Tuesday, 30 April 2013

The Fast Diet ... week 5 and life is feeling fine!

Its a lovely sunny day and my mood is sunny too. Not only did I spend all yesterday afternoon planning my lessons for this week, leaving me feeling rather satisfied and smug, but I have lost weight and lowered my BMI. Woohoo!!

Since I have been on Dr Michael Mosley's 5:2 Fast Diet it has been, as they say on the telly, a journey! I have just about got myself to the the right place with the whole thing, after a month of experimentation. And, at last, the weight is starting to come off. Not only that, I feel so much better in myself. I have lost that bloated, fat feeling and feel so much more alert in myself too.

The interesting thing about eating a reduced calorie intake twice a week is that I don't feel the need to overeat the other 5 days. In fact it has made me more aware of what I am eating and I am enjoying a far healthier diet purely because that's what I fancy.

Yesterday I made flapjacks ( blinking delicious I am told!!) for my Book Club. I didn't eat any as it was my fast day, but had thought that I would have one this morning with my coffee for breakfast. But, actually, I'm not bothered. I've given them to my boys as part of their packed lunch and I had a bowl of porridge instead.

I have read interesting reviews on the Fast Diet which are scathing, but for me the diet is working. It fits in with my lifestyle, is flexible, does not deny me the enjoyment of food and has resulted in me feeling a lot healthier, cleaner ( if you know what I mean?) and generally happier.I don't think being hungry twice a week is a killer and you'd be amazed at how filling a big bowl of salad can be at only 50 calories.

I have put my stats on my Fast Diet page on the tabs above, but over all I have lost a couple of pounds and 2 inches off my waist. All good. I am looking at this as a way to live my life forever - not as a quick fix fad.

If you are just starting or about to start? Good Luck!! Experiment to see what suits you and keep going if you don't lose weight immediately. Its not all about weight loss, its about a healthy life!! And as I said at the start, my life today is looking decidedly sunny. Woohoo!!!

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Suzanne Whitton said...

Interesting. My mum has been on this diet since Christmas and lost 6lbs in total! I don't like to tell her but I think that's not all that great...shouldn't she be expecting more than that? Out of interest, do you do the 2 days consecutively or spaced apart? She is doing the latter and I'm not sure it should be done that way. Well done you anyhow. What a boost!

Natasha said...

well done on your weight loss and inches x

sarah at secret housewife said...

Hi Suzanne and Natasha

Thanks for your comments! Having read the book and watched the documentary I think, for me, the main focus of this is not weight loss, but long term health. Of course the weight loss is a good thing when you are overweight, but if you look at my page above on the tabs you can see how the plan works and what is claims to do to various blood levels.There is a link to the Horizon documentary on the page tab.
I have read reviews that slate the diet, but for me its a regime that works well. We shall see!!
It doesn't really matter when you fast, but I think the majority choose 2 days spaced out in the week. I do Mondays and Thursdays.
Sarah x