Hello friends, long-time (on and off!) exerciser according to Pavel's methods, from the original RKC book onwards (still my favourite strength book). I am a male, 40, very overweight. In the UK an 800Cal a day diet by Michael Mosley called the Fast 800 or the Newcastle Diet (the latter using meal replacement) is across the press for reversing type II diabetes and other conditions. It espouses a low carb lifestyle on this diet for 3 months. Added into the mix is that I don't consume any animal products at all so I would be doing this plan with vegetables and pulses. I am hoping to do a jog/walk for 5 days a week and strength training on 2 because I want to try to minimise muscle loss (I think I will be on about 60 grams of protein a day - I know that muscle loss is almost inevitable with this cal restriction, but I saw a study on PubMed where a group of female trainees kept the vast majority of muscle with strength training). I thought I'd ask here as the forum for these diets are all, "Yes, you can do it, you will feel wonderful," etc. I don't have a physical job so do you think it will be possible to do this for 3 months with the training plan or should I not even attempt it? Interestingly, Mosley himself prescribes HIIT - 3 x 20 all-out bursts, 3x per week on a bike, sprints, etc. I imagine that must be hellish.