Going Fast Can Slow You Down

Two people at my local speaker’s club told me I looked tired tonight. After watching the recent Horizon programme ‘Eat, Fast and Live Longer’, Sue and I have been trying the programme’s suggestion of spending 2 consecutive days a week restricting our calorie intake to around 500-600 per day.

Today we both got up at 6am and went to the gym for a workout, as we usually do on a weekday. At around 10.30 this morning I ended up taking a ‘power nap’ in the lounge, for what I think was probably around 15 minutes, as I couldn’t stop yawning.

I suspect exercising, on top of the calorie restriction, has just been a step too far for my body to accept right now. I certainly have felt sluggish and unmotivated today – and when two separate people tell me the same thing, it makes me feel I should take notice.

Today was fast day 1 of week two and I’ve decided that, for now at least, it will be my last.

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