Hey Simon, I don’t know when you last checked in with me, but since March or April I’ve been doing single set to failure (McGuff protocol) strength training. That hasn’t changed much, though my arms are definitely stronger!
It’s hard to compare with last year, for instance, because for the past 2 summers I was very active biking around the city and walking a lot. I had an injury a couple of months ago so I’ve been less active, apart from the strength training. So that’s a variable.
My weight has sort of stabilized up around 83kg, though I had a scare last week with a daily reading of 84.5, so I fasted for a day and that’s seemed to help bring me back below 83 for the time being. I am interested in doing a slightly longer fast, though I remain skeptical because there is so little clinical research on fasting.
I’m a tad concerned that I’ve really fundamentally changed my metabolism and that I’ve made things a lot harder for myself in future. I am still convinced by the science, and it’s important to note that I’ve been ad libitum for 2 years and have maintained most of the initial 10-12kg weight loss. But the last 6 months of weight gain have not been encouraging to say the least.