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5:2ers ... tak to me please.

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Disenchanted4 Tue 09-Oct-12 09:55:51


I see theres a long running thread but theres so many of them I thought I'd ask some questions on a seperate thread.

I've done some VLCDs but the complete food replacement just kills me, as soon as I start all I can see is the weeks of no food ahead of me and it inevitably makes me cave.

I'm liking the sound of this as I only have to do low calories one day in the knowledge I can 'eat' again tomorrow.

So my questions are:

1- Does it have to be 5:2? Could I do 4:3? Would I get better results doing 4:3?

2- I know on the low days I have to aim for under 400 calories, what should I stay withing on 'eating' days?

3- Does anyone use myfitnesspal to help in this diet? Keeping track?

4 - How long have YOU being doing this? And what have the results been?

5- anything else I should know? Any tips ect?

Thanks very much for reading.

OHforDUCKScake Tue 09-Oct-12 10:18:19

Hello, you really will get many more answers if you post this in the 5:2 thread.

But I can help with some.

1- Yes some people do 4:3 with speedier results.

2- fast days is 500-600 calories and on feed days you dont count calories. You eat what you like, just dont binge. It really is that easy. I ate donuts 2 days running recently, I even drank beer and ate white bread sandwiches and ate crisps knowing Id still lose weight. And I did. grin

3- I dont know the answer to this.

4- I did it for 2 weeks, stopped for 2 weeks (birthdays then illness) then started again. I lost 5lb the first 2 weeks.

5- lots of tips and information in the 5:2 thread.

Honestly copy and paste your questions into the thread, everyone is so informative and helpful.

I find I never need to ask anyway. If I have a question I scan and 9 times out of 10 someones already asked it.

Disenchanted4 Tue 09-Oct-12 10:32:18

ThankssmileI'll do that

5lbs in 2 weeks is awesome, well done smile

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