The 5:2 diet plan: week one

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Hi everyone I'm going to give this a go starting tomorrow. I have been using My Finesses Pal to loose weight and saw that some days I can easily stick to or cal so figure I could manage the 5: Can I drink black coffee and diet coke on fasting days I know they are bad but don't think I can kick the coke habit!!

Also the scales are killing me was doing so well until I got on the scales and realized I hadent lost as much as I though even though I did loose some weight, it made me eat chocolate and drink wine!! So no more scales I think.

Just be wary as I get munchies when i drink! I am startng again after lunch today-BAD two days after my online food shop! Pre mentrual does not help either. However i have walked so dont feel toooo awful or failing. Congratulations of WW loss as well. As far as I know you have have alcohol on non-fast days I may be wrong but that's my understanding Hi - I have lost 22lbs on weight watchers and maintened my weight for nearly a year. However, I would like to lose another half a stone and despite sticking to my WW plan my weight seems to have hit a plateau so I was thinking of starting this next week.

Does anyone know if you can drink alcohol when doing this - obviously not on the fasting days! My advice, for what it's worth is to keep busy on a fast day but nothing strenuous. Also avoid food shopping. I also find lots of mugs of hot water helps see above. The great thing is knowing that the next day is "normal" It's literally taking it one day at a time and it can be different days each week to fit in with what you are doing We are all in this together!

Started reading the book on Kindle last night and actually feel I might "manage" this!! Any "Starting out" tips?? Hi everyone, Thanks so much for your comments and sorry for the repeated posting - we've got a glitch in our system so haven't been receiving notifications or been able to clean up duplicate posts, but we're working on it! We're loving all your tips and support here and so glad you're finding the 5: Good luck with it and we'll try to answer questions where we can - you can also follow Vicki on Twitter on VickiEdgson if you have questions about the meals.

Keep us updated, we'd love to know your progress! Judy x GTG team. Please ignore spelling errors above- its the tablets making me stupid- God knows what my teaching will be like next week when i go back! I wont be driving! More snow forecast I see rather than the expe tced rain! Ok chowed down big time on all goodies i had stupidly ordered so starting fast today earlier!

I find fizzy water my god send. Havent had fizzzy drinks for years because they say not to drink fizzy drinks. But I have locked onto fizzy water and alovely elderflwoer cordial dash of! Dont worry about multiple blogs jo I have emailled them to ask if they will remove them we shall see if any one repilies.

I find it interesting for a blog that noone from the website has said anything or replied to any of us or indeed just said Hi and good luck. It could just be us! Huge apologies for multiple comments yesterday. I must have accidentally hit a "Repeat - till - you - drive - everyone - nuts " button that I didn't know existed! Good luck with your fast Hannah. I find in this cold weather that numerous mugs of hot water , some with a slice each of fresh ginger and lemon or an inch or so of a cinnamon stick help to keep the body warm when food isn't there!

Hi Jo, got shingles on boxing day and still trying to get through the night with no pain! Drugged up to the eyeballs which means my knitting is all over the place. However snow has overtaken any concerns and I await my food delivery from a well knwn brand with anticipation! I read the Michael Moseley book and watched the show. I have looked at the recipes above but find that I choose to eat the foods i normally do but just divide it up on fast days into 3 lots of cals or so I also tend to do breakfast to breakfast or lunch to lunch or indeed 10 am am for example.

I also have a selection I my fridge so if i dont fancy something i can call on another and I log on fitness pal. I am on week 2 and am finding it do able. All the food can be got at the supermarket and on fast days the limit is cals.

I'm splitting it into 2 mini meals breakfast and supper drinking green tea and hot water between There is a book "the fasting diet " I think is what it's called by Michael Mosely. Anyway good luck and keep in touch. Hi everyone, I'm new here and have only just discovered this diet! I'm getting married in September, so desperate to lose some weight before then. I was interested to know, the food listed here, can this all be bought from the supermarket or does it all need to be made from scratch?

Also, I'm not sure if this is answered anywhere, but the days on, roughly how many calories should I be eating? How long have you been suffering? Sometimes food is the ONLY answer , whether the pain is physical or mental. If you like I'll ask the kinesiologist if there's anything natural that might help.

I'm doing a fast day today Good luck to us all! Started my fast day earlier that expected afterbeing up all night the other night- shingles pain and deciding to eat my way through the pain. Had eaten my daily calori intake by 4am! So started my fast day at 4. But I did have a toast breakfast which is my after fast treat! Good for you Jo and well done for seeing a kinesiologist- I find them so fascinating- I am well into alternative therapies and medicines.

So let me kow how you go. My stir fry with a little chilli sauce cals was delicious and followed by a low fat mocha choc coffee just topped it off! I have to say fast days without carbs so much easier to do for me. Thanks very much , Tracey, for your encouragement. You are absolutely right about not getting obsessed with the bathroom scales. I must try to concentrate on feeling better I do. I am seeing my kinesiologist at the end of this week and she always has very wise words and has done a huge amount to help me through last year which was my "annus horribilis " Today is a food day and I intend to enjoy it , without being silly and I'll then be up for fasting 2 more days this week.

Thank god its a feast day til lunch time. Couldnt sleep so ate toast with butter and marmalade! Cant wait to get to lunch and start. Have my stir fry in, my glorious soup etc. And my sleep-haha- at night means I am not thinking about food. Never mind its beautiful outside snowing so am rugging up to go shopping on the high street and shop for my older neighbours. Don't worry so did i! That's why I have other measures in place like measuring yourself and trying clothes on. Also dont forget you can wiegh more from one day to the next!

I was heavier after fast day 3 but two days later had lost some. Your body is also getting used to it. What did you eat on your feast days? Dont forget it takes something like calories less to lose a pound in fat so look on this as a healthy diet and the weight loss is secondary. I dont think the meals and how many you divide it into really have much impact.

Just do what is comfortable to you. I stuck rigidly to the cals but did divide it into 3 meals not 2. Was this the problem? Thats the key- it has to fit n with you , your lifestyle and daily hiccups! The thing I am finding is that it is manageable and not particularly hard to stick too. Hello there Elizabeth, I am 47 and I too have lots to loose from thyroid problems over ten years ago- ie no thyroid now. I had lost 3 stone but put on one and a half- now have five stone to loose- God that sounds immense and honestly I dont look too massive!

I walk at least three times a week in the hills, I set up a walking club in fact to make me go out as I got to the stage where I was sick of going alone. I live in a small village so resources for wieght loss re limited. Hence finding this site and this diet. I have lost a little weight week one and my trousers do seem a smidgen smaller. I have to say on my feast days i eat normal food but only ish cals of it. My tips are to find the times that suit you, I plan my food but often dont fancy it so I have a frdige of back up ideas.

Good luck this week. I've been looking for something that will help me lose 20 lbs or at least 2 sizes, but at 52 need more of a lifestyle change instead of a quick fix although that' d be nice too! I lost, a year and a half ago, what I' d call my baby weight, my baby' s 20!

It was long overdue. I swore I'd never gain it again, but guess what? Life happens and I let my guard down. This looks like a plan where I can have my whiskey and drink it too all within moderation of course! Tabitha on boubonandpearls mentioned it in one of her latest posts, so I've been giving the topic some research. I found this site and am finding it to be more than giving me answers about the 5: I refuse to age gracefully, but rather kicking and screaming, all bets are off.

I'll use whatever arsenal I can get my hands on! A good start is losing this weight. I'll be checking on the meal plans and the comments regularly, nothins' better than hearing from someone living it. What's the best time to start this plan? I like the idea of using fitness pal too. Thanks for the venue! Again my obsession and downfall! Also have measured my waist and tummy and just do that after a fast day onc a week. Thanks Jennifer, yes I thought it was that- I have since read the book on Kindle and basically it was saying not to get too hung up on the 24 hours thing and to adapt it to suit you.

I have to say I have done 3 fasts this week- alternate days and am in a funny way enjoying it all! I already log my food on fitness pal.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my white bread bacon sandwich this lunch time! I even went out for a long snowy walk before tea last night and was fine. As for foods I now have a selection in my fridge of fasting foods should i choose to do whatever day next week.

Stir frys - 35 cals a pack- red milk-good quality yoghurt, soups in cartons etc or homemade etc. I am doing this for health reasons and also wieght reasons so all good so far. I have come to the idea that quality is better that low fat versions.

I also love fizzy water- with elderflower cordial or lemon- delicious. I find when you look at a lot of book recipes for things like this the recipes are so 'posh' I just want normal food! I also split my food up as I find night times awful so i eat as late as possible and postpone breakfast to leter on etc. The 12 hour non food period seems to be the main thing 16 if you can but again just do what you can do. I've only started the 5: I notice in the Week One plan that it has full-fat Greek yoghurt instead of non-fat.

Any tips would be appreciated! Hi Tracey, I'm not an expert but I am doing the eating plan as well. I would say that it is from the time that you stop eating. So if you eat at I guess if even wanted to be more strict, it would start hours after you last ate as that is when the food would be digested.

Does that make sense? Anyways, I'm on my first week of 5: I fasted on Monday and Wednesday. I'm finding, though, that I'm eating a lot on the eating days, but it all healthy food that I crave. I'm hoping once I adjust to the eating schedule I start to eat a bit less on the eating days as well.

What do you think? Lost any weight yet? Onto my second Fasting day- cancelled yesterdays effort when I fell at the last hurdle and ate too much! However on target to suceed with this one.

I would like clarification if anyone knows, I am doing lunchtime to lunchtime or dinner time to dinner time etc via a time so or In other words is the time straight after my las normal meal as it were? In a six week series, nutritional therapist Vicki Edgson brings you the ultimate guide with her weekly 5 2 diet meal plans for both fasting and non-fasting days It's been a while since a diet craze came along that wasn't slaughtered by the experts and deemed a Very Bad Idea, but ever since the concept of the 5: In fact, she makes it sound all pretty easy, not to mention tasty… Normal non-fast days Choose one option for each of the five full eating days Breakfast: Fish pie with salmon, haddock and prawns Low-Calorie Fast Days Choose from one of the options for either breakfast and lunch, or breakfast and dinner Breakfast: Ginger juice extract Juice of two limes with 3 drops of vanilla essence Lemongrass 1 stick, smashed not sliced Aim to drink 2 litres of fluids per day Need more recipes for your calorie days?

Eileen August 17th Hi ,New to 5: Christine June 19th I started the 5: Chris October 21st Having spoken to two also male friends last week who have lost one and two stones respectively, I've decided finally to grasp the nettle and have a go at the 5: Loraine July 15th Hi, just found this forum, I have been following this diet for about 6 weeks now and have lost quite a bit of weight, I do exercise everyday.

Michelle April 7th Tracey young - I was very interested to view yr comments. Rachael February 24th Hi, im new to this diet and just wondered if anyone could clarify something Susan February 24th I have just found this site and am thinking about giving it a go.

Tracey February 16th Hi Lynne and sally, I have lost a little weight on this eating style which is good; think calories doesnt matter how you make up your cals I decide my fast days as to how i feel in the morning of that day. You may also be able to reduce breakage by resting your head on a pillow with a satin pillowcase at night while you sleep.

Sometimes, the root cause for hair loss is stress. Meditation can help to both reduce stress and restore your hormonal balance. Practicing meditation can also help you in other aspects of your life.

Walk, swim, or bike for 30 to 60 minutes per day. Or, try playing a sport like tennis, so you can take out your aggression by hitting a ball. The exercise will help to lower your stress levels. Talk to your spouse, a friend, a family member, or to a therapist about what you are experiencing.

Take the time to record your feelings in a journal. Avoid low quality wigs and hairpieces. Smoking negatively impacts your health in many ways, including increasing your risk of heart disease and respiratory illness. In addition to these and others, smoking can accelerate hair loss and also the graying process of your hair because the toxins in the cigarettes can cause hair follicles to become damaged.

Consider trying to quit or at least cutting back in order to minimize hair loss. Treat with saw palmetto. For centuries, saw palmetto has been used to promote healthy hair and skin. Saw palmetto also blocks the production of DHT a metabolite of testosterone , a contributing factor to enlarging of the prostate.

Because DHT production also causes hair loss, it is thought that saw palmetto can help prevent hair loss. However, no authentic clinical reports support use of saw palmetto to be effective for preventing hair loss.

Your mother told you they were good for you, but you may not know that they are good for your hair, too. Add some extra milligrams of these vitamins to your daily regimen: Vitamin A is an antioxidant, which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp. Sweet Potatoes are loaded with beta carotene - rich in Vit A not only promotes a healthy scalp but promotes hair growth. Take Omega-3 fatty acids.

Foods rich in Omega-3 are fatty fish, egg yolks, fish eggs caviar and milk. This vitamin stimulates circulation, and good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping your hair follicles productive.

The B vitamins help your body produce melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and stimulates blood circulation.

Pantothenic acid B5 vitamin is also responsible for proper hair growth because it plays a part in the cell division within hair follicles.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that increases your absorption of Non-Heme iron that originates from plant products. Because of this, a vitamin C deficiency can make hair dry and brittle, and also cause hair loss. Vitamin D is a pro-hormone that your body typically takes in through sun exposure. A low concentration of vitamin D2 has been linked to hair loss, especially for women who are years old.

What's the best way to treat hair loss when you have an oily scalp and dry ends? When shampooing your hair, be sure to focus on cleansing the scalp and not so much on the ends of your hair. You may benefit from washing the dry ends, gently, with conditioner instead of shampoo. When you use the oils as mentioned in the steps above, you can wash them from the scalp. This will take practice. If you do not see improvement, you may also need to speak to your healthcare provider about any concerns.

Not Helpful 3 Helpful Hot oil treatments may help to improve the health of your hair and help stimulate the blood flow to your scalp, which in turn may help with dryness and breakage.

Not Helpful 4 Helpful Eat a healthy diet with a lot of protein. Follow the steps in this article. Not Helpful 97 Helpful Genetics, diverse changes in hormones, lack of exercise, stress, pollution, and diet can all play a major role in this.

Not Helpful 92 Helpful One of the reasons for the hair to fall out is from washing the hair with water that contains chemicals which are used to purify the water. Wash or rinse the hair with chemical free water. If you can't find chemical free water, boil the water for sometime, cool it down and use. Apply castor oil mixed with coconut oil. Keep it overnight and use it with shampoo the next day.

Not Helpful Helpful Towels are very rough and have large fibers that break and damage hair very easily. A better solution for drying hair is to use either a cotton T-shirt or a micro-fiber towel, which can be purchased at beauty stores. Instead of rubbing your hair with the T-shirt or micro-fiber towel, pat and squeeze it dry. Hair is very delicate when it is wet, and using this technique will prevent further breakage.

Not Helpful 56 Helpful Use a caffeine shampoo, and massage the scalp daily. This promotes hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp. Not Helpful 40 Helpful Much hair loss is hereditary, but you can ensure your scalp and hair stay as healthy as possible by eating a well-balanced diet, sleeping enough, exercising and avoiding smoking and drinking. Not Helpful 72 Helpful I am 13 years old. My hair is short and falling out! What can I do? Answer this question Flag as Is it a good idea to wash my hair with bottled drinking water if my hair loss is due to hard water?

I've been losing hair quite heavily for a long period now yet I can't see any effect of it. But recently I noticed some ofthe hair I'm losing is becoming shorter, what can this be and how to stop it? Hi I have 2 small spots of my face and all hairs from that part is totally gone what should I do? Can guava leaves be used to promote hair growth?

Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. Tips Hair loss is often caused by nutrient deficiencies, hormone imbalances as a result of conditions like hypothyroidism, medications, and other medical conditions.

Talk to a healthcare provider to find out if any of these could be the reason for your hair loss before you try home remedies.

When you apply topical treatments to your scalp, make sure that you don't use them around clothes, furniture, or bedding that could either be ruined, or acquire an unpleasant odor from the treatments. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor about what supplements are safe for you to take before you start taking any to treat your hair loss.

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