Week Three

Week Three

Not sure if we are supposed to mention the 5:2 diet but if its good enough for Michael Moseley its good enough for me. Plus I needed something to kick start my new eating regime. Found it very difficult in week one but whatever I do to start a new way of eating is always difficult for the first three days and then it improves.

Now at week three and feel like I am getting into some sort of routine. Loving this free NHS Choices 12 week plan. Motivated by attending a festival in the summer and would love to be a stone lighter by then as that would make a big difference to how I feel.

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  • Hi swimmingbunny,

    Mention the 5:2 diet if you like. There's still differing opinions about it - you could say that the jury's still out on that one.

    In fact, there is some stuff about it on the NHSChoices pages - but it's not really very conclusive one way or another.

    nhs.uk/news/2013/01January/...

    My doubt is that eating very little would surely drop your blood sugar and encourage your body into fat storage mode.

    So, I do wonder if it's a particularly good and/or efficient way to get your body to burn fat.

    For me, it all sounds a bit medieval, monastic, pentitential fast-llke. Not that there is anything necessarily wrong about that. But medieval monks didn't fast for weight loss purposes!

  • To be honest it is not a diet that appeals to me. But I do have friends who swear by it-but on fast days go to bed early so that don't think about food!!!!

    I guess the adage is -if it works for you.......

  • I always thought 500 cals a day was so low to be ridiculous - in my current diet that is less than what I have for my dinner, never mind tea!

    If people cope with it by going to bed early then it really is impacting on your lifestyle, in a negative way, and diets shouldn't do that. Another reason to stay away for me!

  • I know its not for everyone, but for me it has helped me kick start my nw way of eating.

    Dont intend to carry it on for too long and I always adapt and mix things up anyway. I am probably having about 700-800 cals on my 'fasting' days and I always make huge VATs of vegetable soup to fill up on so I am not really doing too much penance!!

    Havent had too much time to surf this site yet - are there any daily/weekly menu planners does anyone know, I quite like those for new ideas.

  • BBC Good Food magazine has a summer healthy eating plan - you don't need to buy the mag, just go to the website & sign up for free!

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