I've been doing the 5:2 diet for 6 weeks now & have lost 12lb. I'm quite pleased with that, and am finding it relatively easy to do.
I usually fast on a monday & friday as I work all day those days and its much easier to not eat when I am not at home with the children.
next week though is half term and we're going away from thursday to sunday. We'll be staying with family & having meals out so I don't think it would be feasible (or enjoyable!) to fast on friday next week. I will fast on monday as normal but then unsure whether to fast again on Tuesday? or fast on Wednesday, but I do circuit training on a Wednesday and not sure how I'd feel exercising on a fast day. worried I'll faint
Will fasting 2 days in a row be as effective as spreading them out?
I've done it a few times over the last 15 months since i started fasting to ensure I fit two fasts in and I found the second day easier. I know a few others who have said the same. It's as if you are already in the zone. Give it a go, what works for one doesn't necessarily work for another and vice versa. Just make sure you drink shed loads of water/ herbal tea to ward off dehydration. If you don't manage it missing one fast is really no big deal, just get straight back on it after your break.