Couple of interesting articles

I just don’t have anything new to add lately. I’ve written up all my methods and thoughts previously and I stick by them, but when I find something new and thought-provoking, I link it here. Here are two such articles:

Overweight Teens Typically Eat Less Than Normal-Weight Peers. I could have told you that when I was an overweight teen. I could have told you that any goddamned day of my teen years. If anybody had asked. Anyway, my takeaway quote from the article for people try to help a struggling teen is, “Be sympathetic. Overweight children reported eating fewer calories, and to lose weight, these kids have to eat even less. It’s probably even harder for them to lose weight than we give them credit for.” It is.

The 5:2 Diet: can it help you lose weight and live longer? I ran across this article last month and I’ve been giving it a try. Yes, that’s right, I’ve been trying two fast days per week, not because I think it will help me lose weight but because I was curious how it would work out for me. It turns out, I like how it makes me feel, I like the mindfulness of it, and I like that it helps me to maintain my weight and it works to balance out any excesses on my normal eating days. So far, I’m really digging it. I eat normally, I even indulge a little 5 days a week, and Tuesdays and Thursday (they shift around as needed, if something comes up, but usually Tuesdays and Thursdays) I fast. So far, I like it.



4 Responses to “Couple of interesting articles”

  1. Caron Says:

    I tried fasting once a week for about a year when I was much younger. I did not lose any weight either. I remember people being puzzled by it but I also remember that I felt good. I wasn’t working outside the home but I was taking care of two small children. I love hearing about the different things that people try. Thanks. 🙂

  2. stephenedwards425 Says:

    Just a sidebar regarding the twice a week fast. My wife and I are members of the Eastern Orthodox Church and it has long been (think 1900 years) the tradition for it’s monastics to fast twice a week. In their case it is Monday and Wednesday. Of course, they are more focused on the spiritual aspects, but these men and women have remarkably long life spans.

    Be encouraged!

  3. A Completely New Way For Me – Down 6 Pounds « Keeping Off 200 Pounds Says:

    […] to find that I’m down 6 pounds. So I’d say that the 5/2 program I’m following, which I posted about in my last article round-up, really agrees with […]

  4. The 5:2 diet … What do you all think about this? « Diary of an Angry Fat Woman Says:

    […] Doctors, exercise, food, health, obesity, weight loss 0 I found this diet via a blog buddy Keeping off 200 , she found it via The Telegraph.   I found the 5:2 diet pretty interesting and had to check it […]

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