How long have you been fasting and how much weight have you lost?

(89 Posts)
ChocolateBiscuitCake Mon 24-Jun-13 19:40:20

Have done my first fast day today and struggled...was fine until children's tea time and then became like a woman possessed at not being able to pick at their spag Bol! I was grumpy and snappy the rest of the day!

Desperate to lose last stone of baby weight (done 2 already) and need to focus on the task at hand.

Would love to hear the positive outcomes of fasting so far, please smile

Fasterkillpussycat Tue 25-Jun-13 05:52:38

I have been doing 5:2 since the start of April and have lost 31 pounds. It is brilliant! The fast days get easier, particularly when you start to see results.

I've lost 2.5 stone in just over 2 months.

feeding the kids is hard on fast days, I make sure I plan ahead and give them something I wouldn't touch - not hard as I'm quite picky!

good luck x

stinky Tue 25-Jun-13 06:23:26

I started on 23rd Feb at 75.7 kilos and am now 59 kilos. Feel fantastic.

Elderberries Tue 25-Jun-13 08:36:18

I started in march and have lost a stone. Not huge amounts but I have stalled for the last month and am now losing again.

Started without counting calories on feed days but now have to re-educate myself to normal eating on feed days to lose weight.

wigglybeezer Tue 25-Jun-13 09:10:05

DH and I are doing our own version, we just skip sugar two or three days a week but otherwise eat normally. Weight is slowly but steadily coming off. I work as a gardener and am too active to skip lunch on days wheni'm working, sometimes I do have a late high protein breakfast and skip lunch on days when aim less active. Aiming to be back at my pre- kids weighting about a month, it will take DH a bit longer!

wigglybeezer Tue 25-Jun-13 09:12:36

Forgot to say, my Dad is doing the proper 5:2 aged 72 and has lost a lot of weight round his middle.

I started Feb half term, met target on first May bank hol (down from 10st 0.5lbs to 8st 10). Since then I've done 6:1 instead of 5:2 and have gone down further to 8st 4.5lbs. It worked for me!

ChocolateBiscuitCake Tue 25-Jun-13 12:45:53

Wow, wow ladies - you are all my inspiration - amazing!

Thanks for sharing.

Have really gone off alcohol (fed up of the hangovers and being grumpy/tired round the children!), so am hoping that that with the fasting will really help things along. Alcohol has definitely been my failure in the losing weight game!

I love the idea of ultimately getting to 6:1 (and more importantly into 8st 5'4" it can't be impossible even if just 8st 13lb!!)

newbiefrugalgal Tue 25-Jun-13 12:50:14

Have you thought of 16/8, I'm going to start this.
Week 3 of 5:2 and lost 2kg so far!

28th January - 22.5 pounds so far.

All going great.

whats4teamum Tue 25-Jun-13 14:22:25

21 jan - 30lbs - 5'4" - wouldn't mind shifting another 11lbs.

chocolatebiscuitcake I'm 5ft 4 too, so it is certainly possible!

charitygirl Tue 25-Jun-13 17:48:26

Since Jan, 18 lbs. don't see it as a 'diet', it's just how I eat now, and I can take a break for hols etc. basically maintaining now.

katedan Tue 25-Jun-13 17:55:48

I am on week 4 and have lost 4lbs which makes me on target as I was aiming for 1lb a week. I have not been careful on non fast days which I know I will have to do to as well but for now I feel better and clothes seem to fit better.

hollyisalovelyname Tue 25-Jun-13 18:12:16

How does it work? Can you eat on the fast days?

holly take a look at 5:2 thread no. 22 where you will find lots of info and a very warm welcome.

GampyWabbit Tue 25-Jun-13 19:37:41

I think I would like to do this too. How does it work?

MarshmallowCupcake Tue 25-Jun-13 21:27:03

I've been doing 5:2 since mid January and I've lost 1st 8 3/4lbs. Most definitely a way of life and highly recommended! The only time I really struggled was around week 7, I'd gone out for dinner the night before and my pal just had soup so I had a mushroom , blue cheese and brioche starter - big mistake!! I was nearly crying the next day because I was so hungry! I always make sure I have a thermos cup full of coffee or green tea to drink so that my mind doesn't start playing games of 'I'm hungry'!!
Going to bed early is a great way to distract from those feelings of wanting to eat in the evenings!

hollyisalovelyname Wed 26-Jun-13 09:01:23

Postmanpatscat thank you

herbaceous Thu 27-Jun-13 15:43:33

I think I've been doing it since March, and have only lost about six pounds. Not great. But then I have been eating quite a lot on non-fast days, and downing the wine.

I also gathered that if you're not particularly overweight to start with, it is a less effective diet than some...

I've been doing it since 29th April, and have lost 15lb. It isn't necessarily the case that it is a less effective diet if you aren't overweight to start with, I had a BMI of 22 to start with. Like others have said, I see it more as a way of life now, rather than a diet. It's also helped iron out my terrible snacking habit!

orderinformation Thu 27-Jun-13 18:53:14

V inspiring thread so marking place. Am coming to end of second week now but forgot to weigh self. However when ds born I was 107kg and I reckon in the six months since he's gone I went up to 110kg. My aim is actually just to get to 99kg which although still I overweight would take me to what I was aged 21 when looking back I was much healthier and looked much better. Basically a two stone loss would make me very happy.

Bramblesinforrin Thu 27-Jun-13 19:00:15

18 weeks, 18lbs, 5 inches off stomach, 5 inches off hips smile

herbaceous Thu 27-Jun-13 19:04:01

Gee. I feel a trifle inadequate faced with you lot! Especially Moomin - my BMI was 25, so I was/am a good deal more overweight than you!

I fear I may have to resort to doing some exercise.

casawasa Thu 27-Jun-13 19:07:37

This is my second fast day. My downfall is definitely going to be cooking tea for my ds. I'll need to be smarter on those days and have something I've prepared on a non fast day I think.
Love hearing the success stories - very inspiring!

Prawntoast Thu 27-Jun-13 19:13:50

End of Jan, just over 22lbs - 4 inches off waist, 4.5 off hips and 2 off each thigh. Would like to lose around another 14lbs or so, but this is how I eat now, easiest and most sustained weight loss I've had - just wish I had known about it years ago.

defineme Thu 27-Jun-13 19:21:41

moonimsummermadness unless you're oriental then you're BMI is not supposed to go under 20 -being underweight can have just as serious health implications as being overweight.

babysaurus Thu 27-Jun-13 19:26:52

Want to mark place. Need to lose at least two stone. Managed a week where me and DH fasted for two days then he went away re a job and we got a bit sidetracked (he went to have a meeting about a permanent position and it all got a bit tense / exciting so diets went out the window!)
However, I have a wardrobe full of lovely clothes and they'd look so much better if there was less of me in them! I am going to start on Monday and was considering doing three days, Mon Weds and Friday, for a couple of weeks to get a head start.
Thanks for the inspirational thread!

babysaurus Thu 27-Jun-13 19:31:08

Those who lost inches from their middles, do you think this is partly due to the fasting or do you reckon it would have gone from the same areas even if you were doing WW / Low Carb / whatever...?

ChocolateBiscuitCake Thu 27-Jun-13 19:32:44

Did my second fast day yesterday - was surprisingly fine (definitely need to keep busy so as to not spend the day dreaming of food!).

However, this morning, I woke feeling dizzy and slightly 'out of body'. Haven't really recovered and hoovered a lot of unnecessary food wherever possible.

I take metformin, so suspect my blood sugar is not happy when I wake after a fast day. Anyone else on metformin?

Well done ladies - your results are so motivational!

DoctorRobert Thu 27-Jun-13 21:07:20

I've been doing it 5 weeks and have lost 12lb so far.

I've had a week off this week though - have been sticking to my TDEE each day but no fasts. Going to start again on Monday.

Prawntoast Thu 27-Jun-13 21:10:09

baby, no I don't think it's the way of eating it's just the way I have lost weight. I've gone down reasonably in proportion and have lost all over, it's just easier to measure some parts than others!

babysaurus Thu 27-Jun-13 21:35:32

Ah, ok! Bit of wishful thinking on my part perhaps!

Not sure if I even dare to weigh or measure tbh - it might be just too depressing! I still think I'm a size 12 but occasionally see reflection and realise I look fat instead!

Least this sounds like its easy to do long term. Don't really believe in diets, as such, as think you usually put it back on once you stop but this seems more sustainable.

May have to lurk in these boards a lot though!

xigris Thu 27-Jun-13 21:49:18

Hi everyone, I have a probably stupid question: I'm about 2 stone overweight and really desperate to lose it. I saw the Michael Mosley documentary and thought the 5:2 diet looked great but was preg at the time (hence 2 stone to lose....) DS is now 6 months and doing brilliantly on solids but I am still bf ing him. Do you think it's possible / advisable to do the 5:2 in this situation? Thanks!!

defineme, no, I'm not oriental ,but also not underweight. I would need to lose another 6lb to be underweight, as an underweight BMI is 18.5 or less. I'm healthy, and aiming to maintain at my current BMI of just under 20.

Prawntoast Thu 27-Jun-13 22:06:01

xigris, there are some bfing ladies on the main thread. The theory of 500 cals for women was I think based on 25% of the average woman's daily requirement. If you are bfing you may require a few more cals? Pose the question on the main thread, someone will know the answer.

xigris Fri 28-Jun-13 11:24:58

Thanks prawn I'll do that

elsie07 Sat 29-Jun-13 12:20:34

I've been doing this since Feb and have lost 16lbs. Slow and mostly steady loss with absolutely no desire to stop doing it which for me is the biggest surprise. I started off thinking "i'll give it a month" and now it's 6 months and we'll see. I'd urge anyone not to give up after less than 4 weeks because for most people it gets easier and it's such a shame not to get to the point where you're not struggling with it. I'd hate to have to go back to the beginning again (irritable, cold, blurred vision etc).

PogoBob Sat 29-Jun-13 19:49:52

I'm not doing 5:2 as still breastfeeding 5mo DS full time and 2yo DD twice a day, DD is also a crap sleeper so can't face that few calories.

However I'm doing 18:6. Basically I fast for 18 hours out of each 24 and just eat in a 6 hour window (between 12:30 and 18:30). 16:8 is more common but 8 hours is long enough for me to stuff a little too much!

I don't calorie count in that time as it's pretty difficult to over eat - I do keep a rough eye on the amount of carbs I eat. Also, not drinking alcohol makes a huge saving. I also have Sat off so today will eat between 12:30 and 21:30.

In 2 weeks I've lost 9.5lbs. I have another 2 stones to go so I've the weight to lose, don't expect this rate of loss to continue.

Acinonyx Mon 01-Jul-13 09:38:07

Since Jan - and I've lost 10 lb so slightly less than 0.5 lb/week! I did get a bit fed up - but now that I have dropped a dress size I am happy with it. I'm posting to encourage all those who are also losing v-e-r-y slowly. You have to take the long view. It had become incredibly difficult for me to lose weight and IMO it was because I am perimenopausal. So Iam relieved to find something that works at all - even slowly. Hoping to lose another 6 lb then stay on 6 :1.

I have found it tough and some weeks got fed up with it - but you have to keep your end goal in sight. I am really delighted with the weight loss so far even though it's been so slow.

Im doing my second week, and dare not weight myself as very early days. Im really impressed at all the weight loss people have reported in this thread, its very inspiring. However, I have a couple of questions:

1) Do you take your weight as being that of a fast day or on a NFD?
2) If you've lost loads, are you doing 2 meals or 3 smaller meals a day?

Thanks in advance.

yamsareyammy Mon 01-Jul-13 14:45:04

Acinonyx or someone else. Do you also think that your wieght loss may have been slower, because you didnt have a lot of weight to lose in the first place? Does that make a difference to it.

I forgot I have one further question:

Those that have lost a lot: did you eat as you usually would on NFDs or did you do the calorie-expenditure thingy calculation (sorry, cant think of the abbreviation!).


Acinonyx Mon 01-Jul-13 15:47:10

I find my weight varies a lot of the week on this diet. I fast Tue/Thu so the weight I'm really interested in is the Tue morning one - it dips down to Fri morning then back up. But slowly and steadily, each Tue morning goes down - sometimes it takes a couple of weeks to see an overall difference.

I could very comfortably lose another stone but I'll be very happy with another 6 lb. I think for me, the slow loss is due to just 2 things - my age (over 50) and frankly, the amount I eat and drink the rest of the week (especially weekends). But I want to enjoy my weekends so I'll live with it wink.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Mon 01-Jul-13 15:49:16

Since February and I didn't weigh until April... But since then only a few pounds. I think I must be doing it wrong!

happyreindeer Mon 01-Jul-13 16:12:07

I am starting tomorrow/ I will be fasting Tuesday and Saturday. Looking forward to it.

Wingedharpy Tue 02-Jul-13 02:25:38

Been doing it since early January and have lost 2 stones 10 pounds at last weigh in (begining of June). I've dropped 2 dress sizes.
I don't weigh myself at all but get weighed every 12 weeks or so at my Doctor's.
Weight loss would equate to 1 - 2 pounds per week.
Find it easier the longer I do it as it just becomes part of a routine.
I do watch what I eat on non-fast days as, left to my own devices, I would eat everything in the fridge and then shop for more.
I have also taken up daily brisk walking lasting approx 1/2 hour (well - it starts off brisk and ends up a bit of a wander).
I've cut alcohol right down as the problem with it for me, is it lowers blood sugar and makes me feel hungry and also weakens my resolve.
The other good thing about it is if I do have a night out with a lovely meal, too many drinks, and a sticky pudding to follow, there isn't the feeling that "I've blown it now - may as well pack it in and just continue to eat like a horse forever".
My next fast day will compensate.
Keeping busy is the key to an easy fast day.

I weighed myself yesterday and have lost 7lb! I am thrilled. Only done 3 fasts (4th today) so really motivated to continue. I need to lose 10lb to be within healthy bmi, but secretly aiming to lose 15lb to be just under 9st (i am only 5ft). I am particularly pleased as went out for dinner and two lunches last week!

plecofjustice Wed 03-Jul-13 11:52:47

I've been fasting since last September and have lost 8.4 kilos. Not a lot, I know, but I'm borderline hypothyroid and my body clings on to fat like it's in a permenant famine (I actually managed to gain when following Weightwatchers to the letter!) it's really good and I'm extremely pleased.

Most importantly, I'm in control. If I overeat one day, I don't beat myself up about it and, for the first time in a long time, I'm not despairingly watching the scales creap up and up and up, while feeling powerless to do anything about it.

TonytheFish Mon 08-Jul-13 16:09:16

Started 3rd June and have lost 11 lbs so far.

Even with a crap week last week when I was pre menstrual and found it almost impossible to fast! I stuffed my face!

I do 4:3

labelwriter Mon 08-Jul-13 16:12:07

I've been doing it since February and I've lost 18lbs. It's the best diet I have been on. Even though I am starving today I can eat tomorrow and now I know what I can and can't eat on Fast days I find it pretty easy.

BsshBossh Mon 08-Jul-13 20:48:53

21 lbs lost since end of January doing 5:2. BMI 28 --> 24 in that time. Still losing.

delilahmoo Thu 11-Jul-13 06:12:23

ooh just the thread I was looking for! What inspirational stories. It's my 3rd fast day today. I too was wondering where to take my weight from as after a fast day I am a lot lighter than say Monday morning when I have not fasted for 3 days. It can fluctuate 3-4 pounds. I too am 5.4 and started out at 9.6 and am aiming for 8.7. Have not been below 9 stone for a long time, wondering, other 5.4 ladies is it too low when getting a bit older? ( almost 40) I know too slim can drain your face a bit, any thoughts appreciated.

BsshBossh Thu 11-Jul-13 10:22:05

delilahmoo, as you lose weight, if you look in the mirror and don't like what you see then that's the time to stop. 8 stones 7 might look good on you, it might not. The mirror is your friend here, not the scales. Best of luck smile Come join us on the main (no. 23) thread for instant support.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Thu 11-Jul-13 10:25:09

I'm 5.4 and was 8 stone this morning - I like that weight on me, and I don't think I have the face problem because weight doesn't plump my cheeks in an attractive way, it just gives me CHINS. I go from about 8.3 to 8 over a week, and don't think I'll get much lower, though have been doing 5:2 for ages!

SofaKing Thu 11-Jul-13 11:22:22

I've been doing it since March, haven't lost any weight but have been on a very high dose of steroids.

Before starting 5:2 I gained two stone between November and February, fasting put a stop to my horrendous weight gain so even though I haven't lost I feel it has benefited me.

I've stopped steroids as of last week and dropped a pound after last fast day, so I'm optimistic it will help now I'm off the medication.

delilahmoo Fri 12-Jul-13 06:21:03

Thanks for advice I guess I'll just see how it goes and when to stop. It's coming off quickly so far, 5lb in 3 fasts [shocked] looking forward to breakfast this morning after fasting yesterday!

herbaceous Mon 15-Jul-13 16:13:43

I must say, I lost five pounds in the first two weeks, in March, and not much since. It goes up and down, but basically stays the same. Not entirely sure what I'm doing wrong. Might be eating too much on non-fast days, or not enough. Or it might be the booze!

SquidgyMummy Thu 18-Jul-13 06:23:07

6lbs in 2 weeks. On 4th FD today

SunnyRandall Thu 25-Jul-13 07:13:34

I am in my 5th week of 5:2 and have lost 13lb and feel amazing.

Want to lose another stone but I have a feeling it won't be quite as easy!

Love it and I look forward to fast days now as I know how good I feel the day after.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Thu 25-Jul-13 07:19:31

Mine is more modest - 9lb since the start of May, so I think that's probably eleven weeks?


I don't calorie count on NFDs, I drink too much wine regularly, I've recently weaned DD2 and it's mid-winter here so I'm not doing any exercise at ALL, even chasing children around the park has stopped recently!
I had one week completely off, and two weeks of just 6:1, so I've only really done 8 'true' weeks.
Before I started, I was gaining 2-3lb a month due to lifestyle changes, so just having reversed that trend feels huge!

Four weeks in, between 7 and 9lb down, not totally sure due to replacing ancient scales with new digital ones halfway through!

I'm not be

I'm not being very careful on NFD though. Need to step up a gear for holiday in October though am go

Going to be nowhere near svelte, I have 5.5 stone to lose to get to BMI 25 blush

SunnyRandall Thu 25-Jul-13 12:07:44

I use MFP to track calories every day. I set it at "aim to lose 1lb per week" which allows me 1550 cals a day. But two days a week I only have 500. I find it easy to stick to 1550 most days but usually go over on Saturdays. But still lose weight due to the fast days.

It is brilliant and MFP is amazing. Don't think I would have managed without it.

karen1105 Sat 27-Jul-13 20:58:42

hi all,
my first post on mums net!
just started 5;2diet, been on slimming world and have lost 20lbs but its slowed right down now and i am getting less motivated to do it. My thought is to do slimming world on 5 days as thats a "healthy" way to eat and fast on the two days....thoughts?

cannotfuckingbelievethis Sun 28-Jul-13 08:30:28

Hi Karen - I'm not as experienced at 5:2 as other MNers on here but I think you may be better using the MFP app to track your calories on non fast days. Most people seem to have better results when they reduce their usual calorie intake by around 20% (I think ?! from memory) and then fast as usual on the fast days. I think there is more info on this on another thread, will try to find it and link if for you.

I've been fasting for around 3 weeks. Lost 5lbs.

Lizzabadger Sun 28-Jul-13 11:55:43

Lost half a stone in one month of mixed 4:3 and 5:2 with zero fasts.

karen1105 Sun 28-Jul-13 14:49:52

Thank you, will look up that app. I don't eat much and I didn't know if you do need to eat a lot on your non fast days to make this work? I have done two fast days and I just snacked all day rather than eating set meals, anyone experienced out there, do you think that's ok ?

Talkinpeace Sun 28-Jul-13 21:37:17

))))))) SNACKING ((((((((((

Clocked my weight on 1st September last year at 10 stone. Blech.
Started 5:2 (having watched the programme in August) and was 9 stone by the end of the term.
Have hovered just under 9 stone since then.
Am currently aiming for 8 stone 6 in time for September
but basically doing 5:2 for health not weight

lower limit of healthy BMI for all people is now 18.5
upper limit of healthy BMI is 25 for white and hispanic and black people and 23 for all asians

formicadinosaur Mon 29-Jul-13 10:04:06

Wow, inspirational stories!

I've been doing this two and a half weeks and a few days ago I'd lost 5lbs. Next weigh in tomorrow?

wildwater Mon 29-Jul-13 17:25:59

Started last November at 83kg. Now just under 60kg - I think. Love the fast days, and love the body I haven't had since I was about 16. (I am now 63.)

wealthypensioneriamnot Tue 13-Aug-13 11:23:42

Plecofjustice.... so glad I read your thread. I am also borderline hypothyroid and post menopausal and need to lose around 2 stones in weight . I have been doing the 5/2 since the beginning of May and have only lost 5 pounds . I am getting a bit fed up but at least my weight has stopped going up ! Also , having read some of the other threads I have realised that sticking to the 500 calories has been a bit slapdash for me . I tend to splash milk into my tea and coffee at will and that probably adds a couple of hundred calories . Still, reading your thread has made me decide to continue regardless of the thyroid business ... the thought of losing 8.4 kilos has cheered me up !

wealthypensioneriamnot Tue 13-Aug-13 11:38:46

Wildwater I am sooo envious of your weight loss! I am the same age as you and 5 ft. 4 inches tall. For years ( until I hit the menopause ...... why does no one warn you ? ) I was around 8 st. 12 lbs . Next time I looked I was over 11 stones . How did that happen ? Oh yes, weekends away , eating in nice restaurants , drinking nice wine mmmm. My doctor now tells me I am borderline hypothyroid , which having googled it seems to imply that losing weight will be a struggle . Having said that I am so fed up with being this weight having effortlessly been a size 12 for years that I am desperate to make the 5/2 work for me .It has been a very slow weight loss ..... all the more depressing when weight just seems to drop off other posters ..... oh, and my DH too . Any tips you can pass on would be gratefully received.

bibliomania Thu 15-Aug-13 12:03:45

Half a stone in two months. Not as impressive as some, but I'm pleased. Instead of fasting from morning to night, I more usually do early lunch then 24-hr fast (with 1 or 2 smallish snacks) then late lunch the next day. It feels pretty easily and sustainable. I haven't stinted myself during non-fast days. If I can keep losing weight slowly under this rather relaxed version, I might as well go with it.

fussychica Fri 23-Aug-13 12:58:19

6 weeks - nothing - FFS.

randomwhistle Fri 23-Aug-13 17:56:36

I lost 17lb in 5wks its my 6th weigh in tomorrow. I'm doing 4:3 every week. Drinking at least 3 litres of water a day (no other drinks). I'm vegetarian and low carb on fast days. I have 3st left to loose. So far my BMI has come down from 33 to 29 last week. I can't wait to be in a healthy range!

Claricemis Mon 26-Aug-13 12:43:27

Fasting day 3: 2.2 pounds so far. Feeling really good. But I have 42 pounds to go.

randomwhistle Mon 26-Aug-13 14:36:48

Claricemis you will get there! I lost 5lb at this weeks weigh in. I still have 2st to go (3 if possible) but I'm determined.

Elizabethk1966 Wed 28-Aug-13 06:47:03

Started yesterday! Surprisingly coped really well... Mantra ' it's only 1 day' yo yo dieted for years usually ww. But feel deprived with ww no light at the end of the tunnel! 5:2 seems much more appealing. Weighed 11.5 this morning weighed 11.1.5 😃 aware average is 2 lb pet week I would be delighted with that! Goal is 9.10 good weight for me fit any size 12 then. That's my aim! Didn't eat at all until dinner as eating a breakfast would have started my hunger! Kept busy more importantly kept focused! Short term goal - cousins wedding 5 Oct want to be 10 10!! Read the book really easy read,read in a day or so dipped into it last night in bed to keep me focused. Watch this space!

Bluecatfabric Sun 20-Oct-13 09:15:58

I have been doing it about 3 months and lost a stone and an inch off flabby bits.
Dh has lost the same. I now have bmi in normal.

Kaluki Tue 22-Oct-13 11:26:36

6 weeks and I've lost 5lbs. The only week I didn't lose any was a week before my period.
I've lost about an inch off my muffin top as well!!!

BsshBossh Wed 23-Oct-13 14:11:20

I call this the thread of inspiration so am bumping for newbies.

I've been fasting since February 2013 and have lost 30 lbs so far (to add to the 3 stones I lost in 2012 doing basic calorie counting - 5:2 is by far the easiest and least boring of the two). Have 9 lbs left to go.

Lilacroses Fri 25-Oct-13 23:51:24

Have been doing it for 6 weeks and lost 10 lbs. Really pleased with that. Have found it very easy and convenient. It has made me realise how much crap I was used to eating. Have a stone to go, feel fine about it. Dp has been doing it too and has lost 16 lbs. We both feel it is very sustainable because of its part time nature. Good luck to all.

somewherebecomingrain Sat 26-Oct-13 15:06:36

Hi I've been doing it about 5 months. I've lost 14-17 lb (it's moving around a bit) and 4 inches off my waist.

I've gone slower than some but it's felt right.

HelenMarina Thu 07-Nov-13 14:19:08

These messages are really inspiring! I'm on my first fast day today and feel really positive about this! Have lost 4 stone with WW but getting disillusioned with it now. Hope 5:2 is more sustainable for me!

Chocrock Wed 13-Nov-13 14:30:50

6 weeks, I have lost 10lbs
Hoping to lose my target of 21lbs by xmas then switch to 6:1.....
Good luck everyone!

MissWimpyDimple Mon 25-Nov-13 21:21:24

Just done my 4th fast and really struggled through it. But weighed myself this morning after 2 non fast weekend days and had lost 4lbs so I do feel motivated.

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