I’ve done this a few times. I fall off the wagon. Then I get back on. But the TRF method does legitimately work and over the years a version of this has helped me whittle down just a bit.
A couple of things. For me, coffee does not count as food. (I’m talking coffee, not a Starbucks cafe latte Americano/Italiano half calf foamy super double shot espresso.)
Also, bread is just wasted calories. (Of course so is beer and I like beer. Choose your carbs I guess.)
(From The Wall Street Journal)
Stop counting calories. It’s the clock that counts.
That’s the concept behind time-restricted feeding, or TRF, a strategy increasingly being studied by researchers as a tool for weight-loss, diabetes prevention and even longevity.
In TRF, you can eat whatever you want and as much as you want—just not whenever you want.
Pick 8 hours and eat in those hours. When I am on the TRF wagon I feel great and weight does slowly fall off. If you start now you’ll probably look visibly more trim by May, just in time for the beach.
Alternatively one can always follow this guy’s advice. Weight loss is pretty much guaranteed. (Warning language.)