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Is two days together complete madness?

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WilsonFrickett Mon 30-Sep-13 22:22:34

I'm on my second week of 5:2 and feeling very good about it.

My problem is next week my diary has gone a bit silly. I usually fast on a Monday but I'm out that night at a dinner so I can't fast then. I have other commitments on Thursday (ok my mother is coming over and I don't want to fast while she's here as she will be unsupportive and demanding wine and it will just be very difficult.) Friday is the first day of our hols so I wasn't planning on fasting that week.

So can I fast tues and wed, or will that be hell on earth?
Alternatively, can I fast during the day on Monday and eat a restaurant meal at night, or is that just pointless?
Or do I suck it up and just do one day next week?

Appreciate any advice for a newbie!

eggyweggies Mon 30-Sep-13 22:28:51

Don't do it!

Can you do 4:3 next week instead?

plecofjustice Mon 30-Sep-13 22:48:27

I've done it a few times, and it's OK. I eat a small breakfast on the second day, skip lunch then have dinner, rather than skipping breakfast as is my usual fasting pattern, otherwise I feel really rough in the morning of the second day.

WilsonFrickett Tue 01-Oct-13 11:04:16

We're away on hols the next week eggy or that would be a good idea.

I think I'll try plec's plan and fast Tues, eat breakfast Wed (I don't normally eat breakfast on a fast day because it makes me too hungry) and then I'll see how I go. If it's too much I can always eat I suppose! Even if I end up having three small meals and going a little over it's better than a full-on nfd, right?

sleepyjean14 Tue 01-Oct-13 17:54:10

I've done it a few times and find the second day easier and it gets it all over and done with Monday and Tuesday. Also the weeks I have done it I have lost more weight.

CaptainSweatPants Tue 01-Oct-13 17:56:40

I'd fast all day Monday & have a sensible evening meal
Tuesday eat moderately
Wednesday proper fast day

mrsdowneyjnr Tue 01-Oct-13 18:12:39

Yes I do it quite often and feel no more hungry the second day.

BsshBossh Wed 02-Oct-13 11:24:01

sleepyjean14 and mrsdowneyjnr how do your consecutive FDs look like - several small meals a day or a single meal at the end of each day?

sleepyjean14 Wed 02-Oct-13 12:03:29

Single meal at end of day of about 300 cals, the other 200 are used up from the milk in my tea throughout the day.

DeliciousIrony Tue 22-Oct-13 21:08:57

I've just done two consecutive days; I felt a little grumpy/light-headed late afternoon, but much better now I've eaten (i have 50 cals first thing, a cup of coffee mid-afternoon, and then 400 calories around 7:30). It's perfectly doable, if not preferable. I have done 3 consecutive days in the past, but didn't feel great at the end of the third day so probably wouldn't advise that.

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