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5:2 Diet Day 1 - Success :)


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Hey everyone.  I have been having an issue with my weight creeping back up after dropping from almost 160 to 133.  It wasnt totally terrible as I got back up to almost 140 but it was more my eating habits were slipping.  I was not sticking to my meal plans and was wavering from my diet more and more as the days went by.  I did a lot of researchj on the 5:2 diet and it sounded perfect.  Yesterday I went shopping and bought things to assist me in the plan and today was day one of eating under 500 cals.  It went amazing.  I feel great and though the day is winding down and unfortunatly I still have to be at work until 10 (lol working hard on calorie count)... I am proud of myself.

For people who do not know what the 5:2 Diet is.  You pick 2 non consecutive days to eat under 500 cals and the other days eat as your normally would.  I think this will help with getting back on track for me and I really feel great.  I know everyone has things that work for them but this is the adjustment that seemed to be perfect for me and I am excited.  Will keep you guys posted. :)

Edited Nov 16 2012 21:22 by coach_k
Reason: Calorie Count's mission is to promote healthy and sustainable weight management. Starvation (eating 500 calories) is never a healthy nor sustainable method of weight control
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I can't help but be leery when a person says, "I've been on X diet for 3.5 minutes and I FEEL GREAT!", because, well, that's what everyone says for any and every diet anyone has ever tried, no matter what the success rate or safety of said diet might be.

I do wish you all the luck in your endeavors, but I still don't understand why people can't just eat normally for 7 days instead of starving themselves for 2 of them.

Well, I'm certainly not going to congratulate you on maintaining below starvation calories... regardless of whether you intend this to be the beginning of the 5:2. I'm also in agreement with snooglies wrt eating normally for 7 days instead of starving for 2...

What I will do is let you know that the forums are not personal diaries -- feel free to keep the world informed via your journal or your profile, but not via the forums, otherwise the thread(s) will be locked or deleted.

I totally understand.  I was just feeling good and wanted to share since there was a topic about this very diet yesterday :)

Ignore them. I'm happy for you and hope you do well. Everyone is different. If this works for you then run with it. It's not starvation. It's intermmittent fasting. I have done a 10 day juice fast before, and while it's not easy, I felt so much better afterwards. Cravings were gone and I was 13 pounds lighter. Although, half of it was water weight, but it was still a loss. Like I said, everyone is different. Keep me posted on this. If you don't want to post it in a thread, PM me. I'll be happy to keep in touch.

Original Post by nikki_hernandez:

Ignore them. I'm happy for you and hope you do well. Everyone is different. If this works for you then run with it. It's not starvation. It's intermmittent fasting. I have done a 10 day juice fast before, and while it's not easy, I felt so much better afterwards. Cravings were gone and I was 13 pounds lighter. Although, half of it was water weight, but it was still a loss. Like I said, everyone is different. Keep me posted on this. If you don't want to post it in a thread, PM me. I'll be happy to keep in touch.

Do you really believe you lost 6.5lbs of FAT over a period of 10 days? The weight you lost was likely entirely in the form of fluids and fecal matter.

I live how supportive people are on these forums, it really warms my heart!!! Good luck with your 5/2 diet. I'm doing it too and lost 7lb in a week. I've eaten what I wanted for 5 days, not thought about it at all really and then on 2 non consecutive days I've reduced my calories to 500. That hasn't meant starving myself, it had just meant eating lean meat, lots of veggies, plenty of water, black coffee, diet drinks. The other 5 days I didn't count my calories nor stop myself having treats. Having tried several other diets such as Atkins and weight watchers, this feels like it will give me the weight loss I want plus the extra health benefits such as lower cholesterol and chance if Alzheimer's etc.
Original Post by snooglies:

Original Post by nikki_hernandez:

Ignore them. I'm happy for you and hope you do well. Everyone is different. If this works for you then run with it. It's not starvation. It's intermmittent fasting. I have done a 10 day juice fast before, and while it's not easy, I felt so much better afterwards. Cravings were gone and I was 13 pounds lighter. Although, half of it was water weight, but it was still a loss. Like I said, everyone is different. Keep me posted on this. If you don't want to post it in a thread, PM me. I'll be happy to keep in touch.

Do you really believe you lost 6.5lbs of FAT over a period of 10 days? The weight you lost was likely entirely in the form of fluids and fecal matter.

I didn't say that. I just said half of it was water weight. BTW, do you like to post things that make people feel bad or is it unintentional? If you can't say anything nice or give constructive criticism without a snotty attitude, then why are you on here? Savvyme came here for support, not for someone to rip her a new one. If you felt strongly about it maybe a 'Hey, my name is Snooglies, and I read your post. I'm not sure if thats healthy. I read somewhere that that was considered starvation.' would get you somewhere fast. Maybe next time you should watch your tone. It really puts people off.

Original Post by nikki_hernandez:

Ignore them. I'm happy for you and hope you do well. Everyone is different. If this works for you then run with it. It's not starvation. It's intermmittent fasting. I have done a 10 day juice fast before, and while it's not easy, I felt so much better afterwards. Cravings were gone and I was 13 pounds lighter. Although, half of it was water weight, but it was still a loss. Like I said, everyone is different. Keep me posted on this. If you don't want to post it in a thread, PM me. I'll be happy to keep in touch.

Thank you to all those who have been supportive.  I do not mind constructive criticism and in fact I was prepared for it.  I was ding very well counting cals for a wile and was achieving successes in my weight loss journey but for some reason I fell off the wagon and found myself unable to control portion sizes and stopping when I was full.  Everyone has there own ways of doing this, but I chose this 5/2 diet after research and found this works for ME.  I actually feel incredible this morning after restrictive day and had fantastic breakfast and worked out.  Packed my lunch for work and am not stressing about food.  This gives me the freedom to eat healthy and personally I feel better than I have in weeks.  So before you jump on me, it would be nice for you to support before judging.  And once again, thanks to those who are full of sweet motivation.  We are on here to help not to hinder :)

Keep it up! Good luck. It's working for me and I hope it works for you too

Bierorama's message -- same topic, different thread:

Calorie Count's mission is to support healthy and sustainable weight management. There is nothing healthy nor sustainable about eating only 500 calories a day, even if it's just two days per week.

I'm not sure why you think eating this way will allow you to lose weight more quickly than simply decreasing the amount you eat on a daily basis, just much less severely. Not only that, but what do you consider "eat normally"? I highly doubt two days of 500 calories will put much of a dent in their weight if they're significantly overeating the rest of the time.

It's not difficult to lose weight. Simply eat real food, less of it than you burn and try to move more.

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