Has anyone heard of the 'Fast Diet'? I have been doing it for a couple months now (and still eating basically whatever I want, although I do eat pretty healthy for the most part...gotta indulge sometimes!) and it's been great!
A little bit about it: There's a book out called 'The Fast Diet' and basically it says that our bodies were made to fast (go for long periods without food), and that it's actually good for your body in the long run. You 'fast' for 2 days a week (eating 500 calories for each of the 2 days, splitting the calories up into 2 portions of 250 calories and eating them 12 hours apart) and then eat normally for the other 5 days that week. Then you repeat! It's best to have the 2 days spread out (I do Mondays and Thursdays). I have never been able to stick with a diet before, but this one I find easy because it's only 2 days a week
I have gotten a lot of backlash from coworkers about how this CAN'T be good for my body because we're told to eat lots of small meals a day. However, I feel great and do not feel weak or any adverse side effects on the days that I am fasting.
I am also working out about 3 times a week (I dislike working out with a passion but am trying to stay on track!) to keep fit.