Friends' Criticism

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  • Has anyone else experienced the bizarre phenomenon of ‘friends’ who criticise you for being on the 5:2 diet?!!!

    “You’re too thin already”. “You’re being neurotic”.

    Some background – I’m quite slim, and these so-called friends are overweight.

    Thanks,

    Martin
    Bristol
    UK

    Hi Matrin,

    Feel you pain.

    I would try and emphasize the non-weight loss benefits of the diet, I’ve found that to help! All of the reasons why fasting is good for us (which in addition, I use as a reminder when I hit plateaus!!).

    Personally I’ve found 5:2 really helps fat loss, as opposed to muscle loss, which I’ve talked about to the nay-sayers.

    I was told I was being extremely dangerous because fasting (even 5:2) messes up your metabolism and makes you put on weight whenever you aren’t fasting.

    Luckily I felt so smug I just let it roll over me.

    I’ve had a few people tell me it was dangerous too, or that I was losing too much weight. Curiously, it’s always people that are overweight that make those comments. I just grin and go out and buy another pair of skinny jeans. πŸ˜‰

    It also matters where your fat is. Where mine is ‘stored’ is where others can’t see it [under my skirt in my upper thighs. No kidding: 2 visible pouches.] I knew I had weight to lose but it was invisible to the mob.

    Hold Fast, Martin and be sure to set a weight below which you will not go, just so you don’t go too far. I think I could lose my ‘pouches’ but if I did my BMI would be dangerously low and unhealthy.

    Just watching Michael’s original programme would give the answer to this. He didn’t look fat, but he had fat around organs.

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