I doubt if there's anyone left put there, but if there is I hope you're not fed up of me reappearing periodically with a new diet plan I've decided to try...?
The fasting is on hold at the moment for reasons I'll get to shortly; I haven't lost faith in it, but I have decided to make going cold turkey on the sweet things a priority, and to that end, after a bit of research, I'm going low carb for a while. I'm basing what I'm doing on the diet defined in Barry Groves' books 'Natural Health & Weight loss' with some influence from Gary Taubes' 'Why we get fat & what to do about it'. I've now been doing this for almost 10 days - and that's 10 days without a binge, without breaking the plan, without wanting anything sweet, and without carbohydrate withdrawal symptoms (apart from a few hours on Friday afternoon / evening when I got a headache with accompanying nausea.) I have been a bit lacking in energy as my body faces up to trying to remember how to burn fat for energy instead of carbs, and that has led to a temporary hiatus in exercise and in fasting while I wait to adjust.
In the meantime, I'm eating much more meat, millions of eggs, full fat milk, cream & cheese... They weren't my favourite things to eat, but I'm enjoying them more with time and not minding eating less veg, no bread, pasta, sugar or potatoes. And I've been feeling less bloated, suffering less wind (excuse the TMI - and some more TMI - neither seriously constipated nor having diarrhea). I've also cut back considerably on diet sodas and flavoured waters to help reduce my sweet tooth.
And after months of maintaining I lost 1.5lbs last week (still not willing to name my weight - maybe at the weekend, as I'm now weighing weekly instead of daily)
But one downside to this cannot be denied... I can't drink beer! What am I to do???