I am struggling to find a diet that fits. I've tried everything over the last year and a half but the two I've had most success with are low carbing (primal style-ish) and 5:2 (which I did for a while last year.
I really wanted to do a vlcd to shift the lbs quickly, but it makes me soooo grumpy with the kids and makes me obsess about food - I'm not ruining our summer holiday by letting my diet take over.
So here's the plan, from tomorrow:
- 5:2 (using the rest of my vlcd packs to start with) with one of the fasting days falling on my rest day, the other on an easy running day to start with.
- Follow the Hanson half marathon plan for the new forest half (8 weeks tomorrow)
- Low carb (under 70g) the rest of the time, not too worried about calories on my non fasting days as long as the carb count is low.
- Keep this up for the rest of the Summer hols with the aim of going back to school one stone lighter in September
I also have a week's Bootcamp booked from Fri 2nd August and I'm hoping that will help shift half a stone 10s here I come! (I'd like to lose 2 stone overall by Christmas)
And as planning is the key to success, here's my plan for the next week
Sun - Down day, run 4 miles
Mon - Up day, run 4 miles, 30 day shred
Tues - Down day, 30 day shred
wed - Up day, run 4 miles, optional 30 day shred
thurs - Up day, Rest day
fri onwards - off to Bootcamp!