By following the Fast Diet I’ve lost 13 pounds in 11 weeks. I am losing a little more than one pound a week. When I started on March 5, 2013 I weighed 202 pounds. Today, May 22, 2013 I weigh 189 pounds.
On April 8, 2013 my daughter, Sandy, measured my abdominal area in three places (across my belly button and two inches above it and two inches below it). The upper number was 46.25 inches, the middle number was 47.25 inches and the lower number was 47.5 inches. On May 22, 2013 she measured it again. The upper number was 44.5 inches, the middle number was 46 inches and the lower number was 46 inches. I am happy to report that I have lost four and a quarter inches of abdominal fat.
According to //www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-risks-of-belly-fat:
“Research shows that abdominal fat triggers a change in angiotensin, a hormone that controls blood vessel constriction — increasing the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack.
“Indeed, belly fat is a key indicator of “metabolic syndrome,” a cluster of abnormalities that include high levels of blood sugar, blood pressure, and triglycerides, as well as low levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol. This combination of risks has an impact on mortality from heart disease.”
I enjoy this diet thoroughly. It’s teaching me about my body’s reaction to certain foods clearly. Before I was never positive if my reaction was due to one food or another. Now, after fasting for 24 hours, when I eat something, I know within 30 minutes if the food or combination of foods is something I want to eat regularly. (The foods that cause me to over eat are to be avoided.)
One of my favorite foods is Dr. Gerson’s Hippocrates Soup. It is my second favorite after Anna’s Perfect Green Soup. Sometimes I mix them together for a third soup. I have been eating about 18 fluid ounces of these two soups once every day and two times on fasting days (since green vegetables are very low in calories, I am counting 50 calories for the soup). I’ve been having one large cup of soup a few hours after I wake up and again 12 or more hours later (I sometimes wait 20 or more hours before I eat a 300 to 350 calorie meal).
My energy on fasting days is very good. On non fasting days I often get sleepy after eating and give in to taking a nap for a few hours. I’m working on avoiding the foods that cause me to get sleepy.