Hi I’m interested to hear of any endurance athletes with experience of the FAST 800 diet. Have you experienced headaches, muscle pains and fatigue? How do you time your meals? How long can you do 800 per day, do you 5:2 or 2:5? How is training going, what do you do when you race? etc..
I’m a triathlete, training an average of 8hrs a week. Having turned 50 I have found weight slower to shift after the winter increase so I started on 2 weeks of 5:2 in May ’19 then after completing a long ride event (>100 miles) shifted to the FAST 800. I’m on day 8 of this and thinking to do 14 days. It has been hard training on 800 calories (in one day running 7 miles and swimming 2.5k) so I think I’ll go back to the 5:2 after day 14 as I’ll find it more sustainable – taking fast days as non training days. However, in just 8 days I have lost a stunning 11 lbs and am finding each FAST day is getting easier. (Now just under 200 lbs – BMI 25.4 so medically just overweight).
I’d appreciate hearing about your experiences. Thank you.