Well it is the end of my first 5 day fast. I am tempted to keep fasting - I feel great, and whether or not the pills have helped with anything, I haven't found myself feeling hungry much at all!
But oh my I bought some dried apricots today and it's killing me not eating them right now... I already lost control a bit earlier today and binged/purged and I don't want to do that again, and if I can just last until I go to sleep, I can eat them tomorrow without worrying about purging... Argh!!
I think my binges have been primarily emotional in nature - before it was finding out about how my parents lied to me; today it was stressing about uni. But provided I can keep those down, I see no reason why I can't regularly fast from solids Monday - Friday. Apparently it's what Sarah Jessica Parker does?
I was listening to the radio on the way home from work today, and they were talking to a Biggest Loser winner, he has started up his own weight loss camp thing (you have to be >100kg to get in, unfortunately) - and one man lost 44 kg in 4 weeks. That's 11kg a week. That's crazy!! The interviewers asked if that was safe, and he said "Safer than keeping the weight on". SO true.
Also, has anyone researched the (socially accepted) extreme calorie restriction diets? Mice live significantly longer when they barely have enough calories to keep going compared with mice who receive plentiful food. Interesting.