The Rules of My Life

We all have rules. Even the baddest-asses among us have some kind of code to live by. These rules have helped me gain control of an area of my life that for so long seemed just out of my reach.

IMG_7215First, you’ll notice here I will only speak about what I DO.

I am NOT a health professional. I won’t ever tell anyone what they should do or need to do. I have done a lot of experimenting over the past few years and have figured out what works and what doesn’t work…FOR ME. I’ve been able to stay on this diet and at my goal weight for almost 3 years now. I’m happy to share my experiences with all of you, but please understand that my results may not be the same as your results. Don’t ever go against your better judgement just to do what I do. Listen to your body and do what you think is best for you.

One of my favorite yoga teachers gives this same disclaimer about his classes:
Treat this [blog] like a Chinese buffet: Take what you want. Leave what you don’t.  And if you overeat, don’t blame the chef.
(~Bryan Kest…kinda) 

Now…the rules.

These rules are taken straight from The FastDiet book and they’re simple:
1 – Take it week-by-week.
2 – Eat what I want 5 days per week, and fast 2 days.
3 – On my fast days I eat 500 calories or LESS (If I were a man, 600 calories).
4 – No calorie counting on non-fasting days.
5 – When goal weight is achieved, fast 1 day a week to maintain weight.

Outside of these rules, life and food is a free-for-all. Seriously.

This is a good place to start.
Of course, the best place to start is by reading the book: The FastDiet.
If there is ONE thing I will tell you to do, it’s read the book.
I’ve plugged it in both posts so far and I’m just getting started here.

Until next time.

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