I'm new to fast 5, here is some background info:
I started at 178 lbs. Ate only 1300 calories per day (not using fast 5) and lost. I plateaued at 162 for two months. So I searched for something different to do.
I began fast 5 three days ago. I have already lost about 2 pounds. I am concerned though. During my eating window I consume about 800-1000 calories only. I know I'll lose weight from this. What I'm worried about is that when I lose this weight and try to live a normal life again, it will all come back.
I'm not talking about binging and eating 5 slices of pizza etc. I think that even if I eat at a deficit later on, the weight will all come back. For example, if I started eating 1500 calories a day every day (thats still below maintenance).
I can't just starve the rest of my life. And it is starving. Below 1200. I would like to continue fasting every so often just for the health benefits like maybe twice a week once I am at my goal weight.
I am just concerned that once I try to up my calories, even if it's by a little, that disaster is going to happen.