“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 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…

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…

A fasting diary – 5:2 diet

Today is my first fasting day on the 5:2 diet, diet number four in my Twelve months twelve different diets! challenge.  As this is so new to me I thought it would be interesting to write a diary account of how I find it. Getting started Using the calculator recommended in the book “5:2 Veggie &…

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…