I kept it very simple this week with my 5:2 Fast Diet meals, the week was set to be very busy so quick, easy, simple were my buzz words! I even had to tell the girls that I wouldn't be there for our monthly girls night out this week which is probably just as well!
This week I managed to keep my calories down to 479 on day 1 and 493 on day 2. I found it easier after my initial glass of water and tea upon rising to wait until I was actually hungry in the mornings so around 11am I had a late breakfast of 100g 0% yoghurt & fruit plus a boiled egg or 25g bacon (no fat) with a pile of watercress and rocket leaves and then through to dinner with only green tea, water and another cup of tea with carefully measured skimmed milk.
On day 1 I made baked fish with tons of steamed vegetables for dinner, day 2, 50g grilled chicken with a vegetable stir fry and another plate of steamed vegetables.
It's not been easy this week with the freezing weather when all I wanted was stodgy carbs and warming foods. And food shopping for the family on an empty stomach was really hard!
Next week I am going to to meal plan for my fasting days as well as the rest of the week. Everything I like to eat is far more calories than I am allowed so a bit of more forward planning is in order!
I do feel that the 5:2 Fasting Diet would be more suitable for me to do in the warmer months and with that said I shall be changing things next week - still fasting though!
I'm also factoring in some exercise into the mix, its not that I'm not active, if you have or have had a 2 year old in your life you will know what I mean, just want to focus more on targetted exercise like a swim every week sans toddler (so I actually get a swim) and blowing the cobwebs off some of my home gym equipment which will speed up my metabolism and weight loss. I have another 10lbs to go and 1-2lb a week is my target.
Total weight loss this week: 1lb