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New Starter - Help please?

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willdo1 Tue 20-Jan-15 11:46:55

Hi All

I am a new starter to 5:2 and have loved reading the previous posts for inspiration. I have a few questions. First though my stats:

Height 5ft 2
Weight 10st 3lb
BMI: 26
Target Weight 8st 10lb
Lbs to lose 21 lbs

My questions are... when calculating the amount of calories to have on NF days using TDEE I get 1500, how many do I reduce this by as my NF allowance? I thought 1000 cals would be enough, will I lose weight at this level?

Also should my fast days be consecutive days or non consecutive days, which has the best results?

How long will it take to lose 21lbs?

Thank so much for your help.

TalkinPeace Tue 20-Jan-15 13:14:00

Hi there, your best bet is to pile into the brand new big thread and say hi - we have new people most days and we are very friendly.

If your TDEE is 1500 then
Monday = 500
Tuesday = TDEE less 10% - so around 1400
Wednesday = ditto
Thursday = 500
Friday = TDEE
Saturday = yes, well, its the weekend
Sunday = TDEE

and if you up your exercise and drink lots of water, you should be able to lose between 1 and 2 lb a week averaged over the months
and it will stay off

see you on the big thread
smile TiP

willdo1 Tue 20-Jan-15 13:42:51

Thanks for the reply TalkinPeace. Think I have reposted on the big thread now.

BigChocFrenzy Tue 20-Jan-15 14:25:04

Do join us on the new 52Thread49

Thread 48 with the answers to your qns just closed, so I'll repost here:

1000 is far too low for NFDs. Aim for your TDEE on NFDs, because the calorie deficit comes from the FDs. 5:2 works partly because of the contrast between v low cal FDs and the "normal" eating on NFDs
500 cals FDs
1500 cals NFDs

Almost everyone prefers non-consecutive FDs, but you choose which you prefer. It is easier to fast on busy days.

re speed: Most folk have an initial weight loss spurt, then settle down to around 1lb per week. You may be quicker / slower than average, but be patient and you will achieve your goal.

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