After trying 5:2 for one week, I have decided to stop and start again in the new year. Several reasons for this: I messed it up a little bit last week by not researching the right things to eat, and therefore felt weak and like I was starving on the fast days (ended up doing 6:1 after cheating on one of the days).
I now know exactly what I should be eating on fast days to feel full. I work in a school and know I will not be able to do the 5:2 while I'm at home over the christmas holidays. This is the last week at work and there is always a lot of cake/chocolates floating around. I'm not going to overly stuff my face or sabotage myself over the break, I'm going to stick to my 30 mins a day on the cross trainer and add some wintery walks in with my fiance too. Intending to start 5:2 properly on January 5th when I go back to work and very much looking forward to making progress with it! I love the idea of it and I know it will work. Thanks to everyone that's helped with tips and motivation in the last week. I'll be back Have a nice christmas guys x