So I have over the past two months read this forum everyday to keep me motivated. I hope I can repay the favour and motivate even just one person with my modest success. Now I am not diabetic but with constant tiredness a thirst that couldn’t be quenched even after drinking 2 litres in one go and waking up 3-4 times per night for the toilet I am sure I was definitely heading that way. All these issues are now resolved!!!
I am 33, 5’9 male and 8 weeks ago I weighed 16 stone 10 lbs/ 234 lbs Today I weigh 13 stone 10 lbs exactly 3 stone or 42 lbs lighter. I hope to lose another 21 lbs in for a goal weight of 12 stone 3 lbs.
The first week I lost 10 lbs and have lost every week except week 5-6 where I stalled but after one mammoth Meal of nearly 3000 calories I weighed in 2 days later 6 lbs lighter.
I have tried low low carb and aim for 20 grams per day but find 50 grams per day perfect for me, as it keeps my energy and mood up while ensuring regular weight loss. I have followed a 20/4 fast for the first 6 weeks and past 2 weeks gone OMAD [one meal a day] there will be days I’m not hungry at all and eat 300 calories and days where I eat 1000 calories but I always average 800 calories per day over the week. You have to find what works for you and you’re more likely to stick to it.
I have also teamed this diet with starting C25k running program. Which is to get a complete novice to run 5k. Which I finally completed today. I now graduate to the 5k-10k program. With the end goal of running a marathon within the next year!
So to anyone reading this post considering starting this diet please do it, it has changed my life. Following the principles I have no doubt I will shift the remaining weight and complete my marathon. If anyone has any specific questions don’t hesitate to ask and I will be happy to answer and let you know what has worked for me.
I would like to thank everyone who has posted on here, you have helped me achieve this weight loss.