I've been doing 5:2 since first week in January, I put on 2kg, switched to 4:3 for 2 weeks now and put on .9kg! Whaaaaa!!!! I'm so upset and de motivated. I've just reintroduced daily exercise. I walked to work today which is a 6 mile round trip and doing couch to 5k. I cycle too and I'm going to start weights tonight. I need to shift at least a stone but probably more realistically nearer a stone and a half. I'm going on holiday in 5 weeks. I feel really bloated and just want to lose weight. I am trying what on earth M I doing wrong?
No Betty, not binging but not been overly watching what I eat. I've eaten out on a couple of occasions and had wine but not gone crazy at all. I've booked in to get my thyroid function checked again. It's very disheartening.
It failed for me the first time. Turns out I was MASSIVELY overestimating what "normal" eating was like on a non fast day... Go online and find a calculator for TDEE (total daily energy expenditure.) As a sedentary woman in her 40s it turns out I should only have been eating 1700/1800 cal per day to maintain weight.... I joined MyFitness Pal and now log what I eat on mon fast days to re-educate myself. Have lost 1 stone since NY!
I second what the others say about your Non-fast days. There is something wrong if you are feeling bloated and doing 4:3. Either you are massively overeating, or there is something more fundamentally wrong with your digestive system. Do you have any other symptoms other than feeling bloated?
Just generally bloating. I'm due on too. I don't think I'm massively overheating. Yesterday I had two toast and marmalade for breakfast, 2 coffees, a speedy noodle pot for lunch then a bowl if macaroni for dinner. 1 glass of wine. No chocolate, crisps, cake. Saturday I had a panini when out for lunch, toast for breakfast and vegetarian spag Bol for tea but did drink nearly a whole bottle of wine.
I drink over two litres of water every day. I only have a couple if examples, I eat tonnes of veg, for example cauliflower rice and soya chunk and veg stir fry. I probably don't eat enough fruit but I'm generally very healthy with my food choices. I am hypo thyroid and sometimes my levels need adjusting. I suspect I'm going through peri menopause too. I'm having seriously hot sweats at night. I haven't been exercising but I'm making up for it now. I think I have a wheat intolerance that bloats me. I'm going to try a juice week to see if that gives me a kick start. I'm eating speedy noodles, they're only 120 calories not pot noodle.
Wow primal! I'm like that. I feel amazing when I cut wheat and pasta out of my diet. Most bread these days is like cardboard anyway so it won't be too hard a task to cut it out. Almond milk has next to no calories which is why I've started using it. I think my portion sizes are too big too.