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    Default 5:2 Fasting Diet

    I've been thinking about giving this a go. At about 82kg, I'm the heaviest I've ever been; so I desperately need to start doing something about my ever-expanding waistline, and setting a good example for my DD. Trying to work out what I can eat on the "fast" days, without feeling like I'm starving and gnawing on the lounge chairs at the end of it. I was thinking something like a piece of rye toast and a poached egg for breakfast; a Cruskit with cream cheese spread, shaved ham and a small green side salad for lunch; and a piece of grilled fish and a serve of mixed veggies for dinner,
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    I did my first Fast today. I've probably come in around 600 cal. I had a banana for breakfast (around 9am - I was up at 6). I had tuna salad for lunch and pumpkin soup for dinner. I didn't find it too hard. I hope it stops my mindless eating at night when the boys are in bed.
    What are people eating on none fast days?

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    I think I'll do my first fast day either Friday this week, or Tuesday next.

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    I'm back....it's been a long break for me but I got a kick up the pants today and I need to do something. I went to see a surgeon today about a umbilical hernia I have and the news was not good. Suffice to say I need to lose a lot of weight (50kg) in a short amount of time. He recommended Optifast but I know I couldn't do that long term. So I'm thinking of this again and using Optifast for my fasting days and to keep my calories definitely below 2000 on non fast days I am going to try Lite and Easy. I really need to get portion control right (it's my biggest enemy) so I was thinking this would help. I'm going to give myself 6 months. This will be putting off the surgery for about 3 months but I need that time so I can have a better outcome. My only problem is meals for DS, so I'll have to batch cook for him and freeze them I guess. I'm so emotional today, I knew I would get the you need to lose weight spiel but I wasn't prepared for the brutal truth. I don't want major surgery so to improve the situation and stop it reoccurring I need to do this.

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    @WiseOldOwl - it helps I've been doing Optislim for one week and have lost 8.6kgs. I don't know how long I will do the intensive phase (3 shakes a day) but it's working! Sucks to be in that position but you can do it!!!

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    Thanks @TortoiseNotTheHare that does help. How do you find the shakes taste/flavours wise? I read today they taste better if you do them in a smoothie blender with lots of ice. 8.6kg in 1 week is fantastic!!

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    @WiseOldOwl I'm not sure what the Optifast ones are like but with the Optislim well... I'm not going to lie. At first they made me want to heave. After 2 or 3 days of drinking them for breakfast, lunch and dinner it got better. Now I enjoy the taste!

    The best advice I can give you is to stick to it. It takes a toll mentally more than it does physically. You will feel hungry and you will get headaches so mentally you need to be strong enough to push past it.

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    @WiseOldOwl I'm not sure what the Optifast ones are like but with the Optislim well... I'm not going to lie. At first they made me want to heave. After 2 or 3 days of drinking them for breakfast, lunch and dinner it got better. Now I enjoy the taste!

    The best advice I can give you is to stick to it. It takes a toll mentally more than it does physically. You will feel hungry and you will get headaches so mentally you need to be strong enough to push past it.

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    @WiseOldOwl I'm not sure what the Optifast ones are like but with the Optislim well... I'm not going to lie. At first they made me want to heave. After 2 or 3 days of drinking them for breakfast, lunch and dinner it got better. Now I enjoy the taste!

    The best advice I can give you is to stick to it. It takes a toll mentally more than it does physically. You will feel hungry and you will get headaches so mentally you need to be strong enough to push past it.

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    @WiseOldOwl I'm not sure what the Optifast ones are like but with the Optislim well... I'm not going to lie. At first they made me want to heave. After 2 or 3 days of drinking them for breakfast, lunch and dinner it got better. Now I enjoy the taste!

    The best advice I can give you is to stick to it. It takes a toll mentally more than it does physically. You will feel hungry and you will get headaches so mentally you need to be strong enough to push past it.


 

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