I am doing the alternate day diet as it says, so I have a down day every other day. At first it was hard because it was so different to what I was used to but now that I am in my third week I am in a good routine. On my down days I use Slim Fast milk shake to use my 500 cals. This works for me because I travel and I donít always have time to think about what I am going to eat. If I am home I will have veg/fruit/yogurt to keep in my 500 cals a day. The main reason I am doing this diet is to get my cholesterol down but my weight is coming off at a steady rate with over half a stone already lost
The one thing that has surprised me is my mental resilience, as I did not think I would be able to stick to this diet but I am learning to change my attitude to food and hunger. I am never really as hungry as I think so I am learning to distract myself more, drink more and take more responsibility for what I put in my body!