One week on the 5:2 is officially under my belt. I can’t wait to see the long-term benefits, especially once I get more used to the flow, calorie counting, etc. For those of you who are new to the 5:2, in short it’s a “diet” where you fast for 2-days out of the week. This means that you only consume 500 calories throughout the entire fast day. 500 total calories, not each meal. The Fast Diet book that I have read and been working from (cookbook too) is found here: The Fast Diet by Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer. Not only are there a lot of long-term health affects to this, on top of loosing weight and maintaining a healthy weight, but you don’t have a radical lifestyle change, it’s only two days of the week and the other five days you can eat responsibly as you please!
- Plan better with meals, especially dinner and snacks
- It’s all mental, knowing you can’t eat just makes you want to eat everything
- Need to get a kitchen scale for measuring food!
- 4-egg whites with 10 cherry-tomatoes and basil pieces = 94 calories
- Optional Snack
- 8-almonds (96 calories) + 15 blackberries (18.75 calories) = about 115 calories
- Night one:
- Turkey Burgers with Tomato Salsa = 333 calories
- Night two:
- Chicken with Tomato’s and Olives + Tablespoon of hummus = 404
- Night one:
Obviously the math is off and I was slightly over by about 50 calories… oops! *smiles*
Have you tried the 5:2 Fast Diet? What have you learned?