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4/4/16 - the first day of the rest of my life!!!
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ColdFeetWarmHeart · 04/04/2016 00:24

My diet starts in the morning. The one where I lose weight for good.

I planned tomorrow as my start date over the easter weekend, thinking I would have plenty of time to plan some meals. But I seem to have spent most of the last week cleaning the house ready for visitors, who arrived Friday afternoon and didn't leave until 8pm tonight. So I don't feel very ready for tomorrow!!!

I am going to be doing the 8 week blood sugar diet. So 800 calories a day, low carb foods. Tomorrow I shall keep my main meal simple - cheese omelette with salad. I shall also get the slow cooker out to make a low calorie veggie soup.

Got to got to got to start tomorrow. A part of me was thinking I'll delay by one day but dh just mentioned my diet starting tomorrow.

Just going to use this thread as somewhere to make me accountable / rant about bad days etc so that dh doesn't hear too much about it. Everyone is Welcome to join me if they'd like to! :-)

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Mrsmorton · 04/04/2016 00:25

Good luck!!

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Diamogs · 04/04/2016 00:27

Hoping that I will find the motivation to join you. Good luck

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SteamyMcDreamy · 04/04/2016 11:18

I'm very tempted to try this diet. I've read lots about it but haven't been out to buy the book yet. Do you know if it would be suitable for a vegetarian? What sort of meals would you typically eat?

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SteamyMcDreamy · 04/04/2016 11:29

I also meant to ask what you do after the 8 weeks. Do you revert to the 5/2 diet?

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ColdFeetWarmHeart · 04/04/2016 11:36

Dr moseley doesn't give you many rules - it's just sticking to 800 calories a day. He advocates a Mediterranean style diet. He suggests following a low carb diet but does so by saying you should cut down on starchy carbs like rice and pasta, and eat things like quinoa and sweet potatoes instead. I can't see why you couldn't do this diet as a vegetarian.

I feel very lazy today. After having visitors all weekend,and no chill out time, I now don't want to do anything. And with it being easter holidays, we didn't need to get up early this morning. I do not have the desire to go and make lots of healthy foods. However I am not giving up! I'm just going to add some healthy fresh soups to my asda shops!!

Hopefully a chill out day today will recharge my batteries, and tomorrow I will want to try out a few easy recipes.

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ColdFeetWarmHeart · 04/04/2016 11:40

Yes after you continue on 5:2 if you still have weight to lose. Long term maintenance is the med style diet. So good protein, good fats and fresh fruit and veg. No processed crap basically!!

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ColdFeetWarmHeart · 05/04/2016 14:26

Oh so not going exactly according to plan at the moment. That is I'm having low calorie ready meals and soup instead of making everything from scratch. But I don't really care to be honest. I've just had a very tasty hot and sour chicken with rice noodles, courgetti and carrot ribbons for lunch/main meal. It was only 309 calories and I'm stuffed!! I shall be ordering it again!! Yummy!!

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