Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 43

Thread: The 5:2 diet

  1. #1
    Member

    Join Date
    13th January, 2014
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    0
    Start Date: 13th January 2014

    The 5:2 diet

    Hi, I'm 21, 5' 2 (and a half - that's an important part!) and roughy 9 stone 4. While I know this gives me a relatively healthy BMI, I'm attempting to shift the excess weight and tone up before I head off abroad in the summer. I've just started the 5:2 diet today (two fast days a week consuming 500 calories, 5 days where you are permitted to eat whatever you like) Research thus far has been somewhat contradictory - it's been rated and slated! I'm currently 8 hours into my fast (breakfast was 200 cals) and physically I feel fine, lots of water has kept hunger at bay! I feel this could actually work! What are your opinions on this? Success stories? Drawbacks? Thanks!!

  2. #2
    Likes to post
    BlodynAur's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th January, 2014
    Location
    Plymouth
    Posts
    118
    Rep Power
    2
    Diet: Slimming World / Calorie Counting
    Height: 5ft5in
    Start Date: 16/01/2014
    Start Weight: 18st0lb
    Current Weight: 17st1.5lb
    Goal Weight: 12st0lb
    Goal Date: 15/08/2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 41.9
    Current BMI: 39.9
    Goal BMI: 28


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 5st1.5lb
    % Lost 4.96%
    I'm going to be nice and awkward by contradicting the other answer you've had, sorry! I haven't actually done this myself (I like food too much to just eat 500 calories for a whole day) but my parents have and they made amazing progress. They both stopped after a few months but they didn't gain the weight back because they said their appetite had gone down. I suppose it depends on the person! I don't think it's a diet you'd be able to keep up for a long time though...
    Goals
    • Lose 7lbs


    • Lose 1st
    • Lose 1st7lbs
    • Lose 2st
    • Lose 3st
    • Lose 5st
    • Lose 7st
    • Fit into my old skinny jeans
    • Fit into the dress I wore to my prom
    • Fit into my favourite one shoulder dress
    • Buy a new Little Black Dress in a size 12

  3. #3
    Im always here!
    maintainer

    carrieclaus's Avatar
    Join Date
    29th July, 2010
    Location
    workington, cumbria
    Posts
    10,741
    Rep Power
    227
    Diet: exante
    Height: 5ft4in
    Start Date: 03/01/13
    Start Weight: 16st0.5lb
    Current Weight: 9st2lb
    Goal Weight: 8st10lb
    Goal Date: forever!


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.5
    Current BMI: 22
    Goal BMI: 20.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st6lb
    % Lost 42.98%
    I've been 5:2 ing since October and I love it. I use it now more as a 6:1 for maintenance now and for the first time ever I'm maintaining my weight. I wish you every success. My only advice would be to keep to the same fast days weekly and never fast consecutive days. It really speeds up the metabolism. My hips have really shrunk and my tummy which is seemingly meant to happen on 5:2. It really is an amazing way of life. xxx
    Carrie xx




    ultimate goal to eventually hit target and stay there!












  4. #4
    Regular Member
    soysara's Avatar
    Join Date
    24th January, 2014
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    23
    Rep Power
    0
    Diet: Vegan (morally), low calorie
    Height: 5ft6.5in
    Start Date: 1/15/14
    Start Weight: 160lb
    Current Weight: 155lb
    Goal Weight: 125lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 25.4
    Current BMI: 24.6
    Goal BMI: 19.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 5lb
    Weight to Lose: 30lb
    % Lost 3.13%
    500 calories is a starvation diet, but I've done it unintentionally when I drink tea to curb my appetite. I think that 3:4 with 4 days at 1000 calories would be a little healthier. But hey, it's your body, and if that works for you and you feel fine, go with it.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Cahrlierogers's Avatar
    Join Date
    12th February, 2014
    Posts
    92
    Rep Power
    1
    Start Weight: 15st7.8lb
    Current Weight: 15st2.5lb
    Goal Weight: 11st5lb
    Goal Date: 28/11/2014


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st5.3lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st11.5lb
    % Lost 2.41%
    do you get kcals for excercise im just wondering
    My targets
    Fit into dress size 16
    Fit into dress size 14
    Fit into size 12 jeans
    Manage to save 200 for shopping for new clothes
    Weight 12 stone
    Dye my hair red at 13 stone
    Get asked out on a date

  6. #6
    Im always here!
    maintainer

    carrieclaus's Avatar
    Join Date
    29th July, 2010
    Location
    workington, cumbria
    Posts
    10,741
    Rep Power
    227
    Diet: exante
    Height: 5ft4in
    Start Date: 03/01/13
    Start Weight: 16st0.5lb
    Current Weight: 9st2lb
    Goal Weight: 8st10lb
    Goal Date: forever!


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.5
    Current BMI: 22
    Goal BMI: 20.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st6lb
    % Lost 42.98%
    2 non consecutive days no more than 500kcals and the other 5 no counting but to eat in moderation. I dieted on a vlcd then low carb till sept then started 5:2. I eat healthy cals and really bulk up my meals with veg, slim noodles on fast days. Hit goal weight early December and have maintained since. It's all about eating in moderation ultimately with any diet but rather than cutting your cals by 200-400 every day, fasting 2 days per week has really worked for me. I've been a size 22 at my biggest and have maintained a size 8 since November. Losing 4.5stone last year. It's the only time I've managed to maintain any weight loss. I use a mixture between 5:2 ( I've I've had an indulgent meal out ) or 6:1. Some weeks I haven't had to fast as my kcal's have been clean throughout the week. Hope that helps. xxx
    Carrie xx




    ultimate goal to eventually hit target and stay there!












  7. #7
    Im always here!
    maintainer

    carrieclaus's Avatar
    Join Date
    29th July, 2010
    Location
    workington, cumbria
    Posts
    10,741
    Rep Power
    227
    Diet: exante
    Height: 5ft4in
    Start Date: 03/01/13
    Start Weight: 16st0.5lb
    Current Weight: 9st2lb
    Goal Weight: 8st10lb
    Goal Date: forever!


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.5
    Current BMI: 22
    Goal BMI: 20.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st6lb
    % Lost 42.98%
    Quote Originally Posted by Cahrlierogers View Post
    do you get kcals for excercise im just wondering
    Because I've always exercised since before 5:2 I personally don't eat my exercise kcal's back but no strenuous exercise is meant to be done on a fast day xxx
    Carrie xx




    ultimate goal to eventually hit target and stay there!












  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Cahrlierogers's Avatar
    Join Date
    12th February, 2014
    Posts
    92
    Rep Power
    1
    Start Weight: 15st7.8lb
    Current Weight: 15st2.5lb
    Goal Weight: 11st5lb
    Goal Date: 28/11/2014


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st5.3lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st11.5lb
    % Lost 2.41%
    im on weightwatchers i always use the ones i earn i shouldnt really but i surppose would be difficult with not much food anyway
    My targets
    Fit into dress size 16
    Fit into dress size 14
    Fit into size 12 jeans
    Manage to save 200 for shopping for new clothes
    Weight 12 stone
    Dye my hair red at 13 stone
    Get asked out on a date

  9. #9
    Im always here!
    maintainer

    carrieclaus's Avatar
    Join Date
    29th July, 2010
    Location
    workington, cumbria
    Posts
    10,741
    Rep Power
    227
    Diet: exante
    Height: 5ft4in
    Start Date: 03/01/13
    Start Weight: 16st0.5lb
    Current Weight: 9st2lb
    Goal Weight: 8st10lb
    Goal Date: forever!


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.5
    Current BMI: 22
    Goal BMI: 20.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st6lb
    % Lost 42.98%
    I really don't find it difficult at all, I think because I always have exercised since before fasting, I'm fine. Don't get me wrong I do think the psychology of knowing I can have more food tomorrow if I want/ need it comes in handy as normally when it's a non fast day I very rarely over indulge. Think it's the old saying, we always want what we can't have. And when we can have it, we don't really want it lol. I'm not saying this way is for everyone, but I've been 5:2 ing for 5/6 months now and my weight is completely stable. I've found my balance and what works for me, if I choose to lose more I'll reduce kcals on non fast days slightly, or bring in another fast day. It's about finding what works for each individual. There's far too many diets out there to say any 1 single plan is right for everyone. xxx



    The 5:2 diet-image-2594441372.jpg
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The 5:2 diet-image-2722643987.jpg   The 5:2 diet-image-1197972704.jpg  
    Carrie xx




    ultimate goal to eventually hit target and stay there!












  10. #10
    This time its personal!!
    bunchomonkeys's Avatar
    Join Date
    11th February, 2014
    Location
    Warrington
    Posts
    912
    Rep Power
    10
    Diet: Exante total solution
    Height: 5ft9in
    Start Date: 17/02/13
    Start Weight: 20st1lb
    Current Weight: 19st1.6lb
    Goal Weight: 12st0lb
    Goal Date: Christmas 2014 (or earlier if possible!!)


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 41.5
    Current BMI: 39.5
    Goal BMI: 24.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st13.4lb
    Weight to Lose: 7st1.6lb
    % Lost 4.77%
    Quote Originally Posted by carrieclaus View Post
    I really don't find it difficult at all, I think because I always have exercised since before fasting, I'm fine. Don't get me wrong I do think the psychology of knowing I can have more food tomorrow if I want/ need it comes in handy as normally when it's a non fast day I very rarely over indulge. Think it's the old saying, we always want what we can't have. And when we can have it, we don't really want it lol. I'm not saying this way is for everyone, but I've been 5:2 ing for 5/6 months now and my weight is completely stable. I've found my balance and what works for me, if I choose to lose more I'll reduce kcals on non fast days slightly, or bring in another fast day. It's about finding what works for each individual. There's far too many diets out there to say any 1 single plan is right for everyone. xxx



    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image-2594441372.jpg 
Views:	135 
Size:	332.5 KB 
ID:	125863
    You know what Carrie - you are seriously inspiring and part the reason I started properly on this site and started my own diary - just wanted to say thank you!
    Time to start liking my body again.....!


    NEW START 16/06/14 - weighing in at start 19st 11.8lbs
    Wk1:
    Wk2:
    Wk3:
    Wk4:

    Previously.....
    Wk1: 13lbs lost 20st1lb to 19st2lb Wk2: 4lbs off taking me to 18st12lb Hmmm.... blip here! WK 1: Bit of a mess around but lost 2lbs in about 3 days Now 18st 3.2lbs
    Mini Goals: 1 stone . 2 stones 3 stones 4 stones 5 stones 6 stones 7 stones 8 stones
    Weigh less than my husband.
    By my holiday late Aug to wear something in a size that doesn't start with 2.
    Put my 'skinny' cropped jeans on (and not be cut in half by fastening the button!)
    To have lost more than I still need to lose
    Go in shop and not have to dive straight to the back of the rail to find my size.
    Go down a shoe size (does happen when I am smaller)
    Make sure I sit in an aeroplane seat not as snugly as last time (although I realise this depends on the plane!)

  11. #11
    Im always here!
    maintainer

    carrieclaus's Avatar
    Join Date
    29th July, 2010
    Location
    workington, cumbria
    Posts
    10,741
    Rep Power
    227
    Diet: exante
    Height: 5ft4in
    Start Date: 03/01/13
    Start Weight: 16st0.5lb
    Current Weight: 9st2lb
    Goal Weight: 8st10lb
    Goal Date: forever!


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.5
    Current BMI: 22
    Goal BMI: 20.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st6lb
    % Lost 42.98%
    Quote Originally Posted by bunchomonkeys View Post

    You know what Carrie - you are seriously inspiring and part the reason I started properly on this site and started my own diary - just wanted to say thank you!
    Thank you Sooo much, what a lovely thing to say. And a lovely thing for me to read, if I inspire one person to believe that they can do it and they go on to achieve it then that's amazing. Thank YOU xxx
    Carrie xx




    ultimate goal to eventually hit target and stay there!












  12. #12
    This time its personal!!
    bunchomonkeys's Avatar
    Join Date
    11th February, 2014
    Location
    Warrington
    Posts
    912
    Rep Power
    10
    Diet: Exante total solution
    Height: 5ft9in
    Start Date: 17/02/13
    Start Weight: 20st1lb
    Current Weight: 19st1.6lb
    Goal Weight: 12st0lb
    Goal Date: Christmas 2014 (or earlier if possible!!)


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 41.5
    Current BMI: 39.5
    Goal BMI: 24.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st13.4lb
    Weight to Lose: 7st1.6lb
    % Lost 4.77%
    Quote Originally Posted by carrieclaus View Post

    Thank you Sooo much, what a lovely thing to say. And a lovely thing for me to read, if I inspire one person to believe that they can do it and they go on to achieve it then that's amazing. Thank YOU xxx
    No seriously - thank you! I am on day 6 of exante and have already lost 12lbs! need to update my diary though - Will in a bit! I can only hope to achieve as much as you have x
    Time to start liking my body again.....!


    NEW START 16/06/14 - weighing in at start 19st 11.8lbs
    Wk1:
    Wk2:
    Wk3:
    Wk4:

    Previously.....
    Wk1: 13lbs lost 20st1lb to 19st2lb Wk2: 4lbs off taking me to 18st12lb Hmmm.... blip here! WK 1: Bit of a mess around but lost 2lbs in about 3 days Now 18st 3.2lbs
    Mini Goals: 1 stone . 2 stones 3 stones 4 stones 5 stones 6 stones 7 stones 8 stones
    Weigh less than my husband.
    By my holiday late Aug to wear something in a size that doesn't start with 2.
    Put my 'skinny' cropped jeans on (and not be cut in half by fastening the button!)
    To have lost more than I still need to lose
    Go in shop and not have to dive straight to the back of the rail to find my size.
    Go down a shoe size (does happen when I am smaller)
    Make sure I sit in an aeroplane seat not as snugly as last time (although I realise this depends on the plane!)

  13. #13
    Im always here!
    maintainer

    carrieclaus's Avatar
    Join Date
    29th July, 2010
    Location
    workington, cumbria
    Posts
    10,741
    Rep Power
    227
    Diet: exante
    Height: 5ft4in
    Start Date: 03/01/13
    Start Weight: 16st0.5lb
    Current Weight: 9st2lb
    Goal Weight: 8st10lb
    Goal Date: forever!


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.5
    Current BMI: 22
    Goal BMI: 20.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6st12.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st6lb
    % Lost 42.98%
    Quote Originally Posted by bunchomonkeys View Post

    No seriously - thank you! I am on day 6 of exante and have already lost 12lbs! need to update my diary though - Will in a bit! I can only hope to achieve as much as you have x
    Wow!!! That's a fantastic loss in the first 6 days! I'll look for your diary! Xxx
    Carrie xx




    ultimate goal to eventually hit target and stay there!












  14. #14
    This time its personal!!
    bunchomonkeys's Avatar
    Join Date
    11th February, 2014
    Location
    Warrington
    Posts
    912
    Rep Power
    10
    Diet: Exante total solution
    Height: 5ft9in
    Start Date: 17/02/13
    Start Weight: 20st1lb
    Current Weight: 19st1.6lb
    Goal Weight: 12st0lb
    Goal Date: Christmas 2014 (or earlier if possible!!)


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 41.5
    Current BMI: 39.5
    Goal BMI: 24.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st13.4lb
    Weight to Lose: 7st1.6lb
    % Lost 4.77%
    Quote Originally Posted by jucbad View Post
    Hi, 12lbs loss in 6 days is a lot.
    I know, although it is my first week so you do lose more..... Can't say I am complaining about that right now though!! lol
    Time to start liking my body again.....!


    NEW START 16/06/14 - weighing in at start 19st 11.8lbs
    Wk1:
    Wk2:
    Wk3:
    Wk4:

    Previously.....
    Wk1: 13lbs lost 20st1lb to 19st2lb Wk2: 4lbs off taking me to 18st12lb Hmmm.... blip here! WK 1: Bit of a mess around but lost 2lbs in about 3 days Now 18st 3.2lbs
    Mini Goals: 1 stone . 2 stones 3 stones 4 stones 5 stones 6 stones 7 stones 8 stones
    Weigh less than my husband.
    By my holiday late Aug to wear something in a size that doesn't start with 2.
    Put my 'skinny' cropped jeans on (and not be cut in half by fastening the button!)
    To have lost more than I still need to lose
    Go in shop and not have to dive straight to the back of the rail to find my size.
    Go down a shoe size (does happen when I am smaller)
    Make sure I sit in an aeroplane seat not as snugly as last time (although I realise this depends on the plane!)

  15. #15
    Really Really likes to post!
    ellejay1984's Avatar
    Join Date
    29th December, 2013
    Posts
    1,484
    Rep Power
    32
    Diet: Slimming World
    Height: 5ft7.5in
    Start Date: Oct 2009 & June 2011
    Start Weight: 12st12.0lb
    Current Weight: 9st8.0lb
    Goal Weight: 9st0lb
    Goal Date: May 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 27.8
    Current BMI: 20.7
    Goal BMI: 19.4


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 3st4lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st8lb
    % Lost 25.56%
    Quote Originally Posted by carrieclaus View Post
    I've been 5:2 ing since October and I love it. I use it now more as a 6:1 for maintenance now and for the first time ever I'm maintaining my weight. I wish you every success. My only advice would be to keep to the same fast days weekly and never fast consecutive days. It really speeds up the metabolism. My hips have really shrunk and my tummy which is seemingly meant to happen on 5:2. It really is an amazing way of life. xxx
    Hi hun x wow inspiring, u look great!! I'm reading the 5:2 book at the moment, on SW for past 3yrs & struggling to lose last stone or so. Think 5:2 is the way forward. Can I b a pain & ask if u would mind writing on here an example of ur fast day food diary? (I'm a veggie). Thank u in advance x L x

    Sent from my ST23i using MiniMins.com mobile app
    Working to lose my weight demons by June 2014

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast




Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.