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messed up on first day?

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zeezeek Mon 18-Apr-16 18:57:23

Hi. I'm new to this kind of diet, but really need a o lose weight, so giving 5:2 a try and logging everything on mfp. Anyway, I planned for 500 cals and spent 58 on exercise (I'm writing a grant application so on my huge arse all day). Anyway mfp told me I had 558 cals and then I managed to go over that by about 73 (rice cakes). Does this matter or have I ballsed up on my first day?

freshprincess Mon 18-Apr-16 19:01:49

You're aiming to have a calorie deficit over a week. I wouldn't worry about being 73 over at all.

I think that most people say don't eat your exercise calories though.

zeezeek Mon 18-Apr-16 19:04:25

Thank you. So I could make it up by having a bit less tomorrow then?

fusspot66 Mon 18-Apr-16 19:11:59

Zeezeek, come over here where there's lots of tips and support.
Anything under 1000 is a minifast and 631 is a damn good first fast. Give yourself a normal NFD or non fast day tomorrow and have another go the next day. This is no crash diet, it's a way of eating. Slow but sure.

zeezeek Mon 18-Apr-16 19:20:43

Thank you fusspot. I needed to hear that! Will have a look.

BigChocFrenzy Tue 19-Apr-16 18:46:56

Hi, zeezeek No worry. Many folk take a couple of weeks or more to manage 500 cal FDs.
Just approach each FD with a fresh sheet and don't bother trying to go below 500 next time - noone does that.
Your are very welcome to join us on 5:2 thread #62

zeezeek Tue 19-Apr-16 19:00:39

I will join you!

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