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    Hi everyone. I am new to all this. Have done nearly every diet going so decided to give this a shot. Today is my first fast day. Saving almost all my calories for my evening meal as I am one of those that when they start eating they can't stop

    Feeling kind of shaky though and had heart palpitations? ? Normal? I do suffer with anxiety and panic attacks so I am connecting the two.

    Hit the 500 cals bang on. Chicken, potatoes, carrots and vegetable soup for tea. Had a cup of bovril earlier to keep me going.

    Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hey, well done on starting your journey on 5:2! I'm a new starter too, first fasting day tomorrow, I'll subscribe to your posts and hopefully we can motivate each other

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss14 View Post
    Hey, well done on starting your journey on 5:2! I'm a new starter too, first fasting day tomorrow, I'll subscribe to your posts and hopefully we can motivate each other
    Thanks. It will be nice to have someone to do this with.

    Really enjoying my breakfast this morning. I thought I would be starving but I am not too bad. Been for a walk so only just having breakfast.

    My tdee is apparently 2600 calories and that is what I should be aiming for on none fast days. Seems a bit high to me.

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    Miss14 will you be counting calories on none fast days?

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    I'm actually looking forward to starting my fast day tomorrow! I will try and count approximate calories on my non-fast days, my TDEE is about 1800 so as long as I'm below that it should be fine. That seems quite a lot to me as I'm used to trying to eat 1200-1400 daily. MFP will be my life saver!

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    I am on mfp if you want to add me or I can add you.

    I suppose we have to keep our body shocked by eating more on normal days otherwise we could go into starvation mode. I really enjoyed my fast - I had a sports bottle of water beside me with lemon, lime and ginger in. Really refreshing.

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    Hi Rach!

    I'm doing a kind of 5:2 combo with SW. Decided to take this approach as tried fasting last year but seemed to maintain rather than lose, as I just had no structure on non-fast days & ate too much / the wrong things! Ooops.... Will be interested to see how you get on. Good luck!

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    Hi Emma. I was thinking of doing it alongside unislim which is similar to sw. But for now I think I will just stick to counting calories. How long have you been doing it?

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    I've never heard of unislim, is it something you've already done before?

    I started in the new year. I've generally lost every week, except one huge gain when I ate out for an entire week!

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    I had started unislim a few weeks ago but just felt I needed something else. How much have you lost? I can't see on my mobile.

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    Second fast tomorrow. Actually looking forward to it. Just having a final feed of a slice of wholemeal bread with peanut butter and jam. Pleased to say i haven't eaten until I have felt completely stuffed.

    Food tomorrow is noodles, courgette, mushrooms, peppers, onions, tomatoes and prawns with a bit of chilli sauce. That will be tomorrows evening meal. Will have oxo or bovril drink during the day along with water and coffee and herbal tea.

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    Hi Rach those heart palpitations sound a bit of a worry, if it is anxiety then 5:2 might be for you. Because it works with a simple weekly rhythm, and does not rely on a whole lot of carbo, caleric,fat, protien counting and measurement, you don't have to get caught up in a whole lot of fussy details and worry. But more importantly, fasting calms the mind and emotions as well as appetite. Personally I don't worry about the 500 cal on fast days I usually drink green tea and a couple of coffees sweetened with honey getting by with a lot less than 500 cal. And like a lot of people doing this I look forward to the fast days, so all the best love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babysumo View Post
    Hi Rach those heart palpitations sound a bit of a worry, if it is anxiety then 5:2 might be for you. Because it works with a simple weekly rhythm, and does not rely on a whole lot of carbo, caleric,fat, protien counting and measurement, you don't have to get caught up in a whole lot of fussy details and worry. But more importantly, fasting calms the mind and emotions as well as appetite. Personally I don't worry about the 500 cal on fast days I usually drink green tea and a couple of coffees sweetened with honey getting by with a lot less than 500 cal. And like a lot of people doing this I look forward to the fast days, so all the best love.
    Thank you. I think it probably is just the anxiety. I have had them on and off for years Hadnt really had them lately until the afternoon of the day I fasted. But have had them the odd time since. It could also be due to the fact I am reducing one of my tablets. Will see how i get on and if I feel unhappy will see the doctor.

    Someone else also told me her panic attacks were reduced doing this woe. Hoping it will be same for me and I will eventually get off all my medication. Fingers crossed thanks again for commenting, lovely to hear from others. X

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    4lb loss for my first week. Not bad considering I only started Monday. Hope week two is as good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachgleeson View Post
    4lb loss for my first week. Not bad considering I only started Monday. Hope week two is as good. Sent from my GT-I8190 using MiniMins.com mobile app
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