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Realistic weightloss on 5:2?

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LunaLoveg00d Thu 12-May-16 23:12:10

Been thinking about giving this a bash for a while. I need to drop around 15kg. 10kg would be a good start. I am around 85kg at the moment, size 16 and not happy.

A couple of years ago I did My Fitness Pal, stuck to 1200 calories a day and found it really hard. I just like my food too much. I did manage to get down to around 76kg and felt much better. I think 5:2 would suit me a lot better and am prepared to give it a bash.

Coldtoeswarmheart Thu 12-May-16 23:13:16

Watching with interest, same weight and also thinking of giving it a go.

LunaLoveg00d Thu 12-May-16 23:18:58

Coldtoes :-)

Never wanted to be mega skinny. Size 12 would be lovely though. My daughter is getting to the age she's starting to notice body shapes and fashion, and I don't want her to be embarrassed by her fat mum.

I also hate sport and going to the gym so that doesn't help. I do like getting out and walking, and have an app on my phone called "The Walk" which is great - it's like a thriller story and you unlock further chapters as you move.

Coldtoeswarmheart Fri 13-May-16 21:26:38

Yeah, DS (7) says I'm Slightly Fat. He's right, and it's time!

Will have a look for that app, the nights are getting lighter and I could do a walk after the kids' bedtime soon.

BigChocFrenzy Sat 14-May-16 13:27:07

You are all welcome to join us on the main 5:2 Main Thread #63 for advice & friendly support.
There's nearly always someone around to help

Paffle Sat 14-May-16 13:38:13

I'm v overweight. Needed to lose about 4 stone. Lost 1 stone in 4-5 weeks on 5:2. Have even got my DH interested. I find it much easier than any other diet I've done. Although the fast days are quite hard, I won't lie about that. And I'd say I'm being sensible/relaxed on the other days - certainly not "dieting" per se on those days.

confusedandemployed Sat 14-May-16 13:39:12

I've been doing 5:2 for just over a year, with a fair few breaks. I've lost 1.5st (but put back half a stone recently, although that's halfway gone again now).

I find 0.5-1lb each week is what I lose, but you will get plateaus fairly regularly. However, it does stay off by and large and if you do have a long break (like me recently), once you start again it shifts quickly.

I love not having to "diet" or plan food most of the time. I just basically don't eat for 2 days a week. Job done!

Coldtoeswarmheart Sat 14-May-16 18:50:13

I'm off to the main thread, thanks for the link smile

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