The success story of Kimberly Kappock and Anthony Palughi. They decided to fast together as a couple because, according to them, you need to have a partner to count calories, drink water, and get those steps in. The Dofasting Team introduces an express Q&A with our dear fasters.
Beginning. Why did you want to lose weight?
Before COVID-19, we were gaining weight due to old age, and then COVID-19 hit, so not as much activity and more eating and drinking.
What encouraged you to take action and start changing your lifestyle (to try intermittent fasting)?
We tried to eat healthily and walk, but that was not enough, so we knew we needed to do something with structure.
What was your weight goal?
We wanted to lose 40-45 lbs.
Did you have any struggles or setbacks that kept you dissatisfied with your results?
No, not at all. Felt awesome.
What results have you achieved?
We have each lost approximately 38 lbs.
Which method of intermittent fasting worked the best for you?
We eat for 8 hours and fast for 16.
How long did it take to see a difference?
When did the DoFasting app come into your horizons?
We researched the diet, and the app came up as a suggestion for structure with the diet.
Did you feel any significant health improvements?
Yes, not as tired, and just feeling better overall. Energy is back, and we are both very busy people.
What would you like to tell others who are starting their journey?
Be strict and follow the diet, do not divert until you have reached your goal. Also, cut out all carbs to make the weight come off faster. We made a list of healthy, low-calorie foods and drinks and weighed and measured all of our food to be sure that we were staying on track, and we logged everything into our app.
We did not deprive ourselves of whether we had a wedding or a function to attend, but we tried to make good choices and made sure that we did not start eating until our fast was over. We went on vacation and adapted the diet to enjoy but not ruin our progress. We each gained 1 pound on vacation and lost it right away.
At this point, even though we have not reached our goal, we look and feel much better, so we can relax a little bit on the weekends (we still fast and log in our food and water, but we can go over our allotted calories and we are still ok). We are on maintenance right now, maintaining our weight loss.
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