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5:2 Diet - how much have you lost?

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dalek Sat 20-Oct-12 15:06:08

Would you mind posting how long you've done this and how much you've lost? I do look at the main thread but there is loads of info on there.


Thelittlestranger Mon 22-Oct-12 12:15:51

Just starting my 9th week and have lost 11lbs...

dontcallmehon Mon 22-Oct-12 13:22:09

Not sure how long I've been doing it - a few months I think? I've gone from 11 stone 5 to 9 stone 9. I now have a BMI of 21!

HelgatheHairy Mon 22-Oct-12 14:10:09

I've been doing it 3 weeks and have lost 7 pounds.

Mintyy Mon 22-Oct-12 14:12:32

I have been doing it since 1st September and think I might have lost 3 or 4lb, maybe not. My clothes do not feel much looser, tbh.

Yes, I am disappointed.

Next step to gp to get thyroid checked (I have long suspected I have a duff one)

dontcallmehon Mon 22-Oct-12 16:31:18

Oh - forgot to add the important extra bit of info - I do ADF (with the odd missed fast day) not 5:2 - which must make quite a big difference!

dalek Mon 22-Oct-12 19:57:03

Thank you for your replies.

Mintyy -hope you get your thyroid sorted if it's a problem. My sister has an underactive thyroid and once she got her medication sorted out she could not believe what a difference it made to her life - she couldn't believe that everybody felt as well as she did on thyroxine, all the time.

dontcallmehon - is that every other day? Is that difficult to plan social life around?

dontcallmehon Mon 22-Oct-12 23:20:45

It's not too bad, as I will miss a day if something comes up now and again. I have been known to do two consecutive days, but generally will just skip a day and not worry. When I lose the last 10 pounds I will fast for just one or possibly two days a week.

hoops997 Tue 23-Oct-12 00:18:20

I'm in my 6th week and I've lost 13lbs, I'm also doing ADF and sometimes I skip fast days and eat cake blush like tonight

It's a brilliant WOE and very flexible

tumbletumble Tue 23-Oct-12 08:08:36

Have been doing 5:2 for 7 weeks and lost 8lb - am reasonably happy with that

dalek Tue 23-Oct-12 09:29:56

I am doing cambridge at the moment - deadly dull but I know the weight will come off. Was looking at 5:2 as a way to maintain once I lose the weight. Am a bit scared to go straight to 5:2 in case I put on the weight I've already lost and/or stop losing as my calorie intake has been so low for the last couple of weeks.

TellMeLater Tue 23-Oct-12 13:48:23

I've been doing it since August and have lost nothing - it's helping me maintain, so I suppose that's something.

GreenEggsAndNichts Thu 25-Oct-12 12:02:54

I've been doing 4:3, close to ADF but this way I can always have Sunday as a non-fast day. I've been at it since mid-August, and have lost 17 lbs or so. I have found it very easy and it's not difficult at all to plan social outings around. It's nice to have a plan where I'm losing weight AND can go out and eat a meal without explaining why I can't eat certain things. smile

MikeOxardForHalloween Fri 26-Oct-12 13:03:55

Same as greeneggs, I do 4:3 and have been for about 11 weeks. I have lost around 2 stone so far.

TalkinPeace2 Fri 26-Oct-12 22:27:50

since start of term
from 10 stone to 9 stone 3
am 5 foot 5 and age 47

DH has lost more
but he's allergic to scales
he's 6 foot 1 and has dropped 4 inches off his waist

Skinnyeye Sun 28-Oct-12 08:25:05

Started on 3rd September
Doing 5:2
Lost 11 pounds (17 in total was calorie counting before that)
Another stone to go!
Never felt better grin

Skinnyeye Sun 28-Oct-12 08:25:45

Started on 3rd September
Doing 5:2
Lost 11 pounds (17 in total was calorie counting before that)
Another stone to go!
Never felt better grin

Skinnyeye Sun 28-Oct-12 08:27:43

Ooops multiple post and don't know how to delete it blush

scattergun Sun 28-Oct-12 09:06:15

Since mid-August
Doing 20:4/18:6 (4-6 hour eating window each day)
Lost 10-11 lbs (tall, early 40s)
2-3 lbs to go.
On this for life I think. Finding it natural.

babbas Tue 30-Oct-12 22:50:21

Started 5 weeks ago. Not lost anything. Very disappointed!

bunjies Fri 02-Nov-12 13:48:08

8 weeks and no loss. Another who is disappointed.

frenchfancy Sun 04-Nov-12 10:16:49

8 weeks in, lost 9lb. Very happy, finding it very easy.

HelgatheHairy Sun 04-Nov-12 19:50:15

Weighed this morning after no loss last week and I'd lost 3.2 pounds. That takes total loss to 10 pounds in 5 weeks.

NakedButNotFamous Fri 09-Nov-12 11:38:40

Been doing 5:2 for 6 weeks and lost a stone. Very pleased

KateRuggles Sun 11-Nov-12 16:58:54

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