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do you eat your kcals throughout the day?

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RavioliOnToast Mon 16-May-16 12:20:37

I'm on my first ever fast day. I've had an actimelthis morningn (30kcals) and I'm staaaaaarving. I've drank loads of water too. I was planning on having carrot and coriander soup (big pots from sainsbos) with 2x thins for tea but wondered if I could half it and have some now? Or shall I just get the first one out of the way and eat around 6ish?

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HeyMacWey Mon 16-May-16 12:26:01

I'd try and wait as long as possible before having my first meal as it kick started my appetite - so didn't worry about having anything at breakfast.
As it's your first day I'd try splitting it and see how you go. Eat very slowly as this will help you feel fuller.
Good luck - once you get into the swing of it you'll get to know how your body responds and will eat accordingly on your fast days.

RavioliOnToast Mon 16-May-16 12:30:06

I've just had a pint of water and a glass of Diet Coke and feel somewhat fuller. I'm so determined today though. I go on holiday in the first week of September and got weighed in boots on Thursday and I am a staggering 15st13. I am utterly devastated. I knew if put weight on lately bit honestly didn't think I was that big. I cried last night and thought fuck it, there's only me can change. I'm so weak willed though... I hope I can stick it

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RavioliOnToast Mon 16-May-16 13:44:41

I'm so hungry sad I have a hell of a headache coming on too

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FlopIsMyParentingGuru Mon 16-May-16 13:51:35

Keep your fluids up. You'll be surprised how much fluid you got through foods that you're now missing by fasting. Took me ages to realise it but drink drink drink. Maybe double what you think you need.

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Mon 16-May-16 13:52:27

And remember that hunger pangs do pass over time they often don't keep building, at least not initially.

HeyMacWey Mon 16-May-16 13:55:07

Yes - drink a cup of water regularly.
It'll pass.
Just think tomorrow it's back to normal

RavioliOnToast Mon 16-May-16 14:06:53

I'm drinking so so much. I'm peeing loads grin I'm off to have another pint of water.

I know this is literally my first day, but j feel so much less bloated.

It helps having this thread too- I've also factored in for an options hot choc later and should finish the day on 462 inc. my actimel this morning

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123rd Mon 16-May-16 16:11:11

Are you busy today? I do my fd on days when I work out of the home. If I try and do them at home I constantly wander thru the kitchen tormenting myselfangry keep going OP

RavioliOnToast Mon 16-May-16 16:54:11

We're at swimming now, I'm not particularly busy on any day to be honest, I'm a sahm, other than weekends but we usually get a pizza on a Saturday so that wouldn't be good as a FD haha. I'm sat with my massive bottle of water waiting patiently for my tea grin the hunger pangs have subsided somewhat, I've had around 10 carrot sticks, but 1/4 of a pack was said to be 30 kcals.

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RavioliOnToast Mon 16-May-16 17:26:24

Back from swimming and I've decided I'm going to have 1/2 tin of hoops and sausages at 200cals and 1/2 tub of soup at 100cals. Then I think I'll maybe if I'm hungry later, have a thin with a slice of ham

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123rd Mon 16-May-16 17:34:18

I sometimes have a knorr gravy pot drink. Chuck a thinly sliced spring onion in there too. Very satisfying and around 15 calssmile

RavioliOnToast Mon 16-May-16 17:35:21

Back from swimming and I've decided I'm going to have 1/2 tin of hoops and sausages at 200cals and 1/2 tub of soup at 100cals. Then I think I'll maybe if I'm hungry later, have a thin with a slice of ham

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RavioliOnToast Mon 16-May-16 17:36:16

Oops double posted! I'll have to get a proper shop in for little drinks and things for fast days.

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Banderchang Mon 16-May-16 17:38:01

Well done on your first fast day, Ravioli! I'm fasting today too and have been following 5:2 for three years. I started by trying to stretch 500 cals across three meals, but now I only drink water/coffee etc all day and eat all my calories in the evening. I find I'm much less hungry doing it this way. When I try to eat three tiny meals, I'm ravenous all day.

Sounds like you're drinking lots, which is important. Remember too that hunger comes and goes in waves. Just when you think you must eat something, the phone rings and then you forget all about it.

Good luck!

123rd Mon 16-May-16 19:50:11

Bander, do you mind me asking how much you have lost? I lost just under a stone, which is what I wanted to lose. Now, I do one fd a week to maintain.

RavioliOnToast Mon 16-May-16 20:54:39

I'm sitting now with an options hot choc, I'm not hungry although I'm tired and have a slight pang in my head. I'm going to finish this cuppa and then go to bed, my first fast day is finishing on 493calories.

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RavioliOnToast Mon 16-May-16 20:55:32

Thank you Bander grin

Do you ever have weeks where you just think 'fuck this'?

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123rd Mon 16-May-16 22:24:32

Well done ravioli

HeyMacWey Tue 17-May-16 09:33:44

Well done on getting through your first day - I found that doing some research on the best foods that would keep me fuller for longer rather than 'diet' foods.

So things like veg curry (spice always helps make things taste better) perhaps with cauliflower rice. So you feel like you're having a regular meal that properly fills you up rather than meagre portions which make you feel hungry half an hour later.

Good luck for your second day.

Banderchang Tue 17-May-16 20:56:53

I lost about a stone in the first six months and have mAintained that for the last two and a half years. But I was an ok weight to start with - I was fasting to see whether I could fix my ibs and I did! I used to take daily medication and eat a really restricted diet, but now I fast twice a week and I'm fine. I'm less fine on one fast per week, so I do keep up both and then relax more on the other days. Even on holidays I usually don't go more than about 6 days without some kind of fast, but then don't count calories for the dinner. For me, the key part is the 24 hour fast (to control my ibs) so I'm less concerned about the calories consumed at the end of that.

123rd Tue 17-May-16 22:01:27

That's brilliant. Bander. Who knew of that added bonus. I know I feel a lot less bloated when I do keep to it. I also think it's a good way to get more in tune with your body. I know before I would just grab a mouthful of anything at the first pang of hunger. Now I know it will pass and downing a pint of water is effective too

RavioliOnToast Wed 18-May-16 08:31:24

I'm rather excited for my 2nd fast tomorrow. I figured having a definite structure would help me, rather than saying meh- I'll fast tomorrow instead. Only in extreme cases am I allowing myself to fast in an alternative day. I'm quite excited! Even more excited to weigh myself Friday morning!

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Banderchang Wed 18-May-16 08:33:40

It is exciting watching the weight drop off, definitely. I'm fasting today because I'm really busy and wouldn't have time to eat properly anyway. Good luck for your second fast tomorrow Ravioli. I agree that set days are the way forward: Dh and I usually do mon/weds because those work best for our schedules. If I had to decide each day whether to fast or not, that would be way too hard!

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