“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…

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…

Final weigh in – 5:2 diet

Time flies by and I am sad to report that today was my final weigh in on the 5:2 diet.  Sad because this diet has been successful for me, I have lost another 1.5lbs this week which brings my total loss in 4 weeks to 5lbs and makes this my most successful diet (along with…

3rd weigh in – 5:2 diet

Another successful week on the 5:2 diet with a 1lb loss.  This means that I have lost every week in 2018 and have lost 3.5lbs so far on the 5:2 diet.  I am very happy with these results (especially as it means that I survived the kebab supper last week! Last night’s supper – the abuse…

2nd weigh in and more about intermittent fasting – 5:2 diet

I have had another good result with the 5:2 diet this week, losing 1.5lbs.  What really amazes me about 5:2 is that you really do only have to worry about dieting for the two days a week that you are fasting.  I know that might sound a bit obvious, but I am the furthest from…