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Just starting week 3, it's going ok-ish, should I get the book?

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GrimbleGrog Mon 24-Jun-13 22:05:36

I'm doing 5:2, I've learnt lots of stuff from the website and on here. Apart from somewhat over-compensating on "eating" days (meaning weight loss is slow) it's going well, but I'm not being particularly rigorous about when I eat on my fast days, I'm just restricting to 500 cals and having most of them in the evening. Also I may not be fasting for 36 hours, perhaps more like 33 or something. Does that matter? Should I read the book?

frenchfancy Tue 25-Jun-13 07:06:11

TBH The book doesn't have anywhere near as much information as you will find on here. The tips and links thread is a good place to read up more details. It souds to me like you are doing fine.

newbiefrugalgal Tue 25-Jun-13 12:52:15

52fastdiet website also good to look at. I'm at proper start week three too!

postmanpatscat Tue 25-Jun-13 17:42:46

The book is interesting reading, but much of it was featured in the Horizon programme - have you watched that?

GrimbleGrog Tue 25-Jun-13 22:25:01

No, I haven't.

Today was/is a fast day, my hardest yet. I haven't found it difficult tbh until now, but today I was tired and hungry. Still, nearly over now!

How are you doing newbie?

EagleRiderDirk Wed 26-Jun-13 11:13:07

I didn't watch the Horizon doc until I was about a month in, but I was glad I did. Don't think you need the book, I doubt it has anything in it that the fantastic peeps can't tell you on here.

postmanpatscat Wed 26-Jun-13 12:22:05

grimble there's a link to the programme on the start of each of the 'main' threads - we're on 22 already!

GrimbleGrog Wed 26-Jun-13 16:02:11

Thankyou smile

Talkinpeace Wed 26-Jun-13 23:06:26

The book is great.
It rehashes much of what we started saying on here right after the programme came out.
And the Fastdiet website includes several of our real names !

Not that I'm saying these threads are actually the prime resource mind grin

BsshBossh Thu 27-Jun-13 14:09:25

I really like the book because it clearly details the science behind fasting and I'm always dipping in and out of those pages because the science stuff is what inspires my fasts (even more than the weightloss, cause I was losing weight successfully before I discovered fasting).

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