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I have re-started my 5:2.
In September, I think the day after MM's programme, I started and kept it going for 6 weeks and lost some weight. I was then ill (not related to 5:2 I hasten to add). When better, I got into the Christmas spirit quite early and gained back the weight . After Christmas, thanks to a new diet fad called the NoroVirus (a fast diet & detox plan but God it makes you feel rough) I'm lighter than I was in November.
So, here goes on my second attempt and I'm determined to make it part of my life as I actually enjoy the fasting bit and the feeding even more.
I will need help though and thus I'm grateful that this forum exists and hope I can do my bit also.
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Welcome back to the fold as it were! Sorry to hear you had to go through the dreaded norovirus. But glad you got some kind of benefit out of it!
I completely agree that the fasting can be enjoyable, principally perhaps because of the knowledge that on feed days there is no guilt!
Easter challenge is to reach maintenance: start weight 68.5 kg
Current weight: 67.4 kg (trend weight); dress size UK 10
Weight loss to go: 0.9 kg
My method: 8 months of 5:2, now 16:8 + reduced carbs
Last update : 9 March
Exercise: Wear a Fitbit, get in 10K steps/day and track TDEE. On weekdays take 1 mile walk before eating(burns up stored glycogen, turns on fat burning mode).
My Reward: One day a week to SPLURGE