My weight has gotten away from me, again. Sigh! Up about 15 pounds since Ironman in August.
A few years ago I tried Intermittent Fasting. In a nutshell, there have been scientific studies demonstrating that that fasting has significant health benefits.
It was interesting, but didn't yield the weight loss results I had hoped for. I did what they call the 16:8 fast - basically, fast for 16 hours per day, eat the other 8 hours. I ate between 11:30am-7:30pm, basically skipping after-dinner snacking (a good thing!) and breakfast (a controversial thing).
One thing I did not do was change my diet - I ate anything and everything during that 8 hours, without a tinge of guilt. My weight did stop increasing (yay!) but didn't decrease (boo!).
It's easy and something I feel I could maintain indefinitely.
To actually lose weight (rather than merely maintain) I will also cut calories, and count calories. At first I'm going for 2lbs/week, significant losses, but once I drop 10 pounds or so I will ease off to a 1lb/week goal, and eventually to maintenance.
Goal: 175lbs by Paris to Ancaster at the end of April.
And yes, I do know the chart goes up for two weeks. Shhh.