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5:2 Intermittent Fasting – Fast Day 1

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

On Monday I started Intermittent Fasting.

I’m going with the 5:2 variety; 5 days a week you eat normally, not worrying about tracking calories but trying to eat clean anyway, and 2 non concurrent days a week you eat no more than 600 calories (500 calories for ladies).

I was surprised how easy it was until later in the evening…just at that point I would normally have a snack. I stayed strong though and made myself proud.

My intake for the day came in at a little under 600 calories. Here is what I ate.

Breakfast – a boiled egg and a cup of green tea.

Lunch – a tin of Heinz Oxtail Soup.

Dinner – Turkey breast steak stir-fry (a small amount of olive and seasame oil and soy sauce to season and cook) and an apple for dessert.

Snacks – cucumber and celery crudités.

I drank COPIOUS amounts of green tea and water as well as a cup of caffeinated black coffee.

Tomorrow I have my second fast day…I’ll let you know how I get on.

See the original blog posting here

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
UNICORN0827 7/15/2013 12:31PM

  In regards to Monicas post. If you read the book "The FastDiet" by: michael mosley. You will see that clearly that intermittent fasting is extremetly good for your health the the weight loss is actually secondary to that. It increase Human Growth Hormone by anywhere from 600-1300%. It drops blood pressure and reduces bad cholesterol along with increasing the good. These are only a few examples of the good things it does for our bodies. Before making the statements about food as above please read a couple of scientifically based books about IF.
SHAKESHAFT Good Luck I hope it works for you. If you read the book that I mentioned above you will see that fasting actually increases your energy and gives you more strength when excercising.

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JSTETSER 3/20/2013 6:41AM

    Looks like a good plan!

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MARIONJEANA 3/15/2013 12:37PM

    I have been considering this too. So far I have just bought the book. Haven't read it yet!

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MONICA_W 3/15/2013 12:04AM

    I thought you said signing up for the half marathon was when you did something stupid? Sorry, that was uncalled for, especially as we just became SparkFriends! But really... There's no "gain" (pardon the pun) for your body in fasting. Why not nourish your body and fuel it with appropriate amounts of healthy and nutritious foods rather than relying on gimmicky techniques such as this to...what, lose weight? I appreciate that you're making an effort but the overall goal is better health, isn't it? Don't lose that focus.

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ILOVEMALI 3/13/2013 8:38PM

    This is interesting. How long do you plan to follow this?

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RAINBOWCHOC 3/13/2013 7:10PM

    hope it goes well for you, it's not my chosen path but it wouldn't do if we were all the same.
Keep us posted!

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STONECOT 3/13/2013 4:57PM

    I'm starting the same program with my first fast day tomorrow. I'm working it in with Paul McKenna the other 5 days, with my second fast day on. Monday. I'll be interested to know how you get on. My main motivation is not really weight loss, the Paul McKenna does that fine, but the reduction in my cancer risk, as I've survived one lot already. Best of luck, and keep us posted!

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