Update on The Fast Diet

Before 2001 I weighed between 140 and 145 pounds. Whenever I went over 145 I cut out carbohydrates for a week. After 2001 I couldn’t give up carbohydrates (in 2001 I began taking care of my daughter who was ill). By January 2013 I had gained 60 pounds.
I started The Fast Diet March 5, 2013. The Fast Diet consists of eating 500 (women) to 600 (men) calories on two non-consecutive days per week and eating normally the other five.
I fast on Thursdays and Sundays. When I start my fast I don’t eat anything for 12 hours, then I eat 250 calories at the 12 hour mark and 250 calories at the 24 hour mark, then I wait another 12 hours before eating normally.
I heard a similar description of how I’m eating from a guest on The View. She said she keeps her slim figure while eating the high caloric food on her daily weekday cooking show by cutting way down on calories on the two days she is off.
There are two reasons I chose The Fast Diet (2012) by Michael Mosley − Video: http://vimeo.com/54089463: (1) It is recommended for lowering levels of chronic inflammation, which reduces the risk of numerous diseases including heart disease, cancer, stroke and Alzheimer’s, and (2) I can easily go 12 hours without eating, such as fasting for a blood test.
I have lost 25 pounds. I plan to follow The Fast Diet for the rest of my life. I feel no discomfort on fast days and I eat without guilt the other five days.
For six months before going on The Fast Diet I had been suffering from what Ricky Gervais reported that he had been suffering from on the David Letterman show: “Frozen Shoulder” or the “50-year-old Shoulder,” which is due to inflammation and can take up to two years to heal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grYdpRObG6o. My left shoulder’s condition was exactly as Ricky described his: I couldn’t raise my arm because when I tried I experienced excruciating pain in my shoulder. If I didn’t try I had no pain, so I stopped trying. Within two months on The Fast Diet I regained complete, pain-free movement of my left arm and shoulder. Within two months my lifelong springtime allergies did not reappear and my cravings for potato chips and ice cream vanished.
Bonnie O'Sullivan
Age: 77
Walnut Creek, CA


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Comments and Questions from Readers

Comment #1:

March 18, 2014

Hi Bonnie,

Dr Col From "Down Under In The Land Of Thunder We Call OZ"

Just wanted to say...I looked at your pictures Well DONE GIRL ! ! ! It takes GUTS to see ones self as one really is AND DO something about it. That's some weight that you never needed to carry around on the knee, hip and ankle joints. They will also thank you I'm sure. Come to think of it so will your lungs thank you won't they...YIPEEEE MORE OXYGEN to knock over YUCKEEE FREE RADICALS.

Hope your into Yummeeee Fresh...Cold...Juices Bonnie.
I say...COLD...Juices because the COLD KEEPS the ENZYMES alive even in the fast spinning Juicers. So even the fast spinning juicers do not hurt the ENZYMES of the COLD Fruit and Veggies.  So much for the hype of the expensive Juice sellers.  My Favourite is Carrot and Granny Smith Green Apples SLURP YUM SLURP.    DON"T slip back into the old ways Girl...
GOOD Healthy weight helps us enjoy life more.....What say you Girl ? ? ?
"Health Is Yours Naturally"     Your Friend Dr. Col "Down Under In OZ"

Comment/Question #2:

March 18, 2014
Hi Bonnie!
Where can you get this (cannabis oil)?  I thought it was only in Canada.I live in the United States.Is there someone to contact to purchase this? or do you have to make it yourself. I watched several videos that showed how to extract the oil,but I would be too scared to try doing it myself.

Comment #3

March 18, 2014

So happy love what your doing. 🙂  GB, NY

Comment/Question #4

I'm interested to know about the cooking method that makes meat very tender.


Comment/Question #5

March 19, 2014
Hi Bonnie,
You look like you are having good success.  I am happy for you and I know too well the difficulty of losing weight.
What is working for me is the Weight watchers points plus method. I am still about 5 lbs from my goal but I find writing down what I am eating really works for me.
God luck and enjoy hearing of your success.


Comment/Question #6


I thought you had given up on the fast diet as you weren't losing weight there for a while. What changed you around?


Comment/Question #7

So interesting about the hemp oil. Where does a person buy this oil?


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