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From how 5:2 works and what to eat, to tips on getting through those fast days, read our guide to intermittent fasting.
I started 5:2 a few weeks ago and it seems to be going well (I don't have scales - but my clothes seem loser). I've been reading on here about TDEE and mine is around 1900. Should I be having less than 500 calories on a fast day? Do you all try and stick to your TDEE on a nfd?
stick with 500 : it makes it simpler.My TDEE is now only 1500 and when I'm losing weight I stick to 500 on FDand yes, if you do not stick to an average of your TDEE on normal days, you'll get / stay fatI suggest to people to see what their TDEE will be at their ideal weight and roughly aim for thatTDEE drops as you get older : a 70 year old needs 1/3 less calories than a 20 year old of the same height and weight
Thanks a lot. Every calorie counts in a fast day - so I think I'll stick to 500, it seems to be working. I've only got half a stone to lose - so there isn't too much difference between the two. There also seems to be a variation depending on which calculation is used - so I'll take the average. Thanks again.
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