This post is about my Mum. She’s 55 years old and lives with me.
A couple of years ago she followed the Fast 800 for about 6 months and lost an impressive 50kg, roughly half her body weight! We, her family, were all astounded and so proud of her success.
She kept it off for about a year, but slowly and insidiously the weight began coming back on. By the end of 2020 she had regained about 15kg.
Since January, deciding to lose the 15kg she gained, she has restarted the Fast 800. Or rather, her own version of it which I should call the “Fast 600”, as she is only eating 600 calories this time. She tells me if she eats 800 calories a day, she maintains weight and doesn’t lose anything. She says when she was regaining weight she was only eating about 1000 a day. She thinks she will have to eat 800 a day for the rest of her life! She seems to have accepted this as an unpleasant fact, but to me, this seems outrageously low.
I thought I would visit the Fast 800 community and seek answers among you experts and knowledgeable folk. Has anyone else had this experience? Is Mum correct in her belief that she will have to eat so little to maintain her weight loss? My Mum is a very sensible, down-to-earth, no nonsense type of person, I’ve rarely had reason to doubt her before. But surely this isn’t physically possible??