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Not losing weight on 5:2

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iismum Fri 10-Nov-17 06:15:50

I've been doing 5:2 for about 12-18 months and have been really pleased with it. My routine is to eat sensibly on Mondays, Wednesdays and most of Fridays (no sweet things, no alcohol, minimal snacking, etc.), fast on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and be pretty relaxed about food/drink on Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday. I also skip fasts when I'm travelling, for special events, etc. - maybe once per month on average.

I found that on this routine I lost weight slowly but consistently, I felt great, people complimented me on my weight loss, etc.

Over the summer, it went a bit to pot - I was away a lot and got out of the habit, and more or less gave up any kind of sensible food routine for 2 or even 3 months. Unsurprisingly, I put on a few kg, although less than I'd expected.

In early September I got back into the routine outlined above, and have been following it consistently since, so for about two months now. I'm just not seeing consistent weight loss as I did before. I feel like my eating patterns are the same, I'm exercises reasonably (about the same), but the weight just isn't shifting. What's going on?

rockcakesrock Fri 10-Nov-17 09:10:38

I don’t know what the reason is, but I find this too. It seems that at certain times your body decide what weight you will be, regardless of what you eat. I wonder if it some sort of inherent self preservation gene.

Hopefully someone will come along with a solution.

Ta1kinPeece Sat 11-Nov-17 19:32:14

Have you used MFP to check your average intake over the week and see whether your portion sizes have crept up?
or has your alcohol intake crept up?
or are you adding back exercise calories (never a good idea) ?
and are you drinking enough water (as water rather than in any other drink) ?

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