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The 5:2 diet

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by eleanorms, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. eleanorms

    eleanorms Occasional commenter

    So not overweight, but have noticed a difference around waist. My Autumn wardrobe is definitely snugger than it was last year. Husband, who has been thin all his life, is very depressed to be growing a little pot belly as his 40s progress.
    So basically, have people had any success with intermittent fasting diets? We eat well, lots of vegan food and not much junk, but probably just a bit too much!
     
  2. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Lead commenter

    It worked well for me at first …. as do so many diets! I think that's because you're really strict with yourself at the start of something new - but 500 calories is a really small amount for a whole day. I read somewhere that if you put the whole day's food on one plate, it would look like 'tea for a toddler'. That of course depends on how you choose to use your calories, but it does require careful planning.
    I know I just got lazy after a while and thought 'this little biscuit / extra fruit / half a sandwich won't make any difference. But it does!
    Slimming World definitely works better for me - I'm veggie, eat a lot of vegan food and generally eat very healthily … just too much of it!
     

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