So I remembered to weigh myself yesterday to assess how the 5:2 is doing (but as I've said in the past, weight loss is not my goal - big, strong muscles and heavier and heavier barbells are!
Weight on 24 July: 80.2kgs
Weight on 15 August: 79kgs
So I'm -1.2kg, which doesn't seem like much but consider this: although I have tried to keep my nutrition as clean as possible, there have been more sweet treats than usual these past few weeks, some ice-cream (well, it *is* summer!) and I have baked something every single week since the beginning of the holiday.
Yet despite this, I have experienced a loss - Once I kick the treats into touch (which will probably be easier once my son is back at school and we are back to our normal routine), I'd like to see how effective the 5:2 could truly be.
Here is another one of my fast days dinners:
Vegetarian Chilli, serves 1:
Fry one finely minced garlic clove and half a red chilli, also finely minced in 1 tsp of olive oil.
Add 1 pinch of cumin + 4 chopped small mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes.
Add half a tin of chopped tomatoes and half a tin of red kidney beans and simmer for 10 minutes.
Serve with 2tbsp of brown rice.
(I have found this chilli nutritious and filling enough without the rice which is why there is none on the photo.)
Have a fab day Sparkfriends!