I haven't posted here either for a couple of weeks or so, I am continuing with my fasting quest, albeit on a more manageable scale. I find myself eating less but more nutrient dense foods so if I do fancy a glass of red or a mini chocolate swiss roll - they are divine, soft, and so very.... sorry, got a bit carried away there! Anyway, you get the gist, I am finding the "diet" really does suit me and I am carrying it on as a lifestyle choice now.
I am doing about 700 calories 2-3 days a week, this may sound harsh but I am so used to it now, having done it since the New Year and I am continuing to lose weight, it has slowed down but I haven't gained anything back! Weighed myself yesterday morning and was down another half a pound, this from (another) week where I couldn't fit any exercise in except for my usual running around and a bit of erratic eating.
I won't weigh myself regularly now, I only used to weigh myself a couple of times a year but I can really tell that my clothes fit me better once again, my coats close now without straining at the buttons and I can get some of my clothes back out again and of course treat myself to some new gear and Mr J has said he can see the difference the diet has made.
Total weight loss this year is over 12lbs, I have surpassed my target of 10lbs and now want to try and go a further 6lbs, it's very do-able and although I am no longer counting calories, I kind of know what's really outrageously calorific now and avoid it on my lower calorie days or treat myself to a bite or two of something delicious when not fasting.
So this may be my nearly final #wobbleswednesday, there's not too much more to say, I can highly recommend the 5:2 diet and the alternate day diet too, it is hard for the first 3 or 4 fast days but it gets easier after that. My main food and drinks on my fast days are now highly densely nutritious soups that I make myself, full of vegetables and a few beans, huge naked salads, my Get Up and Go drink from Patrick Holford which is choc full of nutrients and when made with water (sometimes Almond milk) is a scant 66 calories (with Almond Milk add 29 more calories) and quite a few cups of tea (with carefully measured milk!).
Thank you Kate Naked Mum for hosting #wobbleswednesday, I shall pop in from time to time to see how everyone is doing and update every few weeks.