5:2 Fasting Diet - Day 1
My days start with getting breakfast for the toddler and tea for myself and Mr J. Some days I eat breakfast and some days I don't, most days I don't find the time to eat until nearly 12, I think thats called Brunch! So my fasting days will start the same but I am limited to 600 calories or less.
For my first day on the 5:2 Fast Diet I worked out the caloric values of the foods I was planning to eat in advance. The Fast Diet book has a great little calorie counter in the back plus myfitnesspal app filled in the gaps.
On Monday the day went like this:
Morning: Black tea with 50ml skimmed milk x 3 = 75 calories
Cucumber - 100g - 10 (yes 10!) calories
Cottage Cheese (70% reduced fat, usually buy full fat) - 50g - 35
calories. Almonds - 10g - 65 calories.
Late PM: Black tea with 50ml skimmed milk x 2 - 50 calories
Half slice of Warburtons thin with 20g cottage cheese = 39
By 5pm I was absolutely ravenous, hence the half slice & cottage cheese, I felt I just needed something for my tummy to get hold of plus I was getting a slight headache.
I drank a lot more water than I usually do too, probably close to 2 litres but it stopped the tummy rumbles more than once!
Dinner: Alaskan Salmon - 100g - 150 calories baked with ginger, garlic and
lemon - 5 calories - Steamed Broccoli - 100g - 32 calories,
Asparagus - 50g - 15 calories and Courgette - 50g - 18 calories.
Blueberries - 20g - 12 calories
Dinner tasted fabulous (although I never usually eat this much at one sitting), it was really plain and simple apart from the ginger and garlic but I savoured every mouthful and ate much slower than usual.
I did find it hard going in the middle of the day but I think over time it will get easier once I get into the swing of two days fasting and expand my low calorie repetoire.
I was hungry for most of the day (I've fought the urge to finish off TC's food, amazing how many times I found myself nearly doing it, wonder how many calories are consumed that way!) but Mondays are busy here and it's always an active day, Thursday TC will be at nursery in the afternoon and I will be stuck behind my desk working so will be interesting to see how the day differs.
My total calories for the day were 506 which I am extremely pleased with especially as I thought I would not be able to come in under 600.
It was an early night for me.... didn't want to chance a late night nibble!