Thank you, Theodora – yes my house was definitely Hotel Trundlebug this summer and much fun was had by all. I stuck to general food principles well but didnt count cals and friends, long evenings and alcohol were hard to resist. I am now wondering whether the alcohol (we’re talking 2-4 glasses of wine in the evening) is behind the BP spike or whether the lack of calorie control is to blame. Frankly I happier drinking only occasionally rather than calorie counting. So the fasting is to give myself 2 days of a cal restriction. I fast for between 14-20 hours more than that I haven’t been able to do YET. The BP issue is central to all of my strategy. I really want to get a handle on it.
I do have Jason Fung’s Obesity Code on my Kindle so that might inspire me to greater fast times but for now I’ll stick to my current regime.
Brilliant plan to lose some pounds before the big trip- all the places you mention have great food to enjoy and enough WOE options to keep you on track most of the time.