5:2 Diet - how much have you lost?

(26 Posts)
dalek Sat 20-Oct-12 15:06:08

Would you mind posting how long you've done this and how much you've lost? I do look at the main thread but there is loads of info on there.

TIA
x

Thelittlestranger Mon 22-Oct-12 12:15:51

Just starting my 9th week and have lost 11lbs...

dontcallmehon Mon 22-Oct-12 13:22:09

Not sure how long I've been doing it - a few months I think? I've gone from 11 stone 5 to 9 stone 9. I now have a BMI of 21!

I've been doing it 3 weeks and have lost 7 pounds.

Mintyy Mon 22-Oct-12 14:12:32

I have been doing it since 1st September and think I might have lost 3 or 4lb, maybe not. My clothes do not feel much looser, tbh.

Yes, I am disappointed.

Next step to gp to get thyroid checked (I have long suspected I have a duff one)

dontcallmehon Mon 22-Oct-12 16:31:18

Oh - forgot to add the important extra bit of info - I do ADF (with the odd missed fast day) not 5:2 - which must make quite a big difference!

dalek Mon 22-Oct-12 19:57:03

Thank you for your replies.

Mintyy -hope you get your thyroid sorted if it's a problem. My sister has an underactive thyroid and once she got her medication sorted out she could not believe what a difference it made to her life - she couldn't believe that everybody felt as well as she did on thyroxine, all the time.

dontcallmehon - is that every other day? Is that difficult to plan social life around?

dontcallmehon Mon 22-Oct-12 23:20:45

It's not too bad, as I will miss a day if something comes up now and again. I have been known to do two consecutive days, but generally will just skip a day and not worry. When I lose the last 10 pounds I will fast for just one or possibly two days a week.

hoops997 Tue 23-Oct-12 00:18:20

I'm in my 6th week and I've lost 13lbs, I'm also doing ADF and sometimes I skip fast days and eat cake blush like tonight

It's a brilliant WOE and very flexible

tumbletumble Tue 23-Oct-12 08:08:36

Have been doing 5:2 for 7 weeks and lost 8lb - am reasonably happy with that

dalek Tue 23-Oct-12 09:29:56

I am doing cambridge at the moment - deadly dull but I know the weight will come off. Was looking at 5:2 as a way to maintain once I lose the weight. Am a bit scared to go straight to 5:2 in case I put on the weight I've already lost and/or stop losing as my calorie intake has been so low for the last couple of weeks.

TellMeLater Tue 23-Oct-12 13:48:23

I've been doing it since August and have lost nothing - it's helping me maintain, so I suppose that's something.

GreenEggsAndNichts Thu 25-Oct-12 12:02:54

I've been doing 4:3, close to ADF but this way I can always have Sunday as a non-fast day. I've been at it since mid-August, and have lost 17 lbs or so. I have found it very easy and it's not difficult at all to plan social outings around. It's nice to have a plan where I'm losing weight AND can go out and eat a meal without explaining why I can't eat certain things. smile

MikeOxardForHalloween Fri 26-Oct-12 13:03:55

Same as greeneggs, I do 4:3 and have been for about 11 weeks. I have lost around 2 stone so far.

TalkinPeace2 Fri 26-Oct-12 22:27:50

since start of term
from 10 stone to 9 stone 3
am 5 foot 5 and age 47

DH has lost more
but he's allergic to scales
he's 6 foot 1 and has dropped 4 inches off his waist

Skinnyeye Sun 28-Oct-12 08:25:05

Started on 3rd September
Doing 5:2
Lost 11 pounds (17 in total was calorie counting before that)
Another stone to go!
Never felt better grin

Skinnyeye Sun 28-Oct-12 08:25:45

Started on 3rd September
Doing 5:2
Lost 11 pounds (17 in total was calorie counting before that)
Another stone to go!
Never felt better grin

Skinnyeye Sun 28-Oct-12 08:27:43

Ooops multiple post and don't know how to delete it blush

scattergun Sun 28-Oct-12 09:06:15

Since mid-August
Doing 20:4/18:6 (4-6 hour eating window each day)
Lost 10-11 lbs (tall, early 40s)
2-3 lbs to go.
On this for life I think. Finding it natural.

babbas Tue 30-Oct-12 22:50:21

Started 5 weeks ago. Not lost anything. Very disappointed!

bunjies Fri 02-Nov-12 13:48:08

8 weeks and no loss. Another who is disappointed.

frenchfancy Sun 04-Nov-12 10:16:49

8 weeks in, lost 9lb. Very happy, finding it very easy.

Weighed this morning after no loss last week and I'd lost 3.2 pounds. That takes total loss to 10 pounds in 5 weeks.

NakedButNotFamous Fri 09-Nov-12 11:38:40

Been doing 5:2 for 6 weeks and lost a stone. Very pleased

KateRuggles Sun 11-Nov-12 16:58:54

Started 5:2 end of August/start of September, lost 1 stone 3lb so far, was regularly losing 2lbs a week, but that has slowed recently. Still a fair bit to go, but really pleased so far!

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