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I've posted on other 5.2 teams, but temporarily can't find them. I've been doing this a month, and have unusual reactions each week. This time after 2nd fast day, my "regular" day was 500 cal, and today, the 2nd day after fast, I didn't get hungry till 6 pm.

The 2 fast days have required firm self control every time, with the following days eating what I want, I hover around 500. Too bizarre, but I love it.

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Evelyn,
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I also do 2/3 fasts per week, Usually Monday, Wednesday, Friday, since those are my most active days of the week. I only eat one meal during that fast day, at about 5pm, and it's usually protein and a large salad. I no longer bother to stick rigidly to 500 calories, near enough is good enough, and it's difficult to over eat with salad. Tuesday and Thursday are also protein and salad at the moment, but I do eat a cereal breakfast. Saturday and Sunday I have something I've cooked, and it's whatever I fancy, plus a few beers, sometimes roasted nuts and chocolate as well! I started the 5:2 in March and I was 173lbs, now I'm 157lbs approximately. So 15lbs? Which is good for me. I also love this lifestyle. I started it to reduce my cancer risk rather than for weight loss, so I will be on it for life. When I consider I've lost enough, I'll eat more on my non fast days, adding in lunch for a start.

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I've been using an eating plan that's a little different, so I'll add a comment.

I began with alternate day fasting, since my son did it that way, with great success. It has evolved into 3-day fasting. I look at the upcoming week and choose Sunday-Tuesday-Thursday or Monday-Wednesday-Friday according to my plans.

Since I live alone, I don't want to deal with food at all on my fast days. I have been using prepared diet drinks. I alternate between Slimfast and Extendshake. They aren't very tasty, and I try not to think about all the chemicals! I know how to live a healthy lifestyle!

Priority for me was to break that plateau and get my numbers down quickly to please my doctor! When I get near my goals, I will go to the 5/2 plan and I can see myself continuing for the rest of my life.

I have been tracking my feed days on the Sparkpeople food tracker. I have eaten from 1345 to 1860. Again, that depends on whether I'm going out and who I spend time with. (And whether cherry pie with ice cream is offered!)

Like Stonecot, I found my capacity has diminished. I have also noticed that my stiff and sore joints are much better! That alone makes the fasts worthwhile!

As time goes on, my grouchy-baby feelings on fast days have improved. The important thing is to keep busy! Also, remember to eat slowly...especially on fast days, stretch each meal (or drink) out for 20 minutes. It gives you a feeling of satisfaction.

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Hi, I"ve been on IF for about 8 months now although I have taken a break during the X-mas and Easter holidays so i't not really ages but I'm getting there.

On my fast days I only eat breakfast (two slices of whole wheat bread with cheese or ham and a cup of coffee with stevia instead of sugar). Then I skip lunch and dinner (I drink a lot of water and 1 diet soda), go to sleep and eat normal breakfast again the next morning.
According to the research in Brad Pilons book, the longer you fast (not exceeding 24 hrs !) the better so I do it this way.
As a few of you mentioned, the hunger comes and goes in waves. As long as I am busy it's fairly easy to deal with.
My Thursdays are easier than my Mondays because I have my flamenco and Pilates class on Thursday evening (from 6:30 to 7:30 pm flamenco and from 8:00 to 9:00 pm Pilates). I don't feel faint or anything and while I'm exercising I don't feel the hunger at all so the evening seems to pass much quicker.
I have even cooked dinner for the family on some of my fast days. I don't stay to watch them eat it but I can get it ready without any cheating. I'm real proud of it too ;o)
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Day 2 today. It does help to feel hunger and know that short term hunger pangs are not life threatening, just uncomfortable. I usually think I have to feed myself at the first sign of hunger or I will have all these consequences. Having a fast day proves to me that my assumptions are not correct!! Even when I feel really hungry, it only lasts a short time. So I just have to remind myself that this feeling will pass and then I am fine. It is actually quiet telling also that my hunger pangs coincide with the times that I normally eat.

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CAMAEL100: Yes, i also find i get more control over my eating when i do the fast diet.
I keep a diary, and i have 2-3 fast days a week, 2-3 where i manage to eat "normally" with a small treat and not give in to cravings and 2 where i don't succeed and give in to cravings. But, saying that, that is a lot fewer binge days than before.
I think it's a great way to learn to get in contact with hunger feelings and eating signals, and learn what is hunger and what is craving...

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I have been STRESS eating too...wow.....But fasting yesterday really helped...maybe now my MIND will find another way to deal with the stress!!!

Hope yours does too!!

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I was doing really good, losing weight quickly, but I have been bingeing lately due to stress. Today is once again a very high stress day, but today is my 'fast' day, which I am following through on as I do not like the 2 lbs I've regained from bingeing.

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Great discussion going on here! I just started today. I have done fast days before but not consistent. I have in the past found that knowing I was on a fast meant I actually thought less about food and it was easier. I had around 600 cals today, maybe a slight bit more so I hope to do better on Thursday. I am looking forward to this. I think fasting really does help regulate appetite and cravings so I too am going to stick with it for a few months before I evaluate it!

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i ate way too much this weekend..and am so glad to be fasting today.

It's been a month now that I have been on this...will track and see how far I have come on Wed!

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Thanks LIGHTONMYFEET7.Will let you know.

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I overeat... but not as much as I used to, i'm getting better! :-)

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Thank you, Tinybubba!
I am thrilled at my slow but fairly steady downward movement.

Teadrinker- are you eating your normal healthy diet on feeding days? Many people tend to overeat at first. Have you learned any useful tips by poking around here on the team threads?
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Weigh in tomorrow morning. Really hope something will show and not a fourth week of standing still! :-)

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I think it's great that you're not doing the "up 2, down3" thing, but rather staying down! I call that an improvement! emoticon

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I was a tad disappointed to see the same # on the scale this morning (after my 2nd fast day) but realized that I have not been doing my usual up 2 (or 3), down 2.....since I started fasting 6 weeks ago.
So my weight has slid down slowly (5-6 lbs) and it seems to be staying down.

I deliberately tried to eat more today- an eat day- started with 3 eggs but I have felt tummy distress all day! Maybe, like you, Stonecot, I just can't eat as much as I used to.
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Goanna - I started on a Monday too..just one month ago!!!
So I know you can do this....check in with us and let us know how it goes!

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Thanks for all the info ladies. I have a wedding to go to tomorrow,
then Mother's Day so I think Monday will be a good day to start
my first fast day.

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Teadrinker, I think your body is still adjusting to its new regime and will correct itself gradually over the next couple of weeks. I let mine come to terms with fasting in it's own way, and as I said in an earlier message, it has calmed down considerably. I'm no longer devouring everything in sight, and my capacity has shrunk too.

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Yes, i do eat more than normally on my eat days... i guess that is the problem here...

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Love all the responses..thanks everyone for sharing!!

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Maybe cut out the snacks? I know it's fashionable to eat many times at the moment, but I do wonder if it gives people a chance to overeat six times a day instead of three. The book/program said to eat 'normally'. Is that what you'd eat usually? If it is, then that's fine. I have found over the last couple of weeks that my capacity to eat has reduced, and I'm throwing away food that I would have eaten before. Now I'd have to force it in. I had plateaued for several weeks, but this week I've lost 2lbs. Also I had a tendency to go mad over the weekend, and that seems to be diminishing too.

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I am starting my 5th week now. The first two weeks I lost 0,5 kg each week, but the last two weeks nothing...
I have been eating quite a lot on my eat days, and was thinking i should moderate this, but this comment:
"The research found that the people who ate their normal high sugar, high fat diet, on non fast days, lost the most weight! They thought that was because those were the people who stuck to it the longest and the best. Trying to be 'good' on non fast days actually worked against people."
Now i'm in two minds if i should keep eating whatever i feel like on eat days, that is 3 good meals and a piece of cake or icecream along wiht a few extra snacks. Or, if i should try to restrict my calories???
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I certainly don't feel deprived, I no longer think about food all the time either. It's odd, I'll lose a couple of pounds in one week, then nothing for a couple of weeks, but I don't see any reason why I would want to stop living like this, it's mostly so easy. emoticon

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Stonecot,

That's a good solid pound of weight loss per week, without really feeling deprived. I know we deprive ourselves on fast days, but by being able to eat the next day it doesn't really feel like deprivation, right?

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The research found that the people who ate their normal high sugar, high fat diet, on non fast days, lost the most weight! They thought that was because those were the people who stuck to it the longest and the best. Trying to be 'good' on non fast days actually worked against people. I have been doing this 8 weeks now. The first four weeks I found I really pigged out on non fast days, but as time went on, my capacity has shrunk, and I'm not fancying the same things. I am not the fastest loser, as my thyroid is on the lowest end of normal. I don't need any meds, and have no symptoms other than my slowness to lose weight and a naturally low resting pulse, (55-60bpm) but I've still lost 7-8lbs? Very good for me. when I reach goal weight I will simply eat more on my non fast days, as I'm doing it for other health reasons not for weight loss, and it suits my lifestyle so well, that I see no reason to want to stop.

I hope this mini blog helps!

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Also- we do not die of hunger in one day.
The hunger comes and goes in waves.
Ignore it and it will go away.
I eat one bite of greek yogurt or 1-2 hard boiled egg whites if I NEED to eat (like to take meds).


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Love chocholate too, but my next step is not to binge on the eat days, but do good food and a smallish treat... that's the goal anyhow. Some days i'll do it, some days i won't. A small step at a time.

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ohhh chocolate just had a artic zero ice cream chocolate peanut butter! yummy

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Those are great questions.

I have only been doing this Since Mid April...so not long either. But I have started and talked two of my friends into doing it with me.

We all FEEL better...(despite the weight loss). More energy...and all. It's great. And...we all 3 eat less than we use to!

I just need to TAME DOWN the CHOCOLATE!! LOL yes I can have some..but not ALLLL OF IT!!



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Thank you all for the great info. On the non-fast days i just eat whatever i like. Including cake!
I'll stick to that if it works. I do need some treats too.
No ill side effects at all then i take it?

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MEADSBAY I did the same thing. Made a promise to myself to stick with it for 2 full months before deciding anything. I will be at for 2 months on the 4th of May. I've lost 20 pounds so needless to say I have already made my decision about it. emoticon


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Great questions!
I chimed in so I can read the replies.
I started fooling around with intermittent fasting last June but was not methodical or consistent with it. There is a lot of info online about various approaches- mostly aimed at body builders.
I like the structure of 5:2 but think I will increase my fast day calories to at least 800 as I am showing a negative 2 or 3 thousand calories ( I work out a lot!) and think that is not necessary.
I believe the duration of the fast is critical to putting us into fat burning mode.
I also fast on Mon and Wed and find it fairly effortless.
I drink green tea and water all day and break my fast after 2-3-4 pm (16-20 hr fast).
Today is my 5th fast - I was down 3 lbs after my first one but then up again a few days later- not concerned as I am sticking with this for at least 2 months before evaluating my success.
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Im new to this yesterday was my first fast day Wednesday I think fast day 2 will be tomorrow Friday. I lost 1.2 lbs. on my first fast day.

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Thanks.

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On non fasting days I go by what Spark recommends. When you signed up did you fill out the page that asked you what you weighed and what your goal weight is and what date you wanted to meet your goal?

So I eat 1,200 - 1,550 calories on feed days and 60 - 136 grams of protein.

You can set your goals here on Spark or if you did and want to reset them you can reset your goals under your account settings. Good luck!!

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Nikki,

On the non-fast days what is your calories? And what is your protein/carb ranges?
That's where I am at a loss.

I started eating better on April 7th. I did my first fast day on April 17, and my 2nd on April 23rd. As of this morning (18 days) I have lost 7.2 pounds (all but a couple of pounds of it as water weight, shown by bioimpedence scale). Losing 2#'s of actual fat in 18 days doesn't seem like much, though if I didn't have the bioimpedance scale I wouldn't know that, and I would think "Wow! I lost 7.2#'s in 18 days".

The thing is I want to lose more fat, faster.

Right now I keep to 540 calories on my fast days (can't get to 500 due to certain supplements I must take), and on my non-fasting days I eat 1600-1650 calories.

I just googled a calorie needs calculator, and according to it, when I enter all my factors, 1609 is ‘Maintenance Level’ for me. So, I guess if I am eating 1600-1650 calories on my non-fasting days, then I can’t really expect to lose any weight on those days, and only my fasting days are creating weight loss, thus only such a small amount of FAT lost per week.

SO, what calorie range would be reasonable for me to eat on non-fasting days? I do want to lose weight safely.

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4/25/13 10:34 A

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Hi there!

I am almost 2 month along and I've lost 20 pounds so far. I am no expert of course but I will try to answer your question.

-Is there a time when you get tired of the diet?......................Yes. I have fast days that go by without much thought. I fast on Monday and Thursday. Monday is always a breeze. It's like my body is ready for it after 3 days of not fasting. Thursdays are harder for me. I tend to have the munchies more (all mental of course) and I get irritable right before dinner. I eat 2 meals on fast days, breakfast and dinner and while some people snack, I don't so by about 5pm I am ready to eat. I know it is ALL mental and I hope that ever time this will lesson on Thursdays. I can tell you that I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I've tried a fat free diet (in 1996 after my son was born), the south beach diet, the carb addicts diet, the slim fast diet and the weight watchers diet. I HATED all of them and felt sick on most of them. I don't think of intermittent fasting as a diet. I think of it as a lifestyle. I know it's not for everyone but I am very happy with it.


-What do you to when you get to plateaus and the weight stands still for months (does that happen?)..................................
...... I had a 2 week plateau. I was losing an average of 4 pounds a week. EVERY time I got on the scale the day after a fast I was down 2 pounds. Every single time for 4 weeks! Then it just stopped. 2 weeks on no movement on the scale. I didn't gain though. Then last Friday I lost 2 pounds. We'll see what tomorrow brings. I also watched a video blog of a woman doing this and she posted updates every day for 50 days. She only had one week where she did not lose anything.


-What do you do when you reach your target weight?................................... Dr. M says to drop back to one fasting day a week to maintain your weight loss.


-Are there any "side effects" you noticed after doing it for a long time................................. Like I said, it's only been just under two months for me. The only side effects I see are good ones. My appetite is no where near as big as it was. I feel full so much faster. I am sleeping better, I have more energy and my skin looks better. I just feel good. Even when I didn't lose for those two weeks, I still felt great.

Good luck and I hope this helped a little. emoticon

Edited by: KENSHO at: 4/25/2013 (10:36)
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4/25/13 8:22 A

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Hi all!
I've just started - not the alternate day diet but the 5:2 diet. I fast monday and thursday, i find doing more is too much.
I'm only on my third week and have lost 2 kg (4 pounds), it feels good and i'm happy with it.
I'm just wondering how this diet works long term. Has anyone been on it for a long time here? I would love to hear your experiences.
-Is there a time when you get tired of the diet?
-What do you to when you get to plateaus and the weight stands still for months (does that happen?)
-What do you do when you reach your target weight?
-Are there any "side effects" you noticed after doing it for a long time.
I guess in this forum everyone would be pretty positive to the diet, but have you had any bad experiences or heard of any?
All the best to you!

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