“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…

12 diets, 12 (ish) months – an update

I was planning on writing a blog today about My Fitness Pal and their approach to weight loss when I noticed that I started my Twelve months twelve different diets! challenge almost a year ago today on the 25th September, 2017 with the Weight Watchers diet. When I started I was full of hope and optimism…

Fourth weigh-in – Slimming World

After a flying start, this Slimming World malarkey is getting a little harder.  I weighed in at club this morning and again I had only lost half a pound.  Whilst this brings my total weight loss in 4 weeks to 8lbs (a result I can only be happy about), this is less impressive if I…

Eating my way around beautiful Cornwall!

I have been quiet of late because I have been on holiday to the lovely county of Cornwall in the South West of England.  We stayed in a little cottage in a village just outside the seaside resort of Newquay and spent our days sightseeing and walking the beautiful coastal paths. I particularly loved the…

Final weigh in – 16:8 diet

Today was my final weigh in on the 16:8 diet and I’ve only lost a pound and a half. Grumpf! I am a bit disappointed by this because the 16:8 or 8 Hour Diet really is the easiest diet I’ve tried so far and so it would have been GREAT if it was the magic…

1st weigh in and 1st impressions – 16:8 diet

Although I’ve only been following 16:8 since Wednesday of last week, I weighed in as usual this morning as my Monday weigh in is my ‘official’ one.  I was pleased to see that I have lost a pound and I’m not too annoyed that I’d not lost more (despite putting on 2.5lbs last week –…

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…