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My weight returned to almost normal, but the skin around my stomach was still jiggly.
So on the second week back I added two more days of extended intermittent fasting, in which I once again I ate only one big, satisfying meal per day.
My weight is now back to normal, the skin appearing tight again, and my physique returned to that super-lean look a lot of people seem to like, with muscular definition as sharp as ever.
Overall, the fat-loss experience was simple and worry-free. Basically I overeat on a cruise ship for 5 days, having literally 24-hours-a-day unlimited access to:
- Various beef dishes
- Various fowl dishes
- Various fish dishes
- Artisan cheeses
- Shell fish of all sorts
- BBQ Ribs and steak
- Refined foods
- Incredible dessert, stacked high and wide
- Beer, wine, alcoholic mixed drinks, and umbrella drinks
- Nuts, snack mix
- I’m sure I’m forgetting stuff
After the gluttonous affair I did a total of 5 days of extended intermittent fasting, spread over a period of 2 weeks.
Now I’m pretty lean — back to where I was before the cruise. I feel great, look sharp, and light on my feet. (And I enjoyed the hell out of everything during the cruise vacation with family and friends.)
The lesson from this experiment:
- Where there’s calorie excess, there must be calorie deficit.
- It’s easy to go crazy with eating, and then gain the weight you wish you hadn’t.
- But it’s not the end of the world. You can experiment with extended intermittent fasting for a few days. Add a few more days if you want, a couple fewer if you wish.
- Take your time losing the weight you’ve gained. You don’t have to lose it all at once (I separated the extended intermittent fasting into two different weeks).
Remember, most of us sometimes overeat… sometimes really big. We can undo it.