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To start 5:2 tomorrow?

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Elfina Mon 22-Dec-14 16:12:58

I want to loose about a stone, and I see little point in waiting til January! DH thinks I'm being too hard on myself.

What does MN think?

Quitethewoodsman Mon 22-Dec-14 16:14:55

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Mammanat222 Mon 22-Dec-14 16:15:29

Its up to you?

Personally I would wait until all my festivities were out of the way but each to their own.

Topaz25 Mon 22-Dec-14 16:16:46

Go for it! I tried 5:2 and loved it because you only have to calorie restrict 2 days a week, the rest of the week you can eat normally, as long as it's within the normal recommended daily allowance of calories for a woman. No forbidden foods either! I think it would be a good diet for the festive season for those reasons, just plan your fast days around meals and parties.

Iggly Mon 22-Dec-14 16:22:37

Yes why not as long as the 2 days don't fall on Xmas day/boxing day!

iwanttogotothechaletschool Mon 22-Dec-14 16:28:10

I think it depends on how disciplined you are, if the usual excess of goodies people have around won't be too much temptation then go for it. If not then I'd wait until January, or start 6:1 now and move onto 5:2 in the new year.

BiscuitsAreMyDownfall Mon 22-Dec-14 16:31:50

I want to start now too, but Ive gone and bought crap in for me. Thinking about it in Jan. Its only 10 days away. Then again Im only considering it now because this morning I (stupidly) weighed myself. Did not like it. Plus with the DCs not being at school and other Christmas activities Im not going to be able to make it to the gym much these next two weeks so feel a bit down today about my eating habits and weight.

If you feel you can manage it, do it.

headdesk Mon 22-Dec-14 16:34:18

I tried to google it, I don't really Understand what it is or what you do? I need to lose 2stone, I was going to start in January

SpanielFace Mon 22-Dec-14 16:39:04

OP I restarted today. I did it a few months ago then lapsed. Went on the scales today and I've gained 5lbs! (Too many work christmas parties / pre-christmas drinks etc). So I'm fasting today as I'm scared of gaining more this week. Going to do today and saturday. I don't imagine I'll lose this week but at least I might not gain!

specialsubject Mon 22-Dec-14 16:50:02

why should Xmas make a difference? With luck you'll get a delicious roast dinner on Thursday. You don't have to eat until you explode. Leftovers can be reheated.

KnackeredMerrily Mon 22-Dec-14 16:50:36

Much better to start now than wait till after Christmas. Make the commitment and mean it or tomorrow might not come!

PervyMuskrat Mon 22-Dec-14 16:56:02

I'm restarting in January as I found it hard to get into a rhythm with the right mix of carbs/protein/veg last time so want to have a decent shot at it without Christmas leftovers looking at me. It worked well last time though - only stopped when I got pg smile

Jewels234 Mon 22-Dec-14 17:03:04

I'm doing Christmas eve as a fast day so I feel less guilty on Christmas day. Go for it! You'll feel amazing afterwards!

BigChocFrenzy Mon 22-Dec-14 17:15:25

I recommend you start now: many folk put on ½-stone over the Xmas to New Year period, so that is extra to lose if you wait until January.

Just choose 2 days per week, on each of which you eat 500 cals: you'll enjoy the rest of the holiday more if you don't feast every day.
Eat "normally" the other 5 days, which over Xmas probably includes some really nice crap too. At least you should avoid the usual gain.
fsmile
Plenty of friendly support and advice on the Main 52 Thread48 and lots of info in the OP.

BsshBosh Mon 22-Dec-14 17:18:39

I did it last Christmas. I chose 23rd and 27th Dec I think. It worked really well as it they weren't festivity days. I also found out I ate less on actual Christmas & Boxing days and it was the first Christmas ever that I lost weight and didn't feel over-stuffed yet still enjoyed eating everything.

BigChocFrenzy Mon 22-Dec-14 17:20:46

5:2 works for all eating preferences: bog-standard normal / vegan / Mediteranean / low carb / low fat / ....

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