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5:2 and exercise

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JoJoT Fri 21-Feb-14 21:44:22

Hi everyone. I'be been lurking on a bunch of threads but wasn't sure where I should post. Your expert help would be much appreciated...
I'm desperate to lose weight. I've been battling depression and have gained a whopping 3.5st in less than 2 years. I've been exercising hard for 4 months but my eating is still out of control. I've flirted with 5:2 but am nervous about going back to it as I don't want to reduce my exercise. How do you find working out and fasting? Should it cause any probs?
Ps. Which is the best thread for me to join for support. I'm not going to be able to do this on my own!

BigChocFrenzy Fri 21-Feb-14 22:49:38

Hi JoJoT Come and join us on 5:2. We're a very friendly bunch
Great 5:2 support for food and other other issues on the main 52Thread

Re exercise: Body Fat is 80% diet, 20% exercise. Very few people, especially women, lose weight by exercise alone; you must have a weekly calorie deficit. 5:2 aims for a 3000 cal weekly deficit.

However, intense exercise can help boost sluggish weight loss, especially when fasted. Most folk who are used to exercise can manage fasted training. HIIT works especially well with 5:2.

For training, plenty of advice and useful info on the 52ExerciseThread
Drop in and see us.

Boleh Sat 22-Feb-14 09:57:40

To reassure you, many people, myself among them have no problem exercising on fast days. I actually find the day after a fast day more difficult but still perfectly do-able. Just make you you are properly hydrated, lots of extra water as you aren't getting it from food.

JoJoT Sat 22-Feb-14 11:49:16

Brilliant. Thanks so much. I might come out of lurkerdom on the boards you mentioned! My easiest fast days are Mon and Thurs and they're also my heaviest exercise days. Encouraged to just go for it. Thanks again.

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