I just thought some of you might be interested to know that I am finding the Fast Diet - having downloaded Michael Mosley's book onto my Kindle app - extremely beneficial, not just from a weight point of view, but also because I am feeling so well.
I remember seeing the Horizon programme MM did and being impressed by the extremely good scientifically-proven health gains, in particular the lowered cholesterol, since mine is quite high and the GP did discuss statins with me (I refused them), but I am one of those people who also needs to see stuff written down, so the book had more impact on me.
I did 3 weeks of 5/2 fasting before taking 2 weeks off to go on holiday; my weight only decreased by 1.5 pounds, but my energy levels had increased and I feel immensely well. After 2 weeks of not fasting I found myself beginning to feel sluggish and was relieved to do my first day of fasting, again.
After another week of fasting I've just weighed myself and I have now lost 3 pounds in weight, but suddenly decided to measure myself and, as suspected, realise that I have lost quite a few inches, in particular from around my waist - 1.5 inches, in fact! I do my weighing in the morning, after my first coffee, on the day of my fast and this morning I also did the measuring.
Some people find it too difficult, say they feel dizzy, get headaches, but I find I feel quite ok; I do ensure that I drink plenty of water, though I also know I need to be near a loo since I spend most of the day dashing to it! What I really like about it is, if I find myself smelling fish and chips (I often visit the seaside at this time of the year) with yearning (!) I simply tell myself it's only for a day and that tomorrow I can eat with impunity (though I am not a huge eater in the first place, just have an under active thyroid and age slowing me down, lol).