How long have you been fasting and how much weight have you lost?

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ChocolateBiscuitCake Mon 24-Jun-13 19:40:20

Have done my first fast day today and struggled...was fine until children's tea time and then became like a woman possessed at not being able to pick at their spag Bol! I was grumpy and snappy the rest of the day!

Desperate to lose last stone of baby weight (done 2 already) and need to focus on the task at hand.

Would love to hear the positive outcomes of fasting so far, please smile

TonytheFish Mon 08-Jul-13 16:09:16

Started 3rd June and have lost 11 lbs so far.

Even with a crap week last week when I was pre menstrual and found it almost impossible to fast! I stuffed my face!

I do 4:3

labelwriter Mon 08-Jul-13 16:12:07

I've been doing it since February and I've lost 18lbs. It's the best diet I have been on. Even though I am starving today I can eat tomorrow and now I know what I can and can't eat on Fast days I find it pretty easy.

BsshBossh Mon 08-Jul-13 20:48:53

21 lbs lost since end of January doing 5:2. BMI 28 --> 24 in that time. Still losing.

delilahmoo Thu 11-Jul-13 06:12:23

ooh just the thread I was looking for! What inspirational stories. It's my 3rd fast day today. I too was wondering where to take my weight from as after a fast day I am a lot lighter than say Monday morning when I have not fasted for 3 days. It can fluctuate 3-4 pounds. I too am 5.4 and started out at 9.6 and am aiming for 8.7. Have not been below 9 stone for a long time, wondering, other 5.4 ladies is it too low when getting a bit older? ( almost 40) I know too slim can drain your face a bit, any thoughts appreciated.

BsshBossh Thu 11-Jul-13 10:22:05

delilahmoo, as you lose weight, if you look in the mirror and don't like what you see then that's the time to stop. 8 stones 7 might look good on you, it might not. The mirror is your friend here, not the scales. Best of luck smile Come join us on the main (no. 23) thread for instant support.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Thu 11-Jul-13 10:25:09

I'm 5.4 and was 8 stone this morning - I like that weight on me, and I don't think I have the face problem because weight doesn't plump my cheeks in an attractive way, it just gives me CHINS. I go from about 8.3 to 8 over a week, and don't think I'll get much lower, though have been doing 5:2 for ages!

SofaKing Thu 11-Jul-13 11:22:22

I've been doing it since March, haven't lost any weight but have been on a very high dose of steroids.

Before starting 5:2 I gained two stone between November and February, fasting put a stop to my horrendous weight gain so even though I haven't lost I feel it has benefited me.

I've stopped steroids as of last week and dropped a pound after last fast day, so I'm optimistic it will help now I'm off the medication.

delilahmoo Fri 12-Jul-13 06:21:03

Thanks for advice I guess I'll just see how it goes and when to stop. It's coming off quickly so far, 5lb in 3 fasts [shocked] looking forward to breakfast this morning after fasting yesterday!

herbaceous Mon 15-Jul-13 16:13:43

I must say, I lost five pounds in the first two weeks, in March, and not much since. It goes up and down, but basically stays the same. Not entirely sure what I'm doing wrong. Might be eating too much on non-fast days, or not enough. Or it might be the booze!

SquidgyMummy Thu 18-Jul-13 06:23:07

6lbs in 2 weeks. On 4th FD today

SunnyRandall Thu 25-Jul-13 07:13:34

I am in my 5th week of 5:2 and have lost 13lb and feel amazing.

Want to lose another stone but I have a feeling it won't be quite as easy!

Love it and I look forward to fast days now as I know how good I feel the day after.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Thu 25-Jul-13 07:19:31

Mine is more modest - 9lb since the start of May, so I think that's probably eleven weeks?

BUT:

I don't calorie count on NFDs, I drink too much wine regularly, I've recently weaned DD2 and it's mid-winter here so I'm not doing any exercise at ALL, even chasing children around the park has stopped recently!
I had one week completely off, and two weeks of just 6:1, so I've only really done 8 'true' weeks.
Before I started, I was gaining 2-3lb a month due to lifestyle changes, so just having reversed that trend feels huge!

Four weeks in, between 7 and 9lb down, not totally sure due to replacing ancient scales with new digital ones halfway through!

I'm not be

I'm not being very careful on NFD though. Need to step up a gear for holiday in October though am go

Going to be nowhere near svelte, I have 5.5 stone to lose to get to BMI 25 blush

SunnyRandall Thu 25-Jul-13 12:07:44

I use MFP to track calories every day. I set it at "aim to lose 1lb per week" which allows me 1550 cals a day. But two days a week I only have 500. I find it easy to stick to 1550 most days but usually go over on Saturdays. But still lose weight due to the fast days.

It is brilliant and MFP is amazing. Don't think I would have managed without it.

karen1105 Sat 27-Jul-13 20:58:42

hi all,
my first post on mums net!
just started 5;2diet, been on slimming world and have lost 20lbs but its slowed right down now and i am getting less motivated to do it. My thought is to do slimming world on 5 days as thats a "healthy" way to eat and fast on the two days....thoughts?

cannotfuckingbelievethis Sun 28-Jul-13 08:30:28

Hi Karen - I'm not as experienced at 5:2 as other MNers on here but I think you may be better using the MFP app to track your calories on non fast days. Most people seem to have better results when they reduce their usual calorie intake by around 20% (I think ?! from memory) and then fast as usual on the fast days. I think there is more info on this on another thread, will try to find it and link if for you.

I've been fasting for around 3 weeks. Lost 5lbs.

Lizzabadger Sun 28-Jul-13 11:55:43

Lost half a stone in one month of mixed 4:3 and 5:2 with zero fasts.

karen1105 Sun 28-Jul-13 14:49:52

Thank you, will look up that app. I don't eat much and I didn't know if you do need to eat a lot on your non fast days to make this work? I have done two fast days and I just snacked all day rather than eating set meals, anyone experienced out there, do you think that's ok ?

Talkinpeace Sun 28-Jul-13 21:37:17

))))))) SNACKING ((((((((((

Clocked my weight on 1st September last year at 10 stone. Blech.
Started 5:2 (having watched the programme in August) and was 9 stone by the end of the term.
Have hovered just under 9 stone since then.
Am currently aiming for 8 stone 6 in time for September
but basically doing 5:2 for health not weight

NB
lower limit of healthy BMI for all people is now 18.5
upper limit of healthy BMI is 25 for white and hispanic and black people and 23 for all asians

formicadinosaur Mon 29-Jul-13 10:04:06

Wow, inspirational stories!

I've been doing this two and a half weeks and a few days ago I'd lost 5lbs. Next weigh in tomorrow?

wildwater Mon 29-Jul-13 17:25:59

Started last November at 83kg. Now just under 60kg - I think. Love the fast days, and love the body I haven't had since I was about 16. (I am now 63.)

wealthypensioneriamnot Tue 13-Aug-13 11:23:42

Plecofjustice.... so glad I read your thread. I am also borderline hypothyroid and post menopausal and need to lose around 2 stones in weight . I have been doing the 5/2 since the beginning of May and have only lost 5 pounds . I am getting a bit fed up but at least my weight has stopped going up ! Also , having read some of the other threads I have realised that sticking to the 500 calories has been a bit slapdash for me . I tend to splash milk into my tea and coffee at will and that probably adds a couple of hundred calories . Still, reading your thread has made me decide to continue regardless of the thyroid business ... the thought of losing 8.4 kilos has cheered me up !

wealthypensioneriamnot Tue 13-Aug-13 11:38:46

Wildwater I am sooo envious of your weight loss! I am the same age as you and 5 ft. 4 inches tall. For years ( until I hit the menopause ...... why does no one warn you ? ) I was around 8 st. 12 lbs . Next time I looked I was over 11 stones . How did that happen ? Oh yes, weekends away , eating in nice restaurants , drinking nice wine mmmm. My doctor now tells me I am borderline hypothyroid , which having googled it seems to imply that losing weight will be a struggle . Having said that I am so fed up with being this weight having effortlessly been a size 12 for years that I am desperate to make the 5/2 work for me .It has been a very slow weight loss ..... all the more depressing when weight just seems to drop off other posters ..... oh, and my DH too . Any tips you can pass on would be gratefully received.

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