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5:2 the Fast Diet

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I have decided to give this a try. You can find out what it is here........
and here

While the jury is definitely still out on this one, there is quite a lot of disagreement too,
, I am willing to give it a try, and see how it goes.

I have done fruit fasts in the past, and quite enjoyed them, so the idea of fasting isn't unknown to me, and well, this is relatively easy form of reduced calorie intake for a short time.

Having read as much as I can, including the book, I have decided to give it a go. I shall have my fast days on a Monday and Thursday, whenever possible, as these are, paradoxically, my busiest days, and so from what I have read, it should be easier.

Unlike most people I didn't start on a Monday, but did today, Thursday. Well, I read the book on Tuesday, so that's why.

How did today go?

I left for Lyon at 5:45, after some water and some decaf, and had a mug of decaf in the car with me. My tummy was rumbling en route, so I did wonder how I would manage to get through the day! In fact, once I got to Lyon for my class at 8 I had no problems. I even sat in the cafeteria to work at midday, smelling the cooling paninis etc, and had no problems. I drank water all day, as I always do.
To keep busy before my PT, I did some window, and then other shopping. I bought a really cute little notebook with leather binding, to note all my food intake in, not just on fast days.Whilst I think that SP will be a great help here, noting wherever and whenever will help. It will also keep me more accountable, especially at parties etc, putting each and every glass of wine in. I am sort of going to study myself as it were.

Every mouthfull counts!

I had thought that Jacques would be at paret this evening, so that I wold be fending for myself, but it was cancelled, so he had prepared dinner. I hadn't really told him, as I thought he would be sceptical (as he was) however, he is willing to indulge me. For dinner I had fish soup, ratatouille, smoked mackarel, and fruit. Which came up to 500 calories, more or less.

I didn't have a problem not eating during the day; I had some tummy rumbles, but nothing major. I'm pleased cos I managed a 24 hour fast, more or less, and it seems to be the fasting that has the health benefits, compared to the calorie defecit for the weight loss.

Next fast day is Monday, so I'll blog then at the latest.

I'm tired now, but it was a long day, and it is bedtime. And it's a healthy tired.

Oh, one last thing, I will be doing my best to record mood etc aswell, that being another SP tool which I think might come in handy.

Off to do it now.

Night night all!

Whoops, nearly forgot, my weigh in this morning was 68.5 (up .5 on yesterday) and I can't remember my waist measurement, I'll take it again tomorrow!
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    1745 days ago
    I am going to try this also.
    1752 days ago
    I'm trying this diet too. I'm in my 4th week so far and fasting 3 times a week on 500 cals.
    1796 days ago
    This sounds interesting, and I look forward to hearing how it goes. I know that when I'm very busy I lose my appetite and have to force myself to eat, so I'd probably chose my busy days as well. With my hypoglycemia, though, I'm not sure fasting full days would work. Very, very curious about it, though... maybe I could try it while I'm on vacation sometime... hmmm...

    Also, emoticon to you for keeping your mind open and trying new things!
    1817 days ago
  • KELPIE57
    Kay, I agree with you, and had thought of the 8 hour thingy aswell. I'm planning to log both fasting and non fasting days, to get a better idea! Mind you, having had a whole weekend eating out, I'm a tad concerned just what will come up this weekend!
    1820 days ago
    There is another form of IF where you only consume food for 8 hours a day (I think), and that is supposed to work as well.

    It actually sounds like calorie cycling just in an easy to remember fashion, so I don't see why this wouldn't work. As long as the feed days aren't compensating for the fast days.

    Are you planning on logging on your feed days and fast days?
    1822 days ago
    What a coincidence. I was on the site checking it out last night.
    There was an article in our weekend paper last weekend. My
    friend has already started and she seems pleased. Unfortunately,
    BBC and youTube would not let me watch those episodes because
    of Copyright and I don't live in the UK??? I think I will try it too as
    I have fasted before. Good luck to you. emoticon
    1823 days ago
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