I've decided to attempt the 5:2 diet after watching a programme by Michael Mosley on the health benefits (other than losing weight) of occasional fasting.
I had my first fast day yesterday, and all I can say is that it was hard. I had 520 kCals in the day, split between breakfast, lunch and tea. And I was hungry.
It was hard, but I figure it will get easier as I go along. And surprisingly I didn't wake up hungry this morning, despite going to bed hungry.
So does anyone have any tips for how to manage the hunger, or even any good foods that fill you up but are low in calories, or general information/suggestions? They would be great Along with the support of course.
Second fast day. I decided not to have breakfast and sip on sparkling water as has been suggested. It worked well and I just finished lunch (around 2.30pm). Made myself an orzo, courgette, pepper and spring onion salad for tea which according to the recipe is 200kCals per portion and I could fit just less than a portion in the box I'll take with me tonight.
I have rehearsals from 4pm-11pm so it's going to be hard to not graze but hopefully we'll be busy enough that I don't have time to eat.
I'm not as hungry as last time, strangely.