Then I was placing an order on Amazon when it popped up with the book being on sale for three quid, so I thought why not and bought it. I read it cover the cover and was waiting for the part that said, yes you fast those two days, but you have to only eat wholewheat and low fat the rest of the week, but it never did. You really can eat anything on the other five days. I figured it couldn't be that hard and gave it a try. I am on week three and have lost ten pounds. I cannot believe it. It is the easiest thing in the world and so workable into your daily schedule. You are allowed 500 calories on fasting days (600 for men) which is not a lot, but totally doable when you know you can eat a doughnut for breakfast the next day! Being a good cook helps too as you can really make the most of those calories. It's just gone twelve now and I've just had my first meal of a fasting day, I'll eat my second with the kids tonight. I schedule my fast days on my busiest days, days when I have to run the kids places and barely think about eating, that way I won't get focused on any hunger I may feel. I've found I tend to get hungry after they go to bed, but just sip herbal tea and do some crochet and it keeps my mind of it. Going to bed early helps too!
The strange thing though is that you're not hungry the next morning and you are generally less interested in food as a whole. Hubby brought me my favourite-sit-down-eat-an-entire-box-at-once chocolates on Valentine's day and they literally just sat there. I had one or two, but had no interest in the rest. SO WEIRD! I'm down ten pounds and really loving this plan, it's the type of thing I can do easily, without fretting and fit it into my life as it is now. No special shopping, expensive light foods, hell I haven't even done much exercise! And did I mention how much more clear my mind is? It's insane, I'm on fire these days, the house has never been cleaner, I'm more cheerful, energetic, even the kids have noticed. I LOVE IT!
Anyways... enough proselytizing, fast diet or not, this particular recipe is bloody delicious for anyone! It's 250 calories according to myfitnesspal which makes it a perfect fit for the fast diet fasting days.
Bang Bang Shrimp
Adapted from: Skinny Taste
- 120g peeled and de-veined raw prawns
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- Cooking spray
- 1.25 tbsp light mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
- 1/2 tsp sriracha sauce
- 1 cup shredded ice berg lettuce
- 1/4 cup shredded purple cabbage
- 1 scallion, thinly sliced
Meanwhile make sauce by mixing mayonnaise, sweet chilli and sriracha.