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I've tried other diets but I'm going back to calorie counting. Could someone remind me of the basics?!

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carlywurly Wed 23-Oct-13 20:11:35

I wouldn't combine 1200 per day with 5:2,- personally I'd be ravenous and fall off the wagon pretty quickly.

I do 1200 cals a day with 4 work outs a week. I mix running, gym work and shred work outs with weights and lose 1-2 lbs per week on average.

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 21-Oct-13 20:25:54

Forme the 12000 was too low. How about doing 15000 to 18000 with the 5:2?

OhCobblers Mon 21-Oct-13 11:03:29

Yes I'm on my fitness pal. Do you think calorie counting (1200 a day) combined with the 5;2 will work? I need to see something work fast as ive become so depressed with how I lose a few pounds then for some reason (on the low carb diet) if I have just a bit of wine one night I put on 3lbs!!!

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 21-Oct-13 06:45:27

H veg you tried Myfitnesspal? Most foods are in there so it counts your calories (and those from fat) for you.

I lost 2lb a week easily doing the 5:2, might be worth a try?

OhCobblers Sun 20-Oct-13 19:13:34

I've done it successfully before. And as low carbing hasn't worked for me I need to go back to my tried and tested method, however, I need to remember what are good things to eat low in fat? Any tips?

Due to a back injury I need to take it carefully with thr exercise but hope to 3 times a week but can't go crazy with the cardio. I need to lose 2 lbs a week as I have a stone and a half to lose by Xmas.


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