You might be a little anxious at the thought of not eating very much, but you'll soon get used to it. Make sure you always start the day with a good breakfast that includes both protein and carbohydrate. Protein will make you feel less hungry. Why not go to work on an egg?
As the day progresses, especially in the late afternoon, you may be surprised that you are not feeling particularly hungry.
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You might also notice you're in a better mood. Reducing your calorie intake can have a positive effect on your mood, which is a useful bonus when you're trying to get used to Low Calorie Days.
Low Calorie Days will not only put you in a better mood, they'll make you feel good. They're doing you good too. Not only will you lose weight without losing muscle, you'll have the ability to take control of your weight. There are other benefits too. It allows your body time for your repairs and maintenance genes to get to work. It's good for the health of your heart, your insulin sensitivity, it reduces the chance of you getting type 2 diabetes. And importantly, it reconnects you to your evolutionary present and gets you back in sync. Your body starts to work with you rather than being unable to work for you.
Deciding your Low Calorie Day frequency Here's a guide to how to use Low Calorie days.
One day per week: Do one day on your first week. Use a one-day LCD after you've achieved your target weight as a way of keeping yourself in sync and to allow your body to rest and repair.
Two days per week: Two LCDs per week will get you back in sync and is the best way to achieve long-term sustainable weight loss. This is the most common approach to weight loss using LCDs.
Three days per week: You will lose more weight on three LCDs a week. If you decide to go down this route, you might find that it's easier to do a three-day regime every other week rather than every week.
Every other day: This is quite a ‘full on' approach to weight loss and you should exercise caution when deciding on this option. Certainly it would be wise to do it on alternate weeks if it's what you decide to do.
Low Calorie Days are never done on consecutive days.
Tip: A Low Calorie Day is always useful following a day when you've eaten more than you should. It gets you back to where you were. Yes, you can enjoy yourself and still be in control of your weight.