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After finally being well and truly sick of feeling fat, I signed up for the Fast800 last night. I think it’s been out since Christmas but I hadn’t really heard of it until recently.

 

The emerging science and studies coming out in this space are great. One comment Michael made in the sign up material somewhere was that many bodies can adapt to the lower cal (say 1200) diet many of us are prescribed and it actually takes more than that for a number of us to switch into fat burning. This really resonates with me. At 1200 I just feel hungry and cranky all the time and never get anywhere. So so good to realise I’m normal, and the ‘solution’ offered so far is just not suitable for me.

 

I’m day 1 down and actually have loved it. I realised I’ll probably be ravenous tomorrow but the high protein high quality fat has kept feeling very stable and happy today. For the first time in a long time I’m feeling quite hopeful and optimistic.

 

Has any one else done the fast 800?

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Odd-1-Out

Yes I am doing it, I have completed yhe 12 weeks and it is great! I couldn't stick to diets where I only lost a few 100 grams here and there I needed better results.

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Bearynice

Not me personally, but a lady at work has. She lost about ten kg

She said she feels really good. I think there’s a cookbook that helped her

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SplashingRainbows

Yes I am doing it, I have completed yhe 12 weeks and it is great! I couldn't stick to diets where I only lost a few 100 grams here and there I needed better results.

 

That’s awesome. I’m so glad it worked for you. I’m hoping this 12 weeks gives me back my body.

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SplashingRainbows

Not me personally, but a lady at work has. She lost about ten kg

She said she feels really good. I think there’s a cookbook that helped her

 

I signed up to the online 12 week program which has recipes, daily menus and support forums. I will have to have a look out for the book and see if the recipes are the same or different. Thanks for letting me know.

 

Glad to hear it worked for your colleague.

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Odd-1-Out

I was looking at this the other day but kind of want to know what a day looks like before I commit to it. Any advice? I’ve got 12kg of stubborn fat that won’t budge after baby number 3 so I’m really keen to boost my body into what it used to be. I can manage to not gain weight but losing is proving beyond difficult.

 

I did it using weightloss shakes which the book says you can do but the recipe book has lots of food options if you do it that way. My days were coffee with a dash of milk, breakfast lunch shakes then 2 cups of vegetables for dinner and shake for dessert. Also heaps and heaps of water.

 

Now im following the guidelines of the book and I have Breakfast 2 eggs, a cup of mushrooms and 1 tomato cooked. Lunch tuna and salad, Dinner some type of meat and vegetables.

 

My BMR is 1400 calories a day so I stick to that as I have started the gym and hoping to tone up a bit after my big weight loss. I had 40 plus kilos to lose so I have done the 12 weeks for the last few years to finally get to this point. I worked out I have lost 40% of my original body weight so im very happy with that. Good luck!

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Odd-1-Out

 

 

That’s awesome. I’m so glad it worked for you. I’m hoping this 12 weeks gives me back my body.

 

You definitely will get your body back doing the 12 weeks. I was morbidly obese so I had to do the 12 weeks several times over the years to get where I am now.

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c.sanders

I've found Dr Berg on YouTube to be quite helpful with a lot of stuff including Keto which this sounds like.

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SplashingRainbows

Well I’m all of one day in but it’s essentially low carb, plenty of protein and healthy fats. No sugar. Very Mediterranean.

 

Daily cals split seems to be around 200 breakfast, 300 lunch and 300 dinner. But not set in stone.

 

Can eat as much of some non starchy vegetables as you need at the three eating times (B, L, D). Eg cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, green beans, cabbage.

 

No snacking.

No drinking calories. Can have black tea and coffee and herbal teas. And lots of water. Can’t have diet soft drink which will be hardest for me!

Exercise recommended but I think they suggest you get the hang of the food first.

 

Still lots to learn but as I love all things on the Mediterranean diet, the food is appealing.

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Well I’m all of one day in but it’s essentially low carb, plenty of protein and healthy fats. No sugar. Very Mediterranean.

 

Daily cals split seems to be around 200 breakfast, 300 lunch and 300 dinner. But not set in stone.

 

Can eat as much of some non starchy vegetables as you need at the three eating times (B, L, D). Eg cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, green beans, cabbage.

 

No snacking.

No drinking calories. Can have black tea and coffee and herbal teas. And lots of water. Can’t have diet soft drink which will be hardest for me!

Exercise recommended but I think they suggest you get the hang of the food first.

 

Still lots to learn but as I love all things on the Mediterranean diet, the food is appealing.

 

I totally had to just focus on 1 thing first, only joined the gym recently. The food is great and so healthy.

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SplashingRainbows

Well done odd one out. Your results are amazing.

 

I already do a reasonable amount of exercise so I’m hoping to keep it up.

 

ETA I did 5:2 a number of years ago to get me to my current weight with the same mentality. Just one thing. And it was so easy because I just didn’t have to eat. 2 days a week.

 

I think Michael has a knack for finding things people will stick to.

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SplashingRainbows

I’m now one week in, 2.6kg down and feeling great.

 

I’ve been less hungry in this eating plan than I was when I wasn’t dieting.

 

The food has been delicious and my husband has loved it too.

 

I do need to be organized with food and recipes but it’s been manageable in my crazy full time working life.

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PizzaSteve

I am 6 days in and also down 2kg. For some reason restricting works better for me than just trying to eat well, which is weird. I am also doing 16:8 intermittent fasting which helps too.

 

Nice to see others doing it as well!

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Odd-1-Out

PizzaSteve I find restriction helps me too. 2 kilos is a great result well done!

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SplashingRainbows

Good job pizza Steve.

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lucky 2

In our house that diet has melted 30kg+ off dp over about 3-4 months.

I'm trying to do it to a degree, my heads not in it yet but I've dropped about 1.5kg, not much but better than nothing.

The whole family eats a Mediterranean type diet as per the recipes, I tend to adapt it to make indian and Italian legume based dishes, lots of nutritious soups.

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PizzaSteve

Oh thanks - it is great to hear others are doing this too because I don’t know anyone IRL who is! Nice to be able to talk about it.

 

And both of your results are fantastic too :-)

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SplashingRainbows

Now down 3.8kg after 11 days. I have 6kg to go to be in a healthy weight range. I am now nearing my lowest weight since I had my youngest so I'm hoping I won't stall too much as that approaches.

 

This week I have definitely been more hungry, but it is not unmanageable. From the Fast800 forums it seems week 2 is where the hunger is the worst, so I'm reassured this won't last forever. It seems like weeks 3-4 result in a number of people not losing much. I'm wondering about doing 5:2 for those 2 weeks and then Fast800 again for 2 weeks to see what happens. Taking it one day at a time and will see how I am going on the weekend. The actual results are incredibly motivating.

 

I have a very big active day happening on Sunday. I think my plan is to increase my calories this day, whilst still aiming to eat a low carb Mediterranean diet as per the book. Hopefully this won't have too much impact, but life is life hey and it needs to be lived.

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Abernathy

I am 8 weeks into the Fast-800 and have lost 9.5kgs. I agree with a pp that the results are so fast and obvious that it keeps you really motivated - losing 100g here and there would not have kept me on track. I still have 2.5 kgs to lose and am feeling great and so thrilled to be able to fit into my old clothes. Highly recommend the program.

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SplashingRainbows

Wow Abernathy! Well done, that’s amazing.

 

Have you done the 800 the whole way through or have you had some 5:2 breaks?

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This morning marks my 4 week progress. I am 6.2kg down, and have lost significant cm around my hips and bum which is usually the last place I lose.

 

3kg to go to get to the top of my healthy weight range which at this rate should be in the next fortnight.

 

This is the first time I've ever had a way of eating that has actually enabled me to lose weight quickly, and lose weight without being miserable. I'm not ready to eat my own arm - as I said a couple of weeks ago the hunger is far far less than the urgent insatiable hunger that used to overcome me when I was eating more carbs. On all previous formats (WW, Healthy Mummy) I've been lucky to average 2kg a month weight loss, so this has been 3 times faster and much much easier.

 

The food continues to be simple and delicious and I've managed to navigate eating out quite successfully. Was at a course yesterday and salmon in a fennel and leek sauce was on the buffet table so one piece was lunch with some green salad and a black coffee.

The day before I had to travel for 2.5hrs to hospital for my daughter & back. I took a tuna salad and ate quickly when I stopped at a servo on the freeway. Dinner was a yoghurt & blueberries from Coles after the procedure. Totally doable and much cheaper than what I would have done previously which would have been to grab something from the cafeteria or a cafe.

 

Our family has an eating out on Saturday evening tradition which I have continued to participate in just choosing low carb choices and eating until I'm satisfied. This is the only meal each week I'm not 100% strict on (just smart about) but it doesn't seem to have caused a problem.

 

I'm going to become one of those crazy raving lunatics about this way of eating. I wish I'd had this information years ago.

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PizzaSteve

That is a great loss! I seem to have slowed this week (will be 4 weeks tomorrow) and sitting around 4.8kg loss. I am trying to tip over to the next number but no luck yet.

 

I also find this so easy, and it is remarkable how much it has taught me about eating properly when you have to think so much about what you are eating to stay within calories. Being gluten free has also meant no stomach cramping, bloat or feeling of fogginess so that is interesting as well.

 

Fingers crossed I can start losing again next week!

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SplashingRainbows

The last kg has literally dropped off in the last 3 days so keep at it - same may happen for you in a couple of days. 4.8kg is definitely nothing to sneeze at even if it doesn’t. Imagine knowing you could lose 5kg in a month. Most people would think that’s amazing - because it is!

 

I’m GF due to coeliac disease so haven’t noticed the same impact as you, but wow you must feel amazing if it’s made such a difference to you!

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Future-self

You have inspired me to give this a go! Thank you

 

It’s very interesting what you and Michael have said about adaption to 1200 calories. I’ve been on 1200 calories for about 15 months. I’ve lost and kept off 7kg in that time. So slow. I saw a dietician who basically said I was lying as everyone would lose more if I was really sticking to 1200 calories and told me to count all the wine and soft drink I must be having each day as well *wtf*

And a GP who said I obviously couldn’t handle such strict eating so should have surgery instead as it would be obvious then that I had been miscounting and having extra food. *again wtf*

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