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8/3/16 9:36 A

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I've been made the leader of the spark team 5:2 Fast Diet for Beginners (pretty much by default) and am curious if these two teams can be combined. I love 5:2 and will stick with it for life.

If anyone here has information about combining teams let me know. I will go to the Leader's group and see if this can be done. Seems silly to have two separate groups with the same information. In my opinion the more the merrier when it comes to support!


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6/29/16 4:00 P

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Decided to try 5:2 again did start last year lost about 10 lb and gave up need to keep it up this time on my first week and second Fast day today bring it on .

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6/21/16 5:10 P

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Hello, I have been around Spark since 2008 and did very well. But now have found that I am slipping backwards. I was reading about the 5 2 diet and thought I would get back on track by doing the 2 days of fasting.
Any encouragement or suggestions are welcome. I need to get my headspace into a healthier life style!
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3/24/16 11:18 A

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I do the 8:16 daily fasting

Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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my WOE is up to 50 g. carb, moderate protein, no sweeteners of any kind, high in good fats, and only REAL food!


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3/24/16 10:03 A

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I am going to start 5:2 fasting on Tuesday of next week. My mother has had great luck with this method, resulting in a loss of 30 lbs. She says it is something she can do for life and is the first time she has ever felt like she was in control of what she ate. I hope it works for me as well.

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8/16/15 7:38 P

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Hi. My name is Penny. I am new to your team and just starting to learn a bit about the 5:2 Diet. I have been doing a bit of reading on it and watched his documentary and like the idea of it. I think I am going to try, starting with my first fast day being tomorrow. I am a very fussy eater so find it hard to follow conventional "diets". I am hoping to learn and grow and become a faster, lose some weight and get healthy!

I look forward to learning from all of you and encouraging one another as well.

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8/13/15 11:33 P

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Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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8/13/15 9:25 P

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Hi I am just starting this with today being my first day and fast.

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7/17/15 1:23 A

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Everybody is different! I can't do the 5:2, I get too hungry. And I have long days with working at home and kids!

Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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7/16/15 8:06 A

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Eat less, move more, job done.


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7/16/15 12:07 A

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I do an 8:16 Fast every day for 4 months now. Best decision I ever made. Super easy! No cravings. It was a challenge to "change". But very do-able!

Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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7/15/15 5:35 P

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I have just started 5:2 fasting, so far so good. I have about 25-30 pounds to shed but I'm happy to do this slowly. I'm not doing as much exercise as I should, but will be stepping it up from here on. Hoping for support and encouragement here! emoticon emoticon

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6/18/15 10:41 P

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Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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6/18/15 8:28 P

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Hello, I'm Sandra. 60-ish and overweight - but healthy! I'm married and have 3 grown children and many grandchildren. I work about 20 hours a week. I love to walk, read, crochet, and watch TV. I'm trying to lose weight because I hate buying XXL tops. I finished ready "The Fast Diet" last week, and began my program this week. I plan to post my results here, as I go along. I'm anxious to see how everyone is doing.

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3/14/15 9:36 P

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I'm in St Cloud and we summer in Emily (north of Brainerd),
I grew up in the cities (Robbinsdale, East side St Paul & Shoreview.)

I have PCOS with type 2, so LC is it for me :o)
Nice to meet you!

Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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3/14/15 11:10 A

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hi Now- i use to do low carb too but it made me desperately ill even though it was successful method to lose weight for me. i thought Eat, Fast, Live Longer was a new key for this new chapter in life. i was amazed that after not fasting for this past year i didn't gain but 5lbs... so back at it for me. Where in MN are you?

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3/14/15 6:52 A

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Hi! I'm in MN too.
I saw Dr M's documentary a while back and thought nothing of it.
I'm on a Low Carb/ high fat lifestyle. I lost weight got my blood sugars down and then my weight started creeping back. I wanted to do carb cycling but found it too hard. It is actually easier for me not to eat. I need to cut back calories and I think this will be perfect!
Several LC/HF friends on SP fast, and they love it. I'm ready!
Very excited to be here!

Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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3/12/15 4:49 P

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i use to hang out here and i found a lot of success with this fast diet crew. I know i disappeared for a year. it all happened when we left to go traveling the southwest in March of 2014 in a little travel trailer we bought. i'd like to say we were able to keep up the lifestyle of fasting (and fulltime rving for that matter) but we returned in June of 2014 and i lost my dad to pulmonary fibrosis. and my hubby was diagnosed with the same dreadful disease just shortly before i lost my dad. we returned to our home in Duluth, Mn and hubby decided he is now done with winters, so we have moved to Cape Coral, FL.
long story short– hubby's PF is not progressive at this time.... thank god! but he gained all his weight back and me....well unbelieveably, i only gained about 5lbs. all my clothes still fit but i have gotten a little rounder around the middle. we've decided to get back to fasting. i think i have the time to log and blog again too. well at least i am going to try to do my best to get on sparkpeople every few days. i don't have a scale, but i do have a tape measure so i can check myself that way. today was a successful fast day! woo hoo. good to be back.

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2/9/15 6:34 P

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It's great to see so many new fasters!
This way of eating is good for the weight and the joints and the allergies, and the lab tests.
Plus, it's EASY!!
Best wishes!

Esther!
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2/3/15 9:42 P

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Hi! Just like everyone, I have some stubborn pounds and I really have been trying for a long time to get them OFF. I have been trying very hard, so I have been trying different diets and reading about them to see if they work. I feel like a guinea pig! I tried the 17 day diet and felt "low" (sugar?) and I think its too hard on my system. I tried perfect health diet, and the food is good but I don't see weight loss. I saw 5:2 but Checked amazon and I don't see weight loss, even if its easier. I started the rice diet but getting sick of rice and I don't want to do that! The point is that I am willing to try anything that works, and this diet has a lot of success on Amazon when rating the program/book. I just hope this works, and hope that I can take what I need from the other diets I tried to use it to eat the foods I can deal with here!

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1/18/15 9:30 P

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Hello everyone,

Like a lot of you, I'm new to this group but not new to SparkPeople (since 2010). I've been stuck at the same weight for what seems like forever, and though I have a fairly physical job (US Postal Service) I feel like my body's gotten used to the same old 6 days a week type of activity that I do at work.

I'm 54, and need to lose about 80 pounds, plus do something about my achy joints and back problems (scoliosis, bulging discs, stenosis, etc. etc.) My chiropractor recommended I look into The FastDiet and I just finished reading Michael Mosley's book last night. Today (Sunday) was my first fast day, and it really wasn't too bad! I think I'll be able to make this work.

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1/8/15 4:59 P

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Tried them all, lovely distractions, so I settled on the one that is perhaps the lowest maintenance. Seems to be working, losing inches and gaining energy. I live near Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Last summer I hiked twice a week, helping a friend get into a size 6. Great fun, but exhausting. Happy to be doing the Fast to keep me on track with food.

If it is to be, it is up to me.


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11/18/14 6:07 P

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Just popping in to say that I've been on the fast diet for nearly two years now, and I'm down to 149 pounds from 173. Not an enormous loss, but near to my ideal weight.

My glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol are all excellent. Keeping on fasting!

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Focus on the NSV's not the number on the scale.

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11/16/14 8:03 A

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Hi Jenny. Nice to meet you. No one seems to be posting on here anymore.
I have been on Spark for 7 years and have trouble losing weight too.

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11/13/14 8:59 A

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I'm Jenny and I've been on the Fast Diet for about 5 weeks now. So far I have found the fast days manageable, especially because I know that I don't have to worry about what I eat on the other days of the week. I was introduced to the diet through my friend and colleague, Suzy, and her husband, Paul. They are from the UK and had watched the documentary and decided to try it. They sent me the link to the documentary and I was really impressed with how sound the science was behind it. I teach Chemistry and Physics at a public charter high school in Charlotte, NC.

I have been overweight most of my life and lost a bunch of weight in 8th and 9th grade with Weight Watchers. But then I moved and stopped the program and gained the weight back, plus some. I have attempted some weight loss plans in the past on this site, but I never stuck to it because it was too demanding, restricting, and stressful. I have arthritis and it restricts how much exercise and what kind I can do. I am hoping that the Fast Diet will help my body heal and easy my joint pain so that I can exercise more. I only weigh-in once a month. At my last weigh-in (3 weeks into the Fast Diet) I had lost 2.5 pounds. I am excited to see what happens at the next weigh-in!

I would love to meet some new friends on here that are doing the same plan. So feel free to friend me and keep in contact!

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6/25/14 11:15 A

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Tammae, I don't do low carb, with my crazy digestion, high carb is more successful.
It's great that you have nearly eliminated the migraines. Mother had them and they were so miserable!
The healing aspects of intermittant fasting are amazing! I began last July, and during the winter, I had no aching joints at all.
Another weird (but good) thing I have noticed this summer, mosquitos are avoiding me! It's not becase I'm too small for them to find, they just buzz past without taking a bite. I haven't read of anyone else having this result, but I'll cheerfully accept it!
Best wishes!

Esther!
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6/18/14 1:25 P

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I just watched the Eat, Fast, and Live Longer video today. I like how they show the body repairing itself through fasting so I joined this group to learn more. I have 60 lbs to lose and am gaining/loosing the same 10 lbs. over and over.

My husband and I have been low carb people for years and it has nearly eliminated my daily migraines and He is completely off blood pressure medicine. I plan on attacking the fat loss with Intermittent Fasting and Low Carb. I am looking forward to only having to count calories two days a week! I know I could live this way...just am not sure it will work with my slow poke metabolism.

Anyone else low carb or Paleo with Fasting?


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Ferrnie, it's great to have you here!
Like you, I love nature and the outdoors, and exercising there is the best feeling of all!
Best wishes on your journey to fitness!

Esther!
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6/17/14 5:49 P

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Hi, I'm Ferrnie. I'm 57 years young. I have a wonderful husband, same age as me, but I look younger emoticon

I have a shih tzu, he's my baby. His name is Willly. I groom him myself.

I live out in the country on a quiet road in Pennsylvania. My property borders the PA State game lands, so there are often deer, turkeys and other wildlife in our yard.

I have been trying to loose weight for many years, but I also love to eat and cook. I found SparkPeople while doing a web search and thought I'd join.

I have lost some weight, but feel the need to be more involved with other people like myself. Spark is a great place. Always someone to help an old gal out emoticon

I use to garden and I loved it. I planted all sorts of flowers for butterflies and humming birds.
Now I spend my extra time Sparking, walking, sewing, cleaning etc. (just getting through day to day)

My husband is disabled, but helps out as much as he can. He's a good man.

I'm happy to say, I could only walk about 1/2 mile when I joined Spark in May. I'm up to 2 miles. Quite an achievement for me.

I am working on adding some weights, swiss ball and a yoga dvd called yoga booty. I try to keep up with those girls, and I'm getting better.

There were times when I first started walking, I didn't think I would last. I had so much pain in my hips and knees, some nights it was impossible to sleep. I told myself, it's either give up or work through it. I had read, that exercise is important for us older folks and it will get better. It did get better. Thank goodness!

I still get sore, but not the type of pain I had in the beginning. It's bearable now. And I finallly am feeling like I have more energy too.

I love to laugh and enjoy life. Hope that fills you in on what I'm like a little bit. emoticon

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5/30/14 11:45 A

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Welcome to the team! emoticon
I agree that the sense of freedom on this eating plan is wonderful.
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Just for today...I can do ANYTHING !

Esther!
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Hello All,

Even though I joined SparkPeople a while ago, I never really utilized it, so please excuse that I hadn't set up and Avatar etc yet. It'll get done soon!

I just finished my first week of the FastDiet and I really think, IF I can really lose weight on this diet, it'll be something I can do for a lifetime.

What I love about the concept is that it can eliminate the obsessive way of dieting that counting cals and carbs can do.

Just the psychological trick of being able to say to myself "I just have to make it through this ONE day", can make all the difference in the world.

And even on the first week, I can say that I did not feel the need to "binge" on my feast days. Of course, we'll see if this holds up, but, so far so good anyway.

Anyway, looking forward to reading all of your stories and getting to know you.

VL

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Restaurant meals are REALLY difficult...although many have calories on their websites.
My mantra is, when in doubt, eat only half.

Esther!
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Thank you for the welcome emoticon . Its great to hear things should get more balanced soon. I thought about using the food tracker but have decided to try and only count my calories on the fast days for now, if I still struggle to lose any weight this next week or so I will start tracking. I think the thing that puts me off is its difficult to know how exactly how many calories are in food from restaurant or cafes.

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Hi, and welcome to the team!
It seems perfectly normal to me that you would overeat for the first few non-fast days. Especially if you have been struggling along at 1200-1500 calories for months (or years.)
You feel suddenly free!
All the reserach shows that you should become more balanced quickly. It's important to drink adequate water EVERY DAY, and keep up your activity level.
Some of us find the Spark "calorie differential" report helpful, but it requires tracking all food and exercise. It tells you, mathematically, when you will lose a pound (or not.) I like that accuracy!
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Hi Everyone, emoticon

I've wanted to try this way of eating for a long time now, ever since I saw the documentary over a year ago but I never seemed to get round to doing it. I think I was afraid that i'd find sticking to 500 calories too difficult.

I finally started a week ago and found that it was so much easier than I had expected. The hunger was not unbearable at all and psychologically, knowing I could eat the next day made it easier. The problem I have found though, is that after a fast I find myself eating so much more than usual. At some point halfway through the day after a fast I get ravenously hungry. I actually gained a pound this week so am determined to stop pigging out on non fast days.

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Hi Casey! Welcome to the team!
You asked for tips...The 5/2 plan works well with Spark. Using the tracker makes it easy to count your 500 (or 600) calories, and your activities.
In my experience, on non-fast days, I usually eat at the top of my allowance, and sometimes a little above. Never NEAR the 2000 calories the book talks about.
The first 20 lbs. came off rapidly. Then I slowed. I'm a retired lady, so I'm not as active as I could be. My son lost 110 lbs and my daughter-in-law lost 80 in about 8 months. They also ran several miles each day!
It's ideal to weigh yourself the morning following a fast (wellness) day.
You'll find they go faster if you plan plenty of tasks for that day!
Best wishes! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Esther!
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Hi my name is Casey and I need to lose about 20 kgs. I am not new to SP but new to this way of dieting, Can I incorporate it with my SP diet on days that I am not fasting??

I have chosen Monday and Thursday as my fasting days with Tuesday as my weigh in day.

Any tips would be fantastic.

Thanks.

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Hi, and welcome to the team!
I learned about 5/2 from my son and daughter-in-law. They did it together and had great results. So I began last July and feel better than I have in years.
Best wishes on your journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi all,
this is my first day on the Fast Diet.I've chosen Mon and Thu as my fast days, so today is a kind of test.

I work out regularly, 3-4 times a week but I don't see results because my eating habits are out of control. My DH did 5:2 for a while and he really liked it. Now I give it a go, with the aim that I can control how much I eat.

Good luck to all of you too!

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Welcome, Jane!
Planning ahead is the best thing you can do.
Plan your food and plan lots of projects to keep yourself busy.
Drink lots of water as you fast.
Best wishes!

Esther!
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4/2/14 5:37 A

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Just watched the Horizon documentary on PBS. I like the idea and I think it is something that I can do long term . New to this team but not to SP.

Today is my first fast day - have planned my food and I know I can do this. Would welcome any tips and ideas.

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Hello, I am new to this and hoping it is something I will be able to do for the rest of my life. I have never worried a lot about my weight as far as health because I have always been able to do what I want even with an extra 40 lbs. I am finding lately that this is not true. I have been recently diagnosed with sleep apnea and am supposed to lose weight or go on cpap. Well I decided to use this as a wake up call and lose weight. Any tips to doing the fast diet will be appreciated.


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3/10/14 11:47 A

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Welcome to the team, Natalie! emoticon
I'm glad you and your husband are fasting together.
Wishing you success.

Esther!
Slow and steady wins the race!


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3/6/14 5:42 A

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Hi there, my name is Natalie I'm for Israel. My first contact with fasting was along time ago with a book called The Fast (if i remembered correctly), caught my interest and I gave it a try, but as Michael Mosley explained fast for long periods is quite a big task and also is not something that can be done if you are the kind of person that like to go out with friends and visit the family. So even when I was happy with the outcomes (weight loss and feeling great!) I did not continue.

Watching Michael Mosley documentary brought me back to that previous experience with fasting and confirm the benefits of giving your body a break from eating.

I do feel better fasting and now I also keep track of the calories I consume during not fasting days with Sparkpeople. My husband is also fasting and he found it very easy to follow.

So thank you for create the team because is great to have people to talk about this topic.

See you around!!!

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Hi everyone, I'm still in reading mode, but this sounds very appealing to me. I'm a senior with about thirty pounds to lose. My stamina for cardio is not there anymore, so I thought this might give my system the kick in the pants it needs. I plan to start next week with Monday. Shirley

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2/11/14 11:17 A

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Hi Sharon!
Like you, I couldn't face food choices at all. I got some Slim Fast drinks from the pharmacy. I drank one three times a day. No planning (or obsessing) involved.
I got tired of them rather quickly, but by then, my body and mind were tuned into fasting.
Now my go-to menu on fasting days are a slice of cheese and an apple at 1 p.m, a cup of homemade vegetable soup at 5 p.m. and maybe another fruit at bedtime.
Best wishes!

Edited by: GARDENQE2 at: 2/11/2014 (11:18)
Esther!
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Hello - well, I have the books, I've seen the video - I may have even joined this team before and then dropped out....I have made a few half-hearted attempts to have a fast day...do you think I can do this? I need to have a plan for the fast days that will involve no thinking about what to eat - any suggestions would be helpful. emoticon

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Hi All! Like many others here, not new to SP, but new to 5:2/4:3 WOE. This is my first week, and today is my second fast day. So far so good, sipping water and assorted hot teas, waiting for dinner at home with the family.

I have about 85 lbs I need to say goodbye to, and I have to make it work this year! I have some health issues that while they won't be cured, they can be helped by dropping this weight. I joined the "official 5:2" forum, but it's based in the UK and that makes it hard to "talk" with ppl; plus, I am already here on SP, so I thought might as well see if there are those here doing the WOE.

Looking forward to getting know you all here and sharing my journey with you all!



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Welcome to the team, new members!
We're glad you came here to join us on our journey to health!

Esther!
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Good afternoon. I am not new to SP, though I haven't been on here for quite awhile. I kept hearing about the "Fast Diet" on NPR and decided to give it a try. I started on Tuesday, January 21. This was my first "fast" day and it went well. Much easier than I expected. Today is my second "Fast" day and so far it has been even easier. I can say that I was more conscious of what I ate yesterday, too. I am excited to find others on SP using this plan. i hope to stay motivated!

See you on the Thin Side,
Nicole


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Hi!

Thought I'd drop in with a quick hello. I'm not new to SP but I've been reading about and watching info on these types of plans for a while now and have decided to give it a try. Since having kids weight loss is much tougher to come by for me. I've lost ~20 of the 45 I need to lose with just portion control, calorie counting and exercise. I need something to push me to the next level now.

I've decided to "fast" Mon, Wed and Fri for now and tweak as needed from there. I'm very interested in the health benefits obtained from fasting and have read many of Krista Varadays studies about it, which is what prompted me to give it a go.

Good luck to all of you on this journey. I look forward to getting to know you around here!

Debb from Ontario, Canada (EST)

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Hi!
I'm not new to sparkpeople But I am new to this forum and diet plan! I'm in my first week of this new diet and today and Thursday is what I have chosen for my "wellness" days! (Much better term than fasting thank you!). I'm looking to lose 25lbs so I hope this helps! GL everyone with their journeys and I wish you all the best! :)

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Welcome, Gail! emoticon

Esther!
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