EATmum I've stuck with 5:2 (well not this week) even though I hit target ten months ago BUT I let my weekends really relax and sometimes have 750 in a fast supper ..... then again TDEE is only 1500 now
I've lost about 10lb, and am at the weight I wanted to be - actualy lower than I thought I was aiming for, but that's where I've settled down. Thinking of moving to 6:1, but weirdly quite enjoy the fast days now. Though I also love the feast days ...!
I've been doing it for 7 months and have lost 7 kgs.
I have another 2 kilos to go until I'm at my goal weight (2 months until my 40th ).
Sylvana - but you only have to miss the comfort food brings for a day. That's the beauty of it. It's not like other diets/regimes/whatever where you're restricted the entire time - low fat, zero sugar, no carbs, etc - none of which, for me at least, are sustainable long-term. I like all of those things way too much to cut them out of my diet indefinitely.
On 5:2 you cut things out of your diet for 2 days, and then enjoy them on the other 5. And you get to lose weight while you're at it.
Bumping this, as I'd love to hear some success stories too. I started today and I'm feeling a bit miserable. I'm not really that hungry, just missing the comfort that food brings. I need some motivation ...