The 5:2 diet

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Feb 2017
11:05am, 6 Feb 2017
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sallykate
Well done kwala :-) I hope the scales were nice to you this morning.

Another 1.3kg gone for me last Friday, which was something of a surprise. Fasting today & tomorrow again as OH & I have decided we quite like just getting it over with.

Next week will be more of a challenge as he's away a couple of nights and it's half-term.
Apr 2017
1:57pm, 6 Apr 2017
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bigleggy
Been back on the for the last 2 weeks - 4lbs off and back under 14st again :-)

Trousers deffo feel loose but not quite ready to take my belt in a notch just yet !
Apr 2017
9:09pm, 6 Apr 2017
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Gromit
Yep working well for me again this time around too :-) been about 6 or 7 weeks and over a stone down , being able to be eating "normally" for the 5 days really helps :-)
Apr 2017
7:40am, 7 Apr 2017
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Tav H
I keep on trying this, stopping, trying again, stopping.

I'm not massively overweight, so would be doing it half for weight loss and half for supposed health gains. I also sometimes do it for a couple of weeks, just to feel like I'm getting back in touch with the feeling of not always having a semi-full stomach, and learning to appreciate food.

The weather's nice outside though, which is a good time to start again!
Apr 2017
7:52am, 7 Apr 2017
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lammo
I'm failing badly by trying to eat less generally, mainly because I'm a weak willed glutton, so may give this another go, it's only one day at a time....
May 2017
8:36pm, 3 May 2017
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bigleggy
4 or 5 weeks in (can't remember when I started) - about 6lbs down and a belt notch in :-)
May 2017
2:07pm, 4 May 2017
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sallykate
Well done bigleggy!

After a bit of a hiatus I'm back on consecutive fast days (still supporting hubby really). Still surprised that I can quite happily run on a fast day.
Mar 2018
3:21pm, 20 Mar 2018
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Tav H
I'm trying 16:8 fasting now - aim for at least 16 hours fast per day, I think up to about 20 hours is the longest recommended. It's definitely easier but I guess also slower to get results. And yes exercise is a big plus if you can do it on a fast day.

I guess it also helps to go more "keto" with lower carbs and higher fats - definitely easier to train the body to burn fat for fuel.

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Info - m.bbc.co.uk

5 days of 'normal' eating and 2 days eating 600 calories (men), 500 calories (women).

Fast days are best not done on consecutive days, unless you have amazing willpower.

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