frustrating. The body is still the one in charge round here and that really has to change.
The Mutu system programme that I bought is an 8 week programme. It is my plan to work with the fasting for those 8 weeks at least. I will probably do it longer term even if it’s one day a week for the health benefits. I think for the remaining 5 weeks I will probably do Monday, Wednesday and Friday as fast days. It’s very easy for me to do and I genuinely enjoy it and feel good. I know it is good for my body too so that helps.