A typical day for me is a coffee or tea for breakfast and I try to keep my 500 cals for dinner.
I'll have a skim latte in the arvo and then have a 300 cal dinner. Maybe an icy pole afterwards.
Main benefits come from having a longer fast. Try to skip breakfast or lunch and drink lots of water. Use diet drinks, miso soup or such to fill up.
Hunger pangs go. They don't hang around.
I started with having a boiled egg and had asparagus spears to dip for breakfasts when I first started fasting.
Once I got used to feeling a but hungry, I skipped breakfast.
Sometimes I'll have lunch, but mostly I try to keep myself busy until after work, or when DH gets home and I have a skim latte which settles the pangs until we eat tea.
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26-03-2015 17:47 #511
5:2 Fasting Diet
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27-03-2015 07:05 #512
I'm thinking about giving this a go today! I've been sticking to a 1200 calorie diet and have been trying to walk a lot as a form of exercise but my weight is being very erratic at the moment.
27-03-2015 09:40 #513
That sounds like it must have been really difficult for you to hear.How are you feeling about it now that you’ve had a day to process it? I think Lite and Easy looks great – it would definitely help with portion control on non fast days (which is my problem too) .
AFM – I am fasting today.I have been slack and only fasting sporadically.I am also eating way too much sugar and junk….I feel terrible because of it.Back to proper fasting and healthier eating on non-fast days as of today.I was feeling so good when fasting regularly and eating better…..so annoyed at myself for slipping back into bad habits.
27-03-2015 09:42 #514
I prefer to keep most of my calories until dinner too.A typical fast day is nothing but water/tea until lunch time, a diet soft drink, and if I am really hungry I have a boiled egg late afternoon.For dinner I have mainly been doing veg and chicken with soy sauce, or salad and feta or chicken.I try to save enough calories for a hot chocolate (with water instead of milk) in the evening as I hate going to bed hungry!
27-03-2015 10:05 #515
I'm another who trys to avoid eating until as late as possible. Sometimes i will have sugar free red bull or diet coke to help with the energy levels (not very healthy though, i know). Sometimes i'll have green tea or a cup of hot water with a teaspoon of miso paste and usually some baby spinach leaves to bulk it up a little. I find that the miso 'soup' is really good for keeping the hunger pains at bay.
For food i try to eat mostly fruit and vegies as they are typically low cal and you can eat more.
I will usually have a piece of fruit throughout the day and have some tofu or just greens like baby pak choy and broccoli on rice with a splash of soy sauce for dinner.
Sometimes I will have corn thins as a snack to as they are 23 cals each.
27-03-2015 10:24 #516
I'm already hungry, I usually always eat breakfast so that would be why and I'm not doing much today so I have more time to focus on it.
27-03-2015 15:15 #517
28-03-2015 16:13 #518
First fast day of my new start and so far so good. To make it easy I am using Optislim shakes at 150cals each. I actually don't mind them with some ice in the water and blended rather than shaked. Will have some stirfry vegies and another shake for dinner. After dinner is my worst time, need to make it to bed without eating anything.
28-03-2015 16:38 #519
@WiseOldOwl - what kind of stirfry veggies are you having tonight? I am doing Optislim too and on day 10 am already running out of ideas of what to have. Well actually I have a few ideas but just don't seem to feel like any of them!
I'll keep an eye out to see how you are tracking and can cheer you on!
28-03-2015 16:53 #520
I'm just stirfrying up some broc/carrots/cauli/snowpeas with some soy and oyster sauce. Can't have vegies just on their own, need some sauce or something to get them down.
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