Friday 21 September 2018

Brendan O'Connor: My seven secrets to easy weight loss

I will often enjoy a bit of chocolate when I am tired or bored or as a treat
I will often enjoy a bit of chocolate when I am tired or bored or as a treat
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

I think we'll wrap up the Diet of Diets because I can sense some of you might be getting bored. And yes, I acknowledge that some of you will be wondering if I'm so bloody intuitive about sensing what the reader wants, how come I didn't stop the diet writing three weeks ago?

As things stand I've lost 11 pounds in five weeks. Three pounds in week one and two pounds a week after that, like clockwork. I have another half a stone I need to shift but I will spare you the details. Also I'm going away next week so the idea of having no breakfast would be ridiculous. I'll be having the standard three-course buffet breakfast every day. You have to get the value, don't you?

Before we leave it I think there are certain lessons we can all take away from this experience. The first one, and the main one, is that it's easy not to eat any breakfast. It might not be easy for everyone, but it certainly didn't bother me. Tell me to fast 15 or 16 hours of the day and I would say not a hope. But stop eating at 8pm and don't eat until 11 or 12 the next day is no problem whatsoever. So I'm not thinking about it as 'intermittent fasting' or 'two-meal days'. I'm just thinking of it as not eating any breakfast. And once you are in the habit of it it's fine. Well it is for me anyway.

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