segie First off, well done on getting to your "target weight" but, there is no such thing as ideal weight, there is the weight that makes you feel good. Remember that you will be doing 5:2 or 6:1 for the rest of your life - there is no rush. Because from now on you need to eat within the TDEE of the lighter, leaner you.
I've never done 4:3 - then again I never dropped down to 6:1 - because 5:2 lets me relax at the weekend without putting any weight back on.
Thanks both. It hasn't been difficult actually. I'm naturally on the slim side but get proper bloaty and podgy when I'm pregnant and breastfeeding. I've been chomping at the bit to do 5:2 but wanted to get dc2 on three meals a day and cutting sown on bf before I started it in earnest.
I will look at my tdee for my new weight.
My most comfortable and here I my vanity is talking I will admit it, is 9ish stone and I'm 5'9. Or a small size 10. Is 'very slim' achievable on this or will it require lots of working out.
Just I add that my husband and I are seeking to do this for life due to the health benefits and the fact that we are older parents. But I've been pregnant or bf for nearly four years and keen to get in my old clothes. Perhaps that is too ambitious but I am nearly there, they are just very tight!