I’ve been doing something similar to 5:2 which is called ‘Intermittent flexible fasting’, also twice a week. The difference is in the approach to fast days.
On my fast days I eat breakfast as usual (two slices of whole wheat bread with some cheese or ham and a cup of coffee with stevia instead of sugar). Then I fast the next 24 hrs meaning I skip lunch and dinner, go to sleep and eat normal breakfast again the next morning. Of course I drink a lot of water during the day.
You can go from lunch to lunch the next day (like my husband does) or even from dinner to dinner the next day, as long as you fast for 24 hrs (give or take an hour). I prefer to skip lunch and dinner because they contain the most calories. Twice a week on non-consecutive days.
This method is explained by Brad Pilon on his site EatStopEat. He also recommends doing resistance training alongside the IFF.
It has taken me five months to lose 6 kgs but I knew it was going to go slowly for me (being hypothyroid). I’m still thrilled with the result so far and I’m going to go on until I lose another 4 kg (the 10 kg I gained because of my underachieving thyroid). After that I will keep on fasting 1 day a week to keep my weight stable.
I’m about 5,2 ft and currently 126 lbs aiming for 120 lbs, my ideal weight being 114 lbs (says the conversion table). I get on the scale every day because I know fluctuations are very common, especially for women. I also know that if I don’t drink enough (mostly on a weekend), my weight goes up, probably because my body is retaining water.
Good luck ! Carla
Carpe diem !
| current weight: 119.0