5:2

So day 5 after ankle fusion, and thinking about weight loss. Looking more into 5:2 I think this is something I will certainly give a go, the other things (apart from not being able to get to the kitchen to graze) I am thinking of is reducing the size of my dinner plate, whilst in hospital I noticed the plates were little bigger than tea plates and I was never hungry and stopped when I was full. Movement is restricted so ideas about exercise would be be great, but looking for the silver lining I have 6 weeks to get into new habits and routines... and maybe shrink my stomach. :)

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  • After I'd watched the Horizon programme "Eat, Fast and Live Longer" tinyurl.com/qzgo7tq or tinyurl.com/a8ppjl7 in August 2012 there were no books on the subject, so I took from the programme to eat from smaller plates and to stop snacking between meals and in the evenings and I'd lost a few pounds by the time Kate Harrison's book came out in the October. I'm sure it's mainly too large portion sizes that helped us put on all the weight in the first place - it did me! A typical low calorie ready meal size portion should be the size we're aiming for - I used to look at the paltry amount and think they were having a laugh - but now I find that is plenty with a pile of steamed vegetables on the side. I do tend to have those on my fasting days (M&S Count on Us ones are particularly yummy) as I don't need to work out a recipe's calories.

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