Hi there, fellow weight shedder. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've heard that extreme low calorie diets that take place over long periods of time are ultimately damaging, because they can somehow negatively affect your metabolic rate.
I'm 189cm tall, and I weigh 180kg as a 23 year old male, it's it's enough for me to consume the recommended 2000 - 2500 kcals to start losing weight. To prevent the onset of any sort of illness, such as type 2 diabetes, I'd still like to somehow expedite the weightloss process (don't we all?). What I propose is a programme where one eats normally (ie 2000 to 2500 kcals a day) for a month, and then one switches to fasting mode and consumes around 1200 kcals a day for a month. The length of these periods may be adjusted (maybe down to 1 week?) This would continue until the desired weight is achieved.
Surely I could boost my weight loss rate with these intermittent periods of near starvation without damaging my body (or damaging it too much anyway)?
Would appreciate if someone could confirm that I can go ahead with this or explain to me why it doesn't work.