I’m currently on week 5 of the Fast 800 (weigh loss thus far 6.3kilos – although, possible I will not lose any weight this week – just weighed myself and nothing lost at all… usually by this time in the week the scales would have started to go down). I have NOT gone over the 800 calorie allowance, and I am exercising at least 5x a week (bike for 40mins), I do aim for 7x a week but occasionally not possible because of work.
However, apart from a (small’ish) number of difficult days where hunger pangs have been pure torture, the thing I seem to be struggling with since starting this diet is very very very low mood (I would go as far as to say ‘depressed’). I can’t seem to stop crying!!! The thing that tortures me the most is the concept, that at the age of 43, I have obviously NOT learned how to a) listen to my body when it tells me I’m full; and b) ultimately, i have failed to learn to eat properly, otherwise, there would be no need to go on insane diets with minimal calorie consumption in order to rectify ‘some’ of the damage I have inflicted on myself. If i haven’t learned to eat properly in 43 years, what makes me think I will from now on?
I was wondering if anyone is feeling low on this diet too? In the last week or so, I’ve also been feeling very dizzy/like I’ve consumed half a bottle of wine (haven’t drunk at all on this diet).
I’m eating plenty of protein, veggies and the occasional carb (like a sweet potato); all within the allowed 800 calories.
Many thanks, A.