sandy771 wrote:No I can't - I have been trying to do that for 30 odd years.
Normal dieting means a change of lifestyle for the next 6/12 months, there is no realistic end in sight so when people fail, as they do, they usually give up. This diet works because when I feel like a snack on my fasting day (well 500 cal day) I don't because I think that tomorrow or worst case the day after I am off the diet and can have what ever I want for the next 5 days.
It's prob hard to fathom if you have never had a weight problem.
If you want to lose weight and keep it off, it's not going to be a 6 month thing. Eat less for a while, and your appetite reduces. Keep at it, and you'll end up eating a bit less.
I've given up drugs, drinking, smoking and over eating - it's all just getting the right mindset.
Or, since we're on a biking site, to put it another way...
Imagine it as getting up a huge hill. Yeah, the first time you do it it's hard, and you'll not want to do it again. But force yourself, and it will be a little easier.
Keep at it and keep at it, and the hill won't bother you at all.