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22 Jan 13
I am not veggie but loving organic tofu burgers (and similar things made from bulgur/pulses). I had one for breakfast, went running at lunch time and didn’t feel hungry until 6pm – Considering it’s my first day ‘fasting’ i reckon that is pretty good! They are high in protein which may be why, but the only trouble is as they are ‘processed’ – i don’t know if they are really very good for you? I would appreciate advice on that.
14 Apr 13
I’ve been vegetarian for 36 years and have recently cut down on cheese as my Triglycerides are high, can I now bring it back into my diet on non fast days without ruining my chances of improving my lipid results? Please say yes.
Does anyone have experience of this? I’d love to hear from those who have achieved better results, veggie or not. I find that a lentil salad at night with low fat natural yoghurt, mint and lemon dressing very satisfying; it really helps to add punchy flavoursome ingredients. This is the easiest weight loss regime in years but I really want the health benefits to be uppermost as I am mid fifties. Thank you Michael & Mimi.
24 Apr 13
Yes I would like some information please.
My Cholesterol is high and I don’t eat eggs or cheese or dairy, can i still carry on with soya milk or oat milk and Greek yogurt? and basically I eat porridge oats every morning with soya milk..Any info would be helpful.
Many thanks Lise
12 May 13
I would also like some information regarding soya milk and soya (plain) yoghurt. I’ve eaten both for years, am I still ok to carry on doing so on my fast days? Thanks, Kris
Hi, Kris (KristinaK) – I use soya milk all the time and I’m not sure why you question whether it (and soya yogurt) are suitable on a fast day. It’s fine, surely, as long as you stay within your day’s calorie allowance. Check the packaging for its calorie content. Maybe dilute the soya milk with water if you want the calorific equivalent of semi-skimmed or skimmed cows’ milk compared to whole cows’ milk. I hope you enjoy eating the 5:2 way.
Oops, sorry Lise (dreadylise) – only just spotted your comment from 24 Apr, also about soya milk. I believe Greek yogurt is high in calories (as well as being a dairy product, surely?) but if it is your favourite over other types of yogurt then I would say the same: just stay within the recommended calorie limits. Having said that, I notice that in ‘The 2 Day Diet’ (which is more prescriptive than ‘The Fast Diet, especially in stipulating high protein/low-cards for fast days) the authors state that on one’s fast day one should not ‘be tempted to use rice or soya milk instead of milk or soya milk…as they are too low in protein and too high in carbohydrates’ but then one can use them on non-fast days, they say. You choose – whatever keeps you happy to stay using the 5:2 system.
Oops, again, re my response to Lise (dreadylise) about soya milk: amend the quote from ‘The 2-Day Diet’ to read ‘Don’t be tempted to use rice or OAT milk instead of dairy or soya milk….etc’. Apologies for my transcribing error.
13 May 13
Thanks for this – I’m just starting the 5:2 system, first fast day tomorrow!
24 May 13
I’m a vegetarian of 4 years, and a commis chef, so I do really enjoy my food!
My advise is to go for Quorn products, they are extremely low in calories so they’ll fit right in on your fasting days and are really easy to prepare. Its important to get your protein when you fast or your body will break down your muscles – and we dont want that!
I eat very low calorie veg like spinach, brocolli, courgettes, peppers, aubergines, legumes and so on, with a good sized portion of Quorn on my fast days. 1 cup of brocolli for example has only 25 calories in it and it also contains protein, and 1 “chicken” fillet from quorn is only 44calories, you can have 2 with a nice big portion of brocolli, garnished with crushed garlic, cracked salt and a little parmesan – for a measly 160 calories. eat wisely and you can get some nicely sized tasty meals on your fast days.
The lucky part about being vegetarian is that our protein sources are far lower in calories than our meat eating counter parts!
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