“Fast” and Loose

Back in my post 12 months, 12 diets – AWOL I realised that the only diets that have really worked for me were those I found in Self Help books (in particular Karina Melvin’s Artful Eating) and Intermittent Fasting (in particular 5:2 fasting).  I tried these diets in December and January and I very much credit…

“It’s all about the medal, medal, medal”

A nice little ‘present’ landed on my doorstep today, a chunky, funky, glittery medal for the virtual half marathon I completed on the treadmill last week (because Bath Half Marathon was cancelled due to the snow).  It was a very painful run but what kept me going was the thought of this lovely medal! My…

The principles – 16:8 diet

Also known as The 8 Hour diet, the 16:8 diet is an intermittent fasting plan where you fast for 16 hours and eat for 8 hours in any 24 hour period.  It is based on the idea that the human body will function better with periods of eating followed by periods of fasting.  It is…

12 diets, 12 months – 16:8 diet

If you’ve read my short blog entitled Abandoned! – The Mediterranean Diet you’ll know that I just couldn’t commit to The principles – The Mediterranean Diet.  It wasn’t that the diet wasn’t a healthy and delicious one, but it just didn’t work for me.  So I made the decision only two weeks in to abandon the diet…

1st weigh in and 2nd fast – 5:2 diet

I am pleased to say that I had lost 1lb when I weighed in yesterday after a week on the 5:2 or Fast Diet.  This is particularly good news for me as I was only able to fast once last week.  I am currently learning to drive and I do not feel I should fast…

12 diets, 12 months – 5:2 diet

Thanks to some of the techniques learnt last month, when I dipped my toe into the world of self-help books and mindfulness, I have managed to get through Christmas practically unscathed with only a teeny tiny weight gain. Now that the fun is over and the tree is well and truly down it is time…