Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Intermittent Fasting Success Story

Here is an IF success story from one of my readers which was posted in my food blog on July 9, 2011. This is indeed one of the most encouraging comments that I receive ever since I blog on IF and food. So I’ve decided to copy this comment from my Hong Kong Food Blog and post it here.

Hi Anna, I didn't know where to drop this, so I'm just going to leave this here.

Back in September, I had this massive craving for Cantonese food while I was at school (without my parents' cooking). I googled around and came to your site. Then I read about IF. I've never made an effort to lose weight, but I decided to give IF a try. I did it for about three months. Then Christmas break came around. After that, I reduced my fasts and eventually stopped because juggling my semester schedule and IF was too much for me.

However, I just wanted to thank you so so so much, with every ounce of sincerity that I have. When I stopped IF, I started eating healthier (and I'm not just saying "eating healthier," I really mean it.

Lifestyle changing, healthy eating, not just dieting - "healthy eating", if that makes sense. I don't think I could ever ever have done this if I hadn't stumbled on your blog.

IF taught me how to look at food differently every single day. It taught me about hunger and bored eating. It taught me so much, in only three months that I did it seriously.

I'm down 30 lbs now. I lost 10 pounds on IF, then the other 20 lbs by eating responsibly. This is a leap for me because I had never lost more than 5 lbs at a time in my life. I have a long way to go, but for a girl who has never really put an effort into weight loss until I saw your blog, I really just wanted to thank you. I wanted to write to you for a while, but I didn't know how to thank you, and I really still don't. Thank you so much! Also, I just came back from Hong Kong and the food was delicious! :D

Intermittent Fasting Success Story

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Calorie Restricted Diets - Good or No Good?

Calorie Restricted Diets have helped many to lose weight. But there is an argument that "You're just going to put all the fat back on... "

My friend Brad Pilon has recently written an article on this topic. I like his points and would very much like to share with you.

"Calorie restricted diets are pointless because they are hard to maintain and you just end up putting the fat back on once you stop the diet"

I have NEVER understood this argument against dieting.

To me, it's just a back handed compliment:

"Sure, you're losing tons of fat now and you look great, but as soon as you stop dieting and start eating like the rest of us again your just going to gain all that fat back! "

Funny how you never hear anyone say:

"Really effective weight training programs are pointless because they are hard to maintain and you just end up losing all the muscle when you go back to being sedentary"


"Getting out of debt is pointless because it's really, really hard, and once you go off your budget and start spending like crazy, you just end up in debt again!"

To me, this is just the arguments made by the defeated, the lazy and the jealous.

My advice? Ignore these arguments, and stay the course.

Eat less, move more, fast once or twice a week, ignore the naysayers. That's the approach people who transformed their bodies using Eat Stop Eat followed, and it will work for you too.

Your friend,


Eat Stop Eat