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Intermittent Fasting – End Of Year Weigh-In

by Dave on December 23, 2009

I am on my final fast for the year as I write this post.  The fast will end at around 6.30 tonight, and that will be my last one for the holidays. I also decided to check my weight today before the holiday festivities start. Even after a weekend wedding and a Sunday where I spent most of it avoiding the snow sitting in the pub, I still at my start of year  target weight of 12 stone 7lbs  or 175lbs  - 79  Kilos.

I have now stayed at this weight for  2 months, also showing that intermittent fasting will not only help you lose weight, but also be a fantastic tool to help you maintain the weight you want to be. As a retired dieter of course, even after hitting my target weight, nothing really changed. It wasn’t as if I was really doing anything different during the 10 months I was focused on losing body fat.

I have continued to fast twice per week, the only thing I would say I have done differently in the last 2 months is to be a little more indulgent on weekends.  For me that usually revolves around a beer or two, so in the last couple of months I will be more likely to have a couple of drinks on  a Sunday lunchtime than when I was looking to get the weight off.  Looking back though I have to say the eating and drinking is just not something I think about, I just do what I feel.

I know over the Christmas holidays I am likely to gain some weight, but no way am I going to worry about it. The holidays are a time to enjoy, and that is what I will do, safe in the knowledge that  fasting after the feasts will get me back to where I want to be.  I don’t know who said it, but  one phrase I like that has stuck with me is this one

It’s Not What You Do Between Christmas And New Year That Matters, But What You Do Between New Year And Christmas

I agree with that statement 100 %  , It is not about one weeks over indulgence over a holiday period, it is about 51 weeks of slightly over eating every day that causes the problem. Intermittent Fasting is now my way keeping me where I want to be, and also allowing me to enjoy food without any worries.

I will continue to write this blog as I think it is also important to show people not only can you burn body fat with intermittent fasting, but I.F. also helps you control your weight. Diets fail because they are restrictive. My first goal as a retired dieter was to show you I can  lose the weight without going on a diet, 2010 will be about showing I can keep the weight off just as easily. I have set myself a new personal goal for getting the 6 pack. I am doing this because I want to see how easy it is for a 45 year old former fat guy to achieve it. I think I need to lose about another 7lbs to get there, so that will be the first objective over the first quarter of 2010. Intermittent fasting will of course be my weapon of choice to get there !.

I hope that this blog provides inspiration for others out there to take the plunge, and become retired dieters too. Food was never meant to be as complicated as the nutritionists make it out to be.  There are no miracle diets, no new revolutionary ways to do it, if you truly want to lose weight, you just need to eat less, and find a simple way of doing it. I  can tell you after 12 months ( Yes 12 months not 12 weeks ! ) of using  I.F  that this is the way to do it.

Enjoy the holidays, and make sure you also become a retired dieter in 2010.

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  • Jonathan

    That quote reminds me of something I read in the 4 Hr Work Week.. (Tim Ferriss) where he dieted all week long then went on a cupcake binge on Friday night. Haha, kind of a wierd way of looking at it, but its true that it is the day to day that kills you – not the one off events.

    “It’s Not What You Do Between Christmas And New Year That Matters, But What You Between New Year And Christmas”

    • Dave

      Hey Jonathan,

      Does this mean I will be viewing a new look Guitar Guru in 2010 then ?

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