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5:2 "Diet" / Intermittent Fasting

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Topic: 5:2 "Diet" / Intermittent Fasting
Posted By: DzinerGirl
Subject: 5:2 "Diet" / Intermittent Fasting
Date Posted: 12 November 2012 at 6:52pm
Anyone tried this? There was an article about it in the Herald Canvas magazine...sounded like it was worth a try.

Anyone keen to share their experience?

Mum, DH & I are going to try it over the next couple of weeks, it supposedly has health benefits besides weight loss which is why I'm extra keen to try it before starting TTC #2 in Dec." rel="nofollow - Article

Posted By: AandCsmum
Date Posted: 13 November 2012 at 9:30am
Sounds very faddish....

I'm curious, what are you going to eat on the 5 days that aren't considered pigging out?

Are you going to exercise as well?


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Posted By: Bizzy
Date Posted: 13 November 2012 at 3:12pm
Well i suppose it will work cause all you are really dong is starving yourself for 2 days a week. i would worry that you would over eat on the other days to over compensate for the 2. Much easier to eat a balanced meal every day of the week IMO.


Posted By: DzinerGirl
Date Posted: 13 November 2012 at 9:32pm
I'm looking at it as a type of kick-start to get me off my plateau rather than a long term thing as even with eating around 1300 cals (of balanced meals) a day and exercise I have stopped losing weight which is really getting me down so I'm really hoping that this will help!

On other forums and blogs I've read people call them feast days and eat what I assume is more than they normally would eat but then others eat "normally" I'll be keeping my calories between 1300 - 1500cals and doing my normal amount of exercise.

Posted By: Hopes
Date Posted: 14 November 2012 at 10:39am
It wouldn't be for me, but I can see why it could work in theory. However, the article was kind of weird. I would have thought there was a pretty decent difference between being born with lower levels of a hormone and lowering them by fasting (and also, being a mouse or a dwarf might make a difference!). Also, they say fasting lowers these levels, but there's no discussion about how long a fast has been proven to, and whether two days is enough, and whether the difference is significant etc etc. Before I cut out food two days a week I'd want to know all that...


Posted By: Jaynie
Date Posted: 16 January 2013 at 9:17am
DH tried this, he can't stick to a diet for very long so was perfect for him and is actually surprisingly easy. The trick is to eat regularly so you don't get so hungry. Since veges are low calorie, you can fill up a bit more at dinner. Also you don't mind if you get a bit hungry because its only one day at a time.

Posted By: jazzy
Date Posted: 16 January 2013 at 12:11pm
I reading about it in the HFG as they were comparing some diets.

To those who have done it how much have you lost & have you kept it all off?

Posted By: DzinerGirl
Date Posted: 16 January 2013 at 12:58pm
I ended up losing about 2kg while doing it but I didn't do it properly as I wasn't in the right mindset, I would eat more the day before thinking oh well i can eat this today since I'm "not eating" tomorrow. Not a good mind frame to be in. However Mum lost 5-7kg on it, not exactly sure of kg amount but she's continiuing on with it as it worked well for her.

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Date Posted: 29 January 2013 at 10:01pm
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Posted By: jazzy
Date Posted: 21 April 2013 at 1:03pm
On the TV program Sunday they will be talking about fasting diets, sounds interesting & that is on tonight

Posted By: james
Date Posted: 21 April 2013 at 3:14pm
jazzy there is a article on fittnessrx about this take a read i will be wacthing sunday tonight

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Posted By: jazzy
Date Posted: 21 April 2013 at 3:30pm
will do thanks...

don't know if I could do 500cal 2 days a week & not worry about the other 5 days though. Think I need more structure & stick to 1200 cals a day.

Posted By: jazzy
Date Posted: 21 April 2013 at 3:35pm
Originally posted by james james wrote:

jazzy there is a article on fittnessrx about this take a read i will be wacthing sunday tonight

do you have the link?

Posted By: DanielHenry230473
Date Posted: 08 June 2018 at 12:44am
Am a very foodie person, still I have tried intermittent fasting but not getting satisfactory result from it. Then I start workout in GYM as well as yoga at home to lose weight which I feel much better than intermittent fasting.

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