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QueenofLouisiana Sun 09-Mar-14 15:24:09

I've been lurking for a while and picking up tips. I thinki am ow ready to start my 5:2 diet. I have stocked up on fizzy water, fruit tea, soup and salad.

I plan to fast tomorrow and Wednesday this week. Wish me luck.

QueenofLouisiana Sun 09-Mar-14 15:24:35

Oops- awful typos, sorry.

cuggles Sun 09-Mar-14 19:55:08

me doing Monday and Thurs this week..good luck, I shall check in with you tomorrow!

momofgirls Sun 09-Mar-14 20:16:52

Im a new starter too. Fast days are Tuesday and Thursday if goes to plan.
Have been reading the forums and books this weekend on this way of eating. Hoping to lose over two stone but height only 5ft 1 therefore i am her for the long haul. Keep posting to provide support.

Phlox Sun 09-Mar-14 20:29:38

Me and DH are starting tomorrow. Monday and Wednesday for us. Bit apprehensive but inspired by all that I have read about 5:2.

MazzleDazzle Sun 09-Mar-14 21:03:01

Hi newbies! Wasn't so long ago I was dipping my toe in 5:2. Now I'm (hopefully!) a lifer!

Good luck and keep us posted with how you get on. Monday is a great day to fast as there are loads of other fasters who do Mondays.

Pop over to the main thread too, we're a very friendly bunch.

QueenofLouisiana Sun 09-Mar-14 21:32:16

Ooooh! It's lovely to meet you all. I'm struggling to work out which is the main thread...

HerLadyshipsSoap Sun 09-Mar-14 22:09:37

Starting tomorrow too and either wed or thurs. I haven't got a plan yet though - should I be more organised or can I wing it? Ive downloaded my fitnesspal app to try and keep count

cuggles Sun 09-Mar-14 22:20:42

Thanks mazzle, will do, is it the thread 40 one? I plan to use mfp too. Bit anxious whether I will cope as not good at being hungry, get a bit shaky and a bit (alot?!) moody but hope to get used to it. Many friends have had real success! good luck all!

HerLadyshipsSoap Mon 10-Mar-14 15:26:11

How is everyone doing? This is my tough time when the dc are home from school and getting a snack. Its all I can do not to dive into the biscuit jar. So far I've had a banana and a chocolate rice cake - Im trying to save calories for tea time but it seems ages away

cuggles Mon 10-Mar-14 18:27:21

Well not a bad day for me. Had an egg mid morning, A banana and cup a soup for lunch and a fishcake with toms and cucumber for tea (eat early as with kids). I think I will find evenings difficult as I tend to pick then but luckily out tutoring tonight which will keep my mind of it. How many calories would be about right for the non-fast days anyone? Looking forward to breakfast already! How did it go for everyone?

Phlox Mon 10-Mar-14 19:06:06

So far so good. Veg soup for lunch and stir fry for tea later. Should come in at just under 500 calories for the day. Pretty hungry but coping ok ( just cleaned the bathroom to take my mind off it). Not as bad as I thought it would be.

Ruprekt Mon 10-Mar-14 19:07:47

What are the rules for this diet?

Briefly. smile

QueenofLouisiana Mon 10-Mar-14 20:08:35

2 days fasting (500 calories in total), allow a decent fast in that time (I managed 15 hours today). 5 days eating fairly sensibly- not going mad!

I think that's it.

So today I had black coffee and water for breakfast. A 10 calorie jelly at 11am. Lunch was veggie soup and pomegranate. Dinner was Tom yum soup, popcorn and pineapple pieces (yeah, I know- an odd combination).

A bit hungry by 6pm, but not too bad. Almost all out of calories now, but enough for a cup of tea with milk!

twoboots Wed 12-Mar-14 00:00:48

Hello fellow Newbies. It sounds like you did well yesterday! Suddenly I'm craving pineapple QueenofLouisiana, Phlox well done on cleaning the bathroom, mine will have to become self cleaning on fast days. cuggles you
can get the calculated number of advised calories from here
mine is 1750, which is what I think I managed today for my non fast day- i'm guestimating the calories in this evening's turkey Bolognese.

I'm not sure if winging it will work for me herladyshipsoap as I think that is all too easy to slip above the 500: of course the mfp helps keep track.

I had my first fast day yesterday, didnt get home till 830 last night. I made the mistake of carbs for 6am brekkie: oatabix, yoghurt, touch of honey =150 calories. was famished by 12 0'clock had 2 cups of miso soup and faltered in "accidentally" eating a chocolate finger. Why they keep the chocolate fingers with the post-it notes is beyond me: should have just have eaten the paper.

Felt groggy from the lack of caffeine, I cant stomach black tea or coffee. Must have drank around 2.5 litres in herbal tea and water. I didnt really feel hungary till half an hour before dinner.

Dinner was over 500 calories as it was mackerel, half pack of beluga lentils, green beans and cucumber salad. The mackerel was over 300 cal for around 150grammes, but i savoured it, will get some trout in next week

So first fast was nearly 800 calories, next fast day is thursday but I'm planning on buying those egg white cartons to do a veggie omelette for breakfast and bring almonds and carrot to work in case I run out of post-it notes again.

I may even let myself have a nominally milky tea. Will aim to keep it under 600 calories. I normally have pilates on thursday so hope to manage that.

Will try to get down to 500 like you fab fasters next week.

Phlox Wed 12-Mar-14 06:36:53

Second fast day today. Already feel hungry! Planning soup for lunch and large chicken salad for tea. need to do small tesco shop at some point today which might be tricky if I'm hungry. Since I started this diet I have become completely obsessed with food ALL the time!

cuggles Wed 12-Mar-14 07:54:33

Hi everyone! Twoboots, thanks for link....I can have a shortarse grin which I did have as Bigchocfrenzy said start with the full amount when new to this on nfd! Monday fast I did nearly 600 cals so dont worry
.I also had 2/3 teas with milk
.I counted milk calories but decided I needed them to get through, only skimmed so like water anyway! Fasting again a wierd way looking forward to the challenge! good luck all!

QueenofLouisiana Wed 12-Mar-14 20:13:39

Today was harder than Monday. I have 52 calories left shall I go mad?

momofgirls Wed 12-Mar-14 23:33:09

Glad to read we have got through the first days of 5:2.
First day of fast was Tuesday busy at work kept my mind of food. Had poached egg with 30 gram of salmon for breakfast and M&S haddock chowder for tea, Fitted in Alpen bar with coffee for supper. Although at the end of the day pleased to get home and rest.
Day two of fasting tomorrow will weigh on friday for first weeks results.

cuggles Thu 13-Mar-14 07:19:29

Fasting here today too..not easy as out at lunchtime and as at various kids clubs most of day will be sat right next to a vending machine!! Strangely looking forward to the challenge! normal weigh in for me will be monday but away next week so will do sunday! Good luck fasters!

twoboots Thu 13-Mar-14 19:44:55

Second fast and did better today: around 600. Courgette and red onion egg white omlette was a good start. Had almonds and miso soup thoughthe day. And just finished dinner of veggies and chicken. 2 cups of nominally milky tea today.

QueenofLouisiana Thu 13-Mar-14 20:30:07

Well done everyone! Looking forward to seeing how we all get on when we next weigh in.

cuggles Thu 13-Mar-14 21:42:43

Well I got through it! Managed to go longer today before I ate..lunchtime rather than mid morning. Had a banana, egg and a bowl of porridge (with sugar..I know!) and a few crisps. Was harder to eat well today as out and rushing but at least it is another fast done. Off to bed now though as hungry and ready to pick! Good luck anyone going tomorrow..friday..surely not!

jenniferlawrence Fri 14-Mar-14 10:44:44

Hello fellow fasters. I did my 16th fast yesterday so I'm pretty new too. Sounds like you are all managing fine.

One thing I have found is that its not hunger that makes me moody and irritable, it's low blood sugar. So if I eat something made of simple carbs for breakfast I get grumpy and starving before lunch. I find it easier on fast days to not eat at all until after work. That way my tummy grumbles but my blood sugar stays stable so I feel fine.

I also found that I was ravenous and eating too much on non fast days for the first month or so but that has completely settled down now so I can eat more healthily on non fast days. A wholemeal and protein breakfast the morning after a fast is really satisfying and stops me from stuffing my face too.


cuggles Fri 14-Mar-14 16:29:36

Thats really helpful thanks. Day after second fast today and whilst I was if anything less hungry than normal this morning this pm I have beem ravenous! so angry with myself for undoing the good work!

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