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    Anyone doing the 5:2 diet?

    I read about this yesterday and thought its worth a try - eat only 500 calories 2 days a week and whatever you like the other 5 days.

    Trouble is I think I'd eat too much on the 5 days to lose weight so I'll think of it as aiming for 2000 calories those days.

    Anyone else giving it a go? x

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    I'm doing it, had my first fast day yesterday, found it quite easy really, today I didnt eat that much as my brain is learning that hungry is okay!
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    5:2 diet

    Quote Originally Posted by chubbycheeks7 View Post
    I read about this yesterday and thought its worth a try - eat only 500 calories 2 days a week and whatever you like the other 5 days.

    Trouble is I think I'd eat too much on the 5 days to lose weight so I'll think of it as aiming for 2000 calories those days.

    Anyone else giving it a go? x
    I started 2 days ago too ... doing Mon, wed and Friday... husband said face thinner already. I think he's just being nice...are you hungry /

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    I still have such an appetite i'd struggle to keep to 500 a day I think! Only just started proper dieting and my appetite is coming down a bit.
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    I'm on my 2nd fast day....feeling good but finding 500 cals quite a struggle to keep to. Celery sticks help a bit . Any other ideas ?

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    Celery sticks good, and lots of cups of tea!

    I started Monday with a 500 cal day and it was easier than I thought it would be, sure thats cos I knew i'd be able to eat more the next day. Then Tuesday and today I've just eaten 3 meals and the odd snack. Was gonna count 2000 cals but thought i might get hung up on it and actually think ive eaten less than i would normally. Tommorrow is my 2nd 500 cal day, hope i can stick it out.


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    tomorrow is my second 500 day too! porridge tubs locked and loaded
    Ive been counting cals:
    Mon 500
    tues 1700
    weds1400

    I think something has switched in my brain honestly, good news!

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    I've now done only 2 fasts and feel better already.... won't weigh till after the 3rd tomorrow but hopeful .
    What are the porridge tubs about ???

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    Great, you sound really positive levin and foddier, keep it going

    I havent tried porridge tubs yet either but gonna look next time i'm shopping, like the sachets though, taste lovely with 1% milk.

    Ive had all my 500 cals for today now, its 6pm so got to see the evening out with nothing but a cup of tea but feeling OK, lets do this peeps! x

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    Quote Originally Posted by foddier View Post
    What are the porridge tubs about ???
    they are like the sachets but you add water to the line, lots available but I love the Alpen fruit and nuts one. I got them purely as its easy to count calories with them, from 190-240 each so have two and youre done

    today though I had 3 coffees all day and kept pushing my eating later and later, finally realised the other half of the pasta bake I made yesterday (and was gonna have tomorrow) was 500cals so Ive just eaten that at 7pm.

    Feel great though, being hungry is okay because I can eat whatever tomorrow, strangely still not pigging out on UD's though, Im sure to do that soon!

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    Bad choice this morning....( 3rd fast day). Thick snow and I had grapefruit and kiwi !!
    One of those porridge tubs would have felt much better.
    We can do this together knowing others are going through it and I have read that it gets easier as one gets used to the calorie values of things... my little book is getting a lot of use this week.
    A large mug of hot water with a slice of lemon and fresh ginger is my latest "free food"...it'll warm me up after that grapefruit !

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    Lemon and ginger hot water sounds amazing!

    this will be my first weekend since starting and even though Im not fasting til Monday (do Mon Thurs) Im worried I'll just crack open the wine and sit about eating crisps and pastries! I might not weigh myself until Friday morning (post DD) - a Friday weigh-in (with a loss!) might boost me for the weekend and stop me from going overboard.

    Im glad we are all quite new to this on this thread - nice to share the ex0perience and think aloud with you all

    good luch for your weigh-in tomorrow foddier! please ket us know!

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    Oh and my 5:2 book (Moseley) has arrived! weekend reading sorted.

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    Do let us know after the weekend if the book is worth getting. All the info I have is from The Sunday Times and related articles online.
    Enjoy your w/end... have a glass of wine , just not a whole bottle at one sitting !

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