So after a few nasty injuries and then recovering from cancer treatment I’ve found myself quite drastically overweight. Not good for climbing and I’m finding it very frustrating not being able to perform anywhere near my peak. I reckon I can lose about 3st and still be a healthy weight. [35yr old, female]
So - I’m a big fan of Michael Mosley’s work and his latest book the Fast 800 basically proposes a crash diet of 800kcals a day for at least a couple of weeks to get your weight loss off to a good start. Yeah this goes against everything we’re led to believe about metabolism and weight loss etc. etc. but it seems to be backed up by a lot of studies so I’m willing to give it a shot.
He proposes a Mediterranean style diet, however the vegan options for this are pretty limited so I thought I would try getting my 800kcals a day from Huel. This probably has a slightly higher carb content than desirable but I’m not pre-diabetic and am pretty active so I’m not sure it’ll be a big deal. I presume the low calories alone will trigger ketosis. I also plan to add in a multivitamin as I won’t be getting the full RDA as not taking in enough calories.
No idea if this is even doable - I tracked my calories this week when I was eating sensibly and was averaging 2100kcals a day. Bit apprehensive that I’ll start gnawing on the desk at work or something, but nothing ventured nothing gained!
Has anyone tried the Fast 800 (or the Blood Sugar Diet which I believe is fairly similar)?