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    The book is very useful as I dont know a lot of stuff about dieting, this is the first time Ive ever counted calories for example. I like that it has more on the science and the 'how to' of 5:2 and lots of testemonials for inspiration. Because 5:2 is such a simple idea and ultimately flexible you might not need to get it. it does however seem to favour not eating at all for as long as possible to actually 'fast' rather than go low on calorie intake. Say you stop eating at 8, your fast wont really start until about 11pm or midnight, you would then need to go as many hours as you can with a zero calorie intake (so eating your 500 cals at say 6pm would give you an 18hr fast). They do stress flexibility though, what you cant stick to will never work for you. If nothing else the 4000 or so calories not eaten during the week should result in about a pound a week loss. It also talks about GI and GL a little bit. Things I know nothing about but I get the gist to avoid sugar spikes.

    How are you all getting on foddier and Chubbycheeks? This being my second week I'm hoping my Friday weigh-in will be a good one!

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    At the end of week one and 3 fast days I'd put on 1 1/2 lbs !!!!!
    Very disheartening to put it mildly .
    I can only think that , although i was sticking to 500 cals on the 3 days I did, I was having them in 3 meals and a couple of snacks ...ie dieting rather than fasting .
    So today I'm doing 2 meals , no snacks and as near 12 hours between meals as I can... will do this 2 or 3 times this week and see if things improve ... they'd better !!!
    How did you all do ?

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    How was the weigh-in Levin ?
    I'm at the end of week 2 and feel better but scared of weighing and being disappointed again !
    I feel better so maybe I'll stick with the "feel good factor " for now

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    Hi Foddier

    weigh in was amazing! seven pounds in two weeks! might stick to a two week weigh in for a bigger spur!

    Im glad you feel better - I feel good too - the best bit being I'm just not that hungry on up days even - I eat dont get me wrong but I just dont want as much as I used to think I needed.

    nothing wrong with not weighing at all mind you - if you feel better you will soon look better. I read on here a lot of people judge by clothes alone - they just get looser. Im looking forward to that as my clothes arent loose but do fit okay these days

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    I stayed the same this week, think i must have eaten too much on normal days. Been a bit more careful last couple of days so hoping for some progress on Tuesday x

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    Plucked up the courage and weighed.... 4lbs lost in 11days so well pleased with that.
    It certainly gets easier as I get used to what makes up the 500 cals on fast days without spending ages in calculations.
    At the moment doing Mon, Wed and Friday each week works for me .... but will go to 2 days a week if I have to.
    40th wedding anniversary coming up in May.... so that's what i'm aiming at !
    Lets all have a good w/end

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    Quote Originally Posted by foddier View Post
    Plucked up the courage and weighed.... 4lbs lost in 11days so well pleased with that.
    It certainly gets easier as I get used to what makes up the 500 cals on fast days without spending ages in calculations.
    At the moment doing Mon, Wed and Friday each week works for me .... but will go to 2 days a week if I have to.
    40th wedding anniversary coming up in May.... so that's what i'm aiming at !
    Lets all have a good w/end
    thats amazing! congrats foddier!

    I genuinely think that the weight loss doesnt come from fasting, it comes from reduced calories as a total over 7 days. dont go nuts on up days but do eat whatever you want, I had a bottle of wine last friday and 2 cakes over the week too, also Galaxy ripple is 175 and is the way to go on UD's if you want some chocolate.

    i am honestly eating less on UD's than I used to because Im not so hungry as I used to be, or at least if I am hungry i dont go nuts. learn what full is, theres full and theres ridiculous, thats my mantra.

    I bought a pack of 4 muffins this week and Ive just put two in the bin, they were ridiculously sweet and didnt really taste that good so i figured "Im not gonna eat these" and chucked them away. believe me that would NEVER happen before I started on 5:2. Its brain training, I simply dont need that much food to feel good.

    great work so far, good luck and much love, Levin x

    ps. i have a glass of wine now, weekend and all that

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    Good luck for your weigh-in Chubbycheeks but don't make my mistake and get too hung up on the scales.How you feel is just as important I'm now finding and I was actually looking forward to todays fast.... how weird is that ?!

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    Interesting diet. Like juddd
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    MINI GOALS!
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    Get into that dress!
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    Wondering about doing this diet for a few weeks, I've been doing SW for a year but my losses have been really slow that I'm not as motivated as I should be, thinking maybe 5 days on SW and then two days fasting might bump my weight loss up and stop me eating everything in sight on other days...

    Looked at the thread on the first page of the thread and that seems to be a similar diet but the people seem to do 3 days fasting same as I saw on a couple of sites people were doing it everyother day instead of just two. so just wondering what everyone else does, do you do two days or three fasting?

    Interested in doing it too to see if it actually works from the science side of it too

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    Yeah I'm interested to. Someone was talking about it on the telly. I think I'm gonna give it a go starting next week as away this weekend! Any tips/rules etc. and what's was the average weight loss?
    Kim x

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    If gonna do this gonna need a lot of support, especially till get into it!
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    Me too

    Had my first fast day yesterday and it went well, managed to get to 16 hours before eating, then really made myself eat slowly from my list of food and not rush onto the next bit of food, plenty of water inbetween.... going to set all my food out again tonight for tomorrow, then it's ready to eat... actually last night I had cals to spare not too many, 40 it was I think it was enought o have had another hot chocolate but I was too lazy to get back up and make one haha.

    Found I was hungry about 8 oclock, but took my daughter upto bed put the tv on and kept telling myself I'd get the last of my calories in at the end of the programme, then pushed it to the next programme etc. and managed to push it to 2 1/2 hours before eating anything and I was past the worst of the hunger by then...

    What I did do was worked a hot chocolate into my days menu to have at bedtime so I had something nice to look forward too well worth the 40 cals ....

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    [QUOTE=ultrabluedress;6069615]Found I was hungry about 8 oclock, but took my daughter upto bed put the tv on and kept telling myself I'd get the last of my calories in at the end of the programme, then pushed it to the next programme etc. and managed to push it to 2 1/2 hours before eating anything and I was past the worst of the hunger by then...QUOTE]

    thats the tip right there! sounds like you have got it sussed so far! I find I push just another hour and when that hour comes I'm not that hungry! You might soon find you actually have lots of energy on fast days too, i tend to get loads done!

    Good luck and keep at it! Levin x

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    Hi guys, I'm new to 5:2, and planning my first down day for tomorrow! Really looking forward to something new, got SW overkill lately and need a change.
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