Tomorrow's Friday (hurray) and on Friday I do my version of the 5:2 diet (I call it my "hunger day"). Except I don't reduce my intake to 500 calories, I don't eat anything. I drink my tea in the morning (with milk, so it's not really zero calories) and I let myself have a cup of coffee in the afternoon if my thoughts won't stop circulating around food. But that's it. The usual walk/jog first thing in the morning, but an extra walk at lunch time when everyone goes off to the canteen. And in the evening I walk all the way home from work (9 km). The next day I can weigh up to 2 kg less - and, yes I know most of its water, but not all of it and it is motivating to see the scales drop. As long as I'm going down week on week it's fine by me!
And I tell you, breakfast on Saturday is the most tasty meal of the week. Saturday's generally good, because I have to eat well. I don't want my metabolism to think I'm starving, so I tend to go over my limit. Thursday is similar (lulls my metabolism into a false sense of security).
Because it's just one day a week it's not actually that difficult. I can keep my willpower going for one day. And because it's Friday I can look forward to the weekend. Most people leave work earlier on a Friday as well, so I can set off on the long march home at a reasonable time. And the walk is brilliant too - it's like a cushion between work and weekend, I can think things through, get out of work mode and start to enjoy the freedom of 2 days off. So all in all it's almost enjoyable and I feel like a right "self righteous prig" when I go to bed on Friday night, knowing the scales are going to be good to me the next day.
However, Thursday evening is another matter - no food for me tomorrow is a bit depressing. 😬 But think of the benefits 🤔😎👍