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does it work if you are quite small and just want to drop a bit?

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Twattergy Mon 07-Oct-13 20:32:27

I'm petite and currently weigh about 5lb above what I'd like to be. I basically have more fat around my tummy and bum/thighs than id like. Has anyone of a low starting weight had success on 5:2 or is it unlikely to do the job?

postmanpatscat Tue 08-Oct-13 06:18:33

I started at 10st and lost 2st, much more than I was expecting. I've lost 11cm off my waist, 13cm from my hips and 11cm from my thigh. Many on here report significant tummy reduction.

SaltedCaramels Tue 08-Oct-13 07:06:19

Yes - just do 5:2 till you're at your target weight and then move to 6:1 to retain the health benefits without the weight loss.

MelanieCheeks Tue 08-Oct-13 12:11:13

It'll work (have you seen Mimi Spencer's results?)

But it will be a slow process.

Twattergy Tue 08-Oct-13 17:34:31

Interesting that it could be slow, I'm in week four and not noticed any difference yet. Mind you I only weighed myself for the first time in years at the weekend, so am only now starting to track weight. I don't care what I weigh, its purely about body shape really.

MelanieCheeks Tue 08-Oct-13 18:24:25

Did you take measurements when you started? Have you a pair of trousers that are slightly tight, but that you're aiming to get into? How are you measuring your progress?

postmanpatscat Wed 09-Oct-13 08:09:41

Might not be slow...I lost 3.7kg in the first three weeks.

Talkinpeace Wed 09-Oct-13 22:35:17

I went from BMI 22 to BMI 20 : currently aiming for 19.5

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