Just thought I’d register and introduce myself and give my experience so far.
I was 88kg, 182CM tall, just over 50 years old. Reasonably active, jogging 3 times a week. Blood sugar top end of normal, BP top end of normal. So wanted to make some changes before it becomes even more difficult.
Started 2 weeks yesterday and after the first 2 days have found it surprisingly easy to keep to around 800 calories – sometimes drifts to 850 or so. In fact now I find it difficult to think how I could consume a whole lot more!
So what has been the effect – I’ve lost 6kg, BP has come dramatically down and lost 2CM off my waist. My blood sugar has been the most difficult to change, it hovers still around the 6-7 throughout the day and occasionally above 7 and touching 8 after eating despite really low carb meals and drops rarely below 6 even overnight. So, I guess time will tell on this.
Also, weight loss in the first week was dramatic, about 5 kgs, but only 1 kg in the second week. Whilst I’m not disappointed it does seem strange.
Anyway, I’ll hopefully use this as motivation to keep going although I’m not necessarily struggling at the moment but it is difficult with a family who want to eat whatever they like!
Best wishes everyone!