Thank you to everyone who responded to my previous post on 'Taking the misery out of the weight loss process' which I posted a couple of days ago.
The majority of people who responded recommended the 5:2 diet to me and asked if I knew about it. I have always been aware of this diet but I have never thought about trying it. But hey, I've tried almost everything else so I'm willing to give it a go and the fact that a significant amount of people on this website recommend it is quite motivational.
Before trying this diet, I have risen a few questions to myself and I wondered if anyone on here could answer them using their own experiences or knowledge. Such as:
Do you have to exercise regularly in order for this diet to work or would it depend on how much you eat on non fasting days? If you do exercise, is it easier to exercise on non fasting days or fasting days?
Also the diet states that on non-fasting days, you can eat 'normally' - I would imagine that if I ate what I normally eat on these days, it would probably make up for the fasting days by itself or maybe add an even bigger total to my weekly calorie intake causing weight gain anyway! So I would imagine it really means that you can eat normally but not in the excessive amounts that you usually eat - as mentioned before, I have a problem with portion sizes! I was thinking maybe on non-fasting days eating what I want but making sure the total calorie intake is equal to a recommended daily intake e.g. 2500 for me as I am male. Any advice or experiences shared with me would be appreciated.
I will give this a go