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  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Slim, I seemed to have missed your post about the brunch as we were writing around the same time – don’t worry, it’s not a massive fail, just a learning experience. Intesha and Merry would tell you to get back on the horse. We’re still the same people we always were and it takes some time to undo decades of bad food habits. Hope today is going well.

    LJ, I understand that it’s very helpful to write down the cal intake and I applaud you for doing it all this time. I can also appreciate how you want to move on now to normalise your experience with food. You have come so far and must be very proud of all you’ve achieved. I bet you get a lot of positive comments at those family and social gatherings.

    I’m very rigid with my FDs, counting every morsel. So I like recipes with very few ingredients on a FD. That’s why I’ve never really even had a salad on a FD – too much faffing about with calories and weighing things. I also do the portion thing before freezing. Several of my FD recipes require 400gm chicken for 4 portions and I find it easier if the ingredients are readily available.

    Yes, the various brands of almond milk and almond & coconut milk vary quite a bit with calorie count. I get 80 mls for 20 cals from mine which is a reasonable trade-off for me. I’ve actually grown to quite like the taste – but not enough to extend its use to nonFDs!

    Merry, Joffy, where are you?

  • Mid Fifties – Just starting and hoping to lose weight (yet again)?!

    Good Sunday eve all!

    Long day of early morning tennis tournaments for my twins a good hour drive away and then lunch with the team and grocery shopping at the big box store (Costco). Made dinner for the kids and then got out and walked an hour with one of the kids to relieve a little stress (my son is driving me bonkers currently!). I’m super worn out…my older diabetic daughter’s glucose alarm went off twice last night waking me out of a sound sleep and you know at this age how hard it is anyway to get a good night’s sleep! 🙁 Anyhow, enough of the whining! Weight today 118 even again so happy with that.

    Cosette, I’m not sure but I think you’re responding to old posts? Haven’t heard from Milena and Salma in a while. Good luck on your first official fast tomorrow! You can do it! We are all here cheering you on virtually!

    Gillian, sounds like you will make the Thai soup before me…let me know how it is!

    Yes, Lori, check in with us when you can. We all have our own little variations of eating. I think its just important to cheer each other on in losing weight period, no matter how we do it!

    Let’s have a great week ahead everyone! 🙂

    Sherry

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Yes i will start April 1.I have already done the prep and am ready to start.4kilos in April.Giving it away!

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    @okeydokey – add me in for continued maintenance. Hard to believe I’ve been on 5:2 for just over a year and began with @coda on the May ’16 challenge, been on them ever since! Thank you so much for taking the reins, and nice to meet your OH @fordprefect.

  • New to fasting 24 hours

    @halizabeth – I started out fasting limited amounts and slowly moved to longer fasts. My first 30 hours fast was difficult but now that is easy. Right now I’m 39 hours into a fast. I find the 30 to 60 hours range much tougher than the first 30 hours. I’ve only done it a few times so far. However it seems my body is slowly learning out to deal with fasting.

    I think you are on the right track. What you eat is really key. You really can’t out fast a bad diet unless you really enjoy suffering.

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Count me in. I have to figure out what my goal will be for April. Probably keeping below 80kg most days …

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    I was doing some checking and I think the ketosticks I’m using and chart read high. Typically 3+ mmol/l is considered well into ketosis. 4+ is severe ketonuria and I’ve only seen that type of measurement with myself once. (I haven’t always been checking.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketosis#Diet

    So adjusting I’m probably around 1.5 mmol/l right now moving towards the 3 mmol/l. My best guess is right now I’m probably burning around 4g to 5g fat / hour. That would be about 36 to 45 calories / hour. My blood glucose is a healthy 91 mg/dl. At this point of the fasting there is probably a fair amount of protein being consumed and converted to fat. (protein gluconeogenesis) It takes time for the body to shift to mostly consuming fat. Typically up to 72 hours for men, women generally are faster at this metabolic shift than men.

    Protein gluconeogenesis used to sound really scary to me. The first thought is my body is destroying my muscles. However there is lots of junk protein in the body that needs to be consumed and the actual amounts of protein consumed per day are small. That is especially true if you have been shrinking your body size. If the body went after the protein in our muscles first, we simple wouldn’t have survived as a species. As we lose fat there is a lot of extra tissue and skin that is no longer needed. The body consumes some of that from the inside. I now really believe it because if it weren’t happening I would have a lot more loose skin that I do. Now if you keep fasting until there isn’t any fat left, then yes the body will start consuming muscle mass, in my mind that is where starvation starts.

    What happens as we fast is that as we run low on glycogen we lipolysis slowly increases. Lipolysis is basically what we want, the consumption of our fat. However for most people there is a period of time where our body doesn’t have enough ketones for fuel and is short on glucose. That is when there is more of the protein gluconeogenesis kicks in. It typically goes down as the lipolysis increases. So it is temporary and also may account for some of the discomforts commonly called keto flu.

    One thing to keep in mind is there is always some of all processes going on in the body. It is more a matter of degree. In fact portions of our brain, our red blood cells and our renal system require glucose for metabolism because the cells lack the mitochondria required to convert ketones to ATP that our cells can use.

    Actual human metabolism is vastly more complex as there are many processes going on that contribute to the overall state of our bodies.

    Sorry I tend to think about this stuff when I’m fasting …

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Hi- I’m new to this. I’ve tried other diets and they all seem to complicated. I’m a fairly healthy eater, but eat too much. I don’t have a lot to lose, but nonetheless, I just can’t seem to lose the 10 lbs. I’m planning on starting in April and could really use the support. One concern I have is I’m back in the workforce after many years home with kids. It will be hard to function if I have headaches, faintness, etc. Do you feel awful on this diet? Any tips for the first week? Thanks everyone and good luck!

  • Binge Eating Disorder Group

    Hi all,

    I had a smorgasbord restaurant lunch to attend yesterday for my nephew’s 21st birthday. I decided to continue with the approaches that have been working for me lately. I chose each thing on my pate carefully – only things I thought I’d really like. I chose tiny portions (about 3-4 mouthfuls max) as I could always go back for more if I really wanted to, and I didn’t want to trigger that message that tells me I have to finish everything on my plate. If the first bite wasn’t lovely I didn’t eat any more of that item. I had plenty to eat, but not too much, and I enjoyed it all. I took a break between savory and dessert to decide whether I really had enough appetite left for it. I ended up just having a tiny portion of one dessert. I came home feeling just comfortably full, which is a novel experience for me after a smorgasbord. I’m pretty happy with that effort.

    I stated March being quite worried because I had so many social events revolving around food that I knew I’d have to face (lots of family birthdays in March). In the end it’s actually been a valuable learning experience. I think I’ve learned things about recognising my appetite, not eating things just because they are on my plate, and being mindful about what I actually feel like eating and whether each mouthful is a pleasure or just another mouthful. It’s made me aware of how often I used to just shovel in everything that was on my plate, with barely an awareness of what I was eating.

  • Trying the 18:6

    Hi, I follow roughly a 16:8 fasting:eating pattern every day. I’ve been doing this for nearly 2 years. For me it didn’t help weight loss but it does help maintenance. For weight loss I am using 5:2 as well.

    I’m one of those people who has no appetite in the morning, but if I eat breakfast it kicks my hunger into overdrive and I struggle to control it all day. For years I did this as I believed the hype about breakfast being the most important meal. I also have an issue with snacking late at night. By cutting out breakfast when I wasn’t hungry anyway and setting an evening curfew when I stop eating it’s really helped manage my tendency to binge eat.

    The eating window that I followed initially was noon-9pm, but it has changed over time. It is now based on 2 things – genuine hunger and an evening curfew. I start eating when I’m actually genuinely hungry – for me that might be as early as 11am or as late as 3pm. My curfew is dinner – once it’s finished I eat nothing else until the next day – the time that I stop eating varies depending on when I happen to eat dinner. I do drink cups of tea (with milk but no sugar) during my fasting hours – usually one cup mid morning and one cup late evening. From the reading I’ve done on this issue I believe you can keep your body in a fasting state if you keep the calories under about 50 during the fasting period – my 2 cups of tea easily fall under this level.

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    Ha! I was already on the pocketeer list! That is good as I’m trying to make the fasting count. Revising the list:

    @at
    @jarbia
    @skinny love
    @wacm
    @dykask – 2nd FD b to b
    @redrockgirl302 – 800cal until end of March!
    @fatrabbit – – 800cal until end of March!
    @coda – 800cal until end of March!
    @sirisan
    @onahealthyhigh
    @sarah57
    @annemarilyn
    @missj2002
    @bert1802
    @scs
    @lany36
    @okeydokey – 1st of B2B
    @wtharvey

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Count me in Okeydokey & thank you for hosting in April!

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    I just tried chewing some sugarless gum and I make a strange zero calorie hot drink and it seems to be helping. My drink is a weak coffee / carmel favored tea drink. Basically coffee made with the tea. I was just curious and actually it isn’t that bad, tastes more like the tea than the coffee.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Morning all.

    We finally have a break in the heat and some welcome rain here in Adelaide (It’s been a hot week, although not as bad in Adelaide as GDSA has had to endure in rural SA). It will be a pleasant change to not spend 2 hours watering the garden every night. I too am more than ready for autumn and winter.

    Slimm – sorry to hear about your day. I think negotiating the food landmines in social settings is a lifelong learning process. Sometimes it goes better than others. The positive thing that I can already see is that you’ve worked out what made it so difficult and that will help next time. I’ve discovered through some difficult bingeing episodes that my body will be OK with a few refined carbs providing I preceed them with some solid protein – not sure why. But I know that abstinence is the only thing that works for some of you, unfortunately.

    Tori – I think part of the fuss around TDEEs comes from those of us who either don’t have a healthy normal eating pattern to fall back on, and need to learn that as well. Or it comes from having an unusually low TDEE – the website gives the example for an “average” woman as 2000 calories – some of us have TDEEs around 1400 calories. Mine is at that level and even eating what I considered 3 normal and relatively healthy meals per day was more calories than that. I had to learn what “normal” meant for my TDEE. Not everyone needs to pay this much attention to their non-fast days.
    As Thin said, having your favourite caffeine black can be a step too far – I’m a tea drinker and I quickly ruled out having it black. In the end I elected to sacrifice food calories so that I could still have cups of tea with milk on FDs – sometimes they are the only highlight that gets me through a FD. I use LF diary milk in my tea, but it is a lot of calories. If you want a latte style coffee I’d recommend almond milk. If you can cope with unsweetened almond milk, it only has 65-70kjs (15-16 cal) per 100ml, depending on the brand. I often use it use it for hot cocoa or smoothies.

    GDSA – well done on the size 10 – both the size and bargain hunting. Those long thin white mushrooms are called enoki. My local greengrocers usually offer them in mixed packs with oyster mushrooms and shitaki mushrooms – expensive but a nice indulgence occasionally. I’m always amazed by the array of mushroom varieties that are actually produced when I go to the Central Markets in Adelaide – they have a stall that just sells mushrooms which I always visit and I’m always spoiled for choice – I particularly like the king oyster mushroom which can be split down the centre and cooked like a steak.

    Thin – I think chicken breasts have been getting bigger. The last ones I bought were 350g each – sounds more like a turkey than a chicken. To make sure I was sticking to portion I started dividing up the chicken breasts when I got them home – I cut the thicker section into neat “steaks” of approx 100g and the leftover bits I cut into strips for soups & stir fry. Then I freeze them in their portion sizes.
    As to the my estimate of kilojoules for eating out. I’ve been monitoring my kilojoule intake for so many years it’s become second nature. I think the years I spent weighing absolutely every item of food also gave me a clear idea of how much the items on my plate were likely to weigh. Over time I developed an extensive memory for the kjs in various foods – not just fresh foods but the average kjs in many prepared foods as well (most people can do this with fitbit these days). I actually try not to count kjs accurately these days I just approximate – even on FDs I use an estimate not an exact count as I want to move away from that level of monitoring. I’m actually thinking that I might even try a month of not writing any kjs down – at the moment I record what I eat every day and a rounded estimate of the kilojoules in each meal. As I’m trying to move towards food behaviour that I think is more normal, not recording would be a good step – particularly on NFDs. It’s not as if I don’t already have a good idea of what a healthy meal looks like and what an appropriate portion size is – at some point I have to just start rusting that I know this now.

    Not sure that we have any northern Queenslanders on the forum, but if so please take care. Hope you, your loved ones and your homes survive the cyclone.

    Have a successful day fasters.

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    Day 27 – Tokyo, Japan – FD (2 of 3) 78.5kg

    Okay I’m feeling it. Yesterday it was easy but today it is more noticeable. I have no idea if I’m going to stick it out or not.

    My weight went back down under 79kg probably because I only had one NFD between two fast days.

    My ketones are only a little over 2 mmol/l, not that impressive. I think people on ketogenic diets are in the 4+ range, maybe even over 8 mmol/l.

    Fat is just hard to get rid of. We are often frustrated when the fat isn’t going way, we should instead be amazed when we manage to get rid of some fat.

    Adding myself to the pocket group:
    @at
    @jarbia
    @skinny love
    @wacm
    @dykask
    @redrockgirl302 – 800cal until end of March!
    @fatrabbit – – 800cal until end of March!
    @coda – 800cal until end of March!
    @sirisan
    @onahealthyhigh
    @sarah57
    @annemarilyn
    @missj2002
    @bert1802
    @scs
    @lany36
    @okeydokey – 1st of B2B
    @wtharvey
    @dykask

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Please count me in for April. This month is going to be my kickstart back into losing again I just know it!

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    Day 27 – Perth, W.Aust – NFD

    Busy day ahead trying to catch up on things around the house, so hopefully will keep me moving for most of the day. Aiming for another CD, I’m on the home stretch now so want to make sure the goal of 70kg is achieved, not this month, but hopefully sooner than later – I’m expecting another plateau before I lose any more weight, but I’m not worried about that. It’s just an indicator that the body is adapting to the new weight and is creating a new set point. Hopefully the set point sticks this time and doesn’t creep back up to the old set point. It’s one of the reasons I’m happy to lose weight slowly as my body doesn’t like dramatic changes and will do everything in it’s power to bring me back to where it thinks I should be.

    Be strong, be kind, be fabulous.

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    @pamie I hesitate to offer advice to anyone coping with coeliac disease but have you come across the FODMAP diet? It was developed by the dietetic team at Monash University here in Melbourne and is used to identify triggers for people with IBS and other digestive issues. There is quite a lot of information on google, the following provides a reasonable overview
    http://www.healthyfoodguide.com.au/articles/2011/september/food-fodmaps-and-ibs-what-eat-and-what-avoid

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    Day 26, Virginia USA, NFD

    Putting my name with the Monday fasters. Side note – I had to take in my fanny pack a couple inches since the last time I used it for a long run. Goes to show weight loss doesn’t come at the price of stamina.

    @at
    @jarbia
    @skinny love
    @wacm
    @dykask
    @redrockgirl302 – 800cal until end of March!
    @fatrabbit – – 800cal until end of March!
    @coda – 800cal until end of March!
    @sirisan
    @onahealthyhigh
    @sarah57
    @annemarilyn
    @missj2002
    @bert1802
    @scs
    @lany36
    @okeydokey – 1st of B2B
    @wtharvey

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Hi @okeydokey,

    Please count me in for April! Thanks for hosting us!

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Hi I’m in 😊
    Thanks for hosting xx

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Hi @okeydokey,

    I am in for April. Thank you very much for hosting this new challenge. 😊🌸😊

  • Jan 2017 Starters/Re-Starters from a binge eater

    Weekend was too short. I ate more than planned, no binging though. Actually, I had good energy today in my cycling class.
    Tomorrow’s plan – 3 meals only, cycling in the morning and 45 min walk after dinner.

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Tori, great response to the ‘get a job’ comment! Hope your first FD is going well. I’ve tried to make myself like black coffee but just can’t deal with it despite buying good quality beans. Recommend the A&C milk mentioned above for very few calories. It doesn’t froth but it makes it palatable. About the nonFD intake, I would say just get the FDs mastered and don’t worry about the nonFDs to start with. Try to resist the temptation that many of us have when starting 5:2 to over-indulge the day after a FD and, instead, be guided by your appetite. Surprisingly, lots of us don’t feel hungry at all the day after and use it as an opportunity to increase the fasting window. In time, you will find that fasting shapes your portion sizes and food desires naturally. As Cinque says, if you find that you aren’t getting the results you desire, you will have to examine the nonFD TDEE. You can eat what you want on nonFDs but not as much as you want.

    GDSA, I love those long stalked, skinny white mushrooms in miso soup. Yay for size 10 dresses. How much weight have you lost? I hadn’t realised it stays so hot for so long in SA.

    Cinque, it seems like yesterday that your daughter and SIL were moving closer to you. And the baby is already 6 months old. Time flies. Have a great day Monday fasters.

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Thankyou okeydokey for creating this April challenge. @lethally, I am from the Waikato,NZ. Still pretty warm up here. Another storm last night with heavy rain and high wind. Fine today but more bad weather heading our way.Its been a very wet not so hot summer in the Waikato.

  • Trying the 18:6

    Hi, Jellyrollweeble — I did not think of fasting for 16 hours and eating for eight, but have been doing 1 non-fast day and 6 fast days and I am loving it. Some people just do better with less food in general, I think.

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    Apologies meant to say:-
    On 26th March we are at 102 (not 103) still in the challenge counting the 18 listed below!!!!!!!!

    Definitely need to get some sleep

    Night 😴

  • New to fasting 24 hours

    Hi, Beth — Has your diet inspired any new bread recipes, by any chance? I keep reading the ingredient lists of my favorite breads, but they seem so ominous that I am seriously considering baking my own.

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    Day 27 – NZ – NFD

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Melbourne Australia
    Count me in too. Just to give you a head start my goal for April is to fast 2 days per week. Looking forward to the support and many thanks @okeydokey and welcome @fordprefect – love it!

  • Brand new way of thinking

    Hi, Ksea — I like the idea of using shakes on fast days. I wish that I had thought of that. Shakes would have made everything easier for me (no incessant calorie counting) and are actually pretty filling, as I remember from having tried a few famous brands. I also like your attitude of saying that tomorrow never comes. Seven pounds in three weeks is a lot of hard work!

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    Day 26 – 2nd POST

    I promised an update on the numbers that started and those that are still in the challenge – so here goes
    – By 7th March 150 had started on the challenge list
    – By 18th March we had dropped down to 112 on the challenge list
    – On 26th March we are at 103 still in the challenge counting the 18 listed below

    So thought I would put a call out to those we have not heard from for the last 2 weeks – if you want to give us an update of your progress we would love to hear from you
    @berlin_78 last heard from you 14/3
    @bsp3 last heard from you 14/3
    @hollylj last heard from you on 14/3
    @fivetwofan5252 last heard from you 15/3
    @patiger last heard from you on 15/3
    @rocy65 last heard from you on 15/3
    @curlytot last heard from you 17/3
    @anna6 last hear from you 17/3
    @hannahwatto last heard from you on 20/3
    @jo15 last heard from you on 20/3
    @k-lo last hear from you on 20/3
    @In it to thin it last heard from you on 21/3
    @beverley8603 last heard from you 21/3
    @pclpo last heard from you on 21/3
    @fatteacher last heard from you on 22/3
    @mishka last heard from you on 22/3
    @southcroydonkate last heard from you on 22/3
    @deirdre54321 last heard from you 23/3

    NB: @fuvvie and @ Quebecoise wanted us to keep hold of them even though they are not posting regularly this month

    Updated link to the spreadsheet – the 18 above are marked in red
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kL93kkUot0oXrRu_9eVmWZIH2MXqlzsTYhylj4kZ43U/edit?usp=sharing

    POCKETEER FOR 27/3 – I have updated the list – copy and paste the list and add your name if you are joining us
    @at
    @jarbia
    @skinny love
    @wacm
    @dykask
    @redrockgirl302 – 800cal until end of March!
    @fatrabbit – – 800cal until end of March!
    @coda – 800cal until end of March!
    @sirisan
    @onahealthyhigh
    @sarah57
    @annemarilyn
    @missj2002
    @bert1802
    @scs
    @lany36
    @okeydokey – 1st of B2B

    Just about to drop into Day 27 here in the UK so best I head for my bed – I leave you with a reminder from @onahealthyhigh that this is not a diet but a permanent WOL if we don’t want the weight to creep back on!!! She has been under goal weight for over 18 months and said that “By focussing on healthy eating and eliminating ‘naughty’ foods I no longer fancy them. I now eat whatever I fancy on NFDs but whatever I fancy has changed”

    “A HUGE PART OF LOSING WEIGHT IS BELIEVING YOU CAN DO IT AND REALISING IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN OVERNIGHT”

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Count me in for April – and thank you so much for taking on the challenge. We are a rowdy bunch, ya know !

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    Okeydokey you are gracious to host our April challenge. Two more FD’s for me in March and then away we go again!

  • 30 Day April 2017 Challenge

    In for April too. Started 3 weeks ago. FD today- also went for a long walk- tired girl this evening. London was glorious today.

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    DAY 27 – US – FD 1st of B2B

    Thanks @at

    POCKETEER FOR 27/3 – join us – copy and paste the list and add your name
    @at
    @jarbia
    @skinny love
    @wacm
    @dykask
    @redrockgirl302 – 800cal until end of March!
    @sirisan
    @onahealthyhigh
    @sarah57
    @annemarilyn
    @scs
    @bert1802
    @missj2002
    @okeydokey
    This is for Day 27

    ✨3 months from now you will Thank yourself! ✨We got you and you got this!✨✨Together we are Stronger!✨✨

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    POCKETEER FOR 27/3 – join us – copy and paste the list and add your name
    @at
    @jarbia
    @skinny love
    @wacm
    @dykask
    @redrockgirl302 – 800cal until end of March!
    @sirisan
    @onahealthyhigh
    @sarah57
    @annemarilyn
    @missj2002
    @scs – reposting

  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Congratulations Tori! Great start to your first fast day!
    You’ll have to work out things to do that can become new habits instead of snacking! 😉
    Mine tend to be op shopping, and planning beautiful meals for the next day!
    Whatever you work out, you can do it!

    Oh that heat Gday! Wouldn’t blame you for not doing anything, but it is clear you did heaps!
    And woot for that outfit!

    I need to do some planning and researching today and then head over to my daughter’s to help with the kiddies while she packs, they are moving closer to my SIL’s work, and further from me, so I need to make the most of the last weeks. The little one is 6 months old today!

    Hot morning here in Melbourne, but a cool change after lunch!

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    repostingPOCKETEER FOR 27/3 – join us – copy and paste the list and add your name
    @at
    @jarbia
    @skinny love
    @wacm
    @dykask
    @redrockgirl302 – 800cal until end of March!
    @sirisan
    @onahealthyhigh
    @sarah57
    @annemarilyn
    @missj2002
    @bert1802
    @scs

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    Day 27 FD NZ
    @jarbia you sound very much like me. It’s difficult to stay positive and focused on the benefits of this wol when we aren’t seeing the weight loss we really want.
    I’ve been stalled for months and have seriously contemplated my commitment this month.
    Surprisingly I’ve stayed with my 5:2 after doing 4:3 for February in an attempt to get things moving…made no difference so I’m back to 5:2 again.
    The thing that feels different for me just in the last couple of days is the realisation that I’m only showing my commitment on my FDs. I’ve been totally relaxed about the NFD and expecting magic things to happen.
    If I’m going to get results I have to maintain the intent every single day. Despite thinking I was, I now know I really wasn’t and that has to change.
    Over the weekend I showed myself I can be vigilant about my TDEE even on the more classically relaxed weekend days. I’m also hovering around lowering my intake to 800cals on the NFD and staying well below 500 on a FD, just for a week at a time to see if MM newer short term approach can push me into weight loss and as he says help motivate me by seeing faster results.
    All of that was my ramble to say you aren’t alone & I believe we will get there eventually so long as we don’t give up

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    Day 26 – US – NFD

    It’s been a good NFD😊 Small portions, no simple sugars. I was able to have Philadelphia hash. My hubby made. It’s basically no sugar or gluten macaroni, hamburger and tomatoes. A childhood favorite of mine.

    ✨ ✨. ✨. ✨. ✨
    The link to our new 30 Day April Challenge is up:
    We can join forces once more and continue on in April:
    https://thefastdiet.co.uk/forums/topic/30-day-april-2017-challenge/#post-199403
    ✨I will not feel deprived when I choose turn down junk food. I will feel empowered that I made a healthy choice.😊✨
    The Beauty of the 5:2 Fast diet or the different versions of the fast diet is we get to choose. We get to choose what we eat, when we eat and how we eat. With a liberal gentle road map to guide us. There is no wrong. If I had eaten doughnuts this week end. (Personally I would get sick because I have a gluten allergy.) So for me it would be ice cream. I would be able to get back on track and back losing in a day of fasting. If I want to lose weight the 1 FD day could be turned into more FD’s and or controlled days. We have a path and we have our goals.
    ✨✨Together We are Stronger✨✨. If you’ve been in the group since May of 2016 or if your newer; Join your group again in April😊

    @Schatzii Thanks for joining for April✨ Together we can do Great things.✨
    The link is https://thefastdiet.co.uk/forums/topic/30-day-april-2017-challenge/#post-199403

    @sarah57 sounds like a ✨wonderful Mother’s Day.💐🌸🌺Mother’s Day won’t be till May 14 in the US 2017✨

    ✨✨We Got This👍✨✨

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    Day 27 NZ NFD
    Weight this morning. 81.5kg up 1kg. I’ve not been feeling 100% lately. I am coeliac and dairy intolerant and some days I must eat something that doesn’t agree with me that I am unaware of. For the last 2 days I’ve had an awful pain in my lower intestine. Fortunately it’s eased today. I’m trying to eat mainly a plant based diet as I find meat really heavy on my digestion. Just trying to get my health in order so that I am bounding with energy seems to be a fulltime job.I haven’t really had the motivation to have successful fastdays as I am so concsious of trying to get nutrients into my body. Any advice and help will be gratefully received. My immune system seems a bit low so I have just ordered and olive leaf immune booster, I also take magnesium and digestive enzymes. Sorry to sound so dismal but I’m getting really fed-up with feeling tired and low.

  • Mid Fifties – Just starting and hoping to lose weight (yet again)?!

    Hi Everyone,
    Just checking in before bed and wk 3, FD 1 – needs to improve. Have bought Thai soup ingredients so finger crossed!
    Gillian

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    Wait – I’m sorry – think it was mj2002 – did I erase your name?

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    2nd post

    What a Horrible ride from GA to NC – incredible traffic & major downpours where highway not visible. Ugh! But, relaxing now – watching clouds lift over mountains. Sun finally appearing. Hotel had fresh popcorn – wolfed it down w/green tea!

    So many post I want to respond to, but heading out for I believe a big salad! Overwhelming need to crunch!!

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums across the pond.

    POCKETEER FOR 27/3 – join us – copy and paste the list and add your name
    @at
    @jarbia
    @skinny love
    @wacm
    @dykask
    @redrockgirl302 – 800cal until end of March!
    @sirisan
    @onahealthyhigh
    @sarah57
    @annemarilyn
    @
    @scs – figured it out – but think I erased last name! This is for Day 27

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  • Hello Southern Hemispherites!!

    Day 1 – I’ve started!! 🙂 Weights and measurements done (ewww!), morning taxi service done – twice, HIIT treadmill workout done, brekky done (150 Cals)! Now struggling through a black coffee – yuk! I will just have to tell myself that its only 2 days a week when I have to have black coffee!

    Cinque thanks for the reply re TDEE – I will try my normal healthy eating (usually healthy anyway, except for the unnecessary snacks and nightly bit of chocolate!) and see how I go. Unfortunately for me, diet-wise, I’m not too busy during the day (there are only so many hours I can iron or do housework!) and I’m generally at home, so the temptation of food will be tough! Or, as my husband says, I could get a job! (My stock standard answer to this is “I HAVE a job, I just don’t get paid for it! You will certainly notice if I DON’T do my ‘job'”!!)

    Have a good day everyone! I’ll check in tomorrow with comments after my first Fast Day! 🙂

  • Buddy for OAP !!

    Hi Obesa

    Well I succumbed to a cocktail but I really haven’t had that much food. 2 plums, an apple and a small yoghurt. So not too bad.

    Not eating doesn’t bother me too much really. I do get hungry around mid afternoon but once I have a drink it passes. Plenty of water that’s the trick.

    Hope you’ve had a lovely day with your family. I’m sure the fireplace will look fabulous when it’s finished. It’s just a bit of a bind while it’s being done.

    Weigh in day tomorrow …hoping to have lost a pound or two ! 😆😆

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    Hi all day 26 UK nfd

    Another quick check in. OH’s birthday and Mothers Day and another lovely watm spring day. Not had a chance to catch up on posts as yet. Plan another 5 days of 800. A little indulgent this weekend but hey ho!

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    Day 26, UK, NFD

    Totally not counting calories this weekend but eating wholesome foods in general. And a big piece of chocolate:) Next week im fasting wednesday and friday and sticking to 16:8 the rest of the days. Definitely count me in for April challenge @okeydokey and thank you for hosting!

    Spoke to my mother on the phone and mentioned some of the benefits of fasting (she’s never heard of the 5:2 or IF) and she thought I was crazy. She is probably thinking i have some sort of eating disorder now, hence why i dont tell anyone i am fasting – not ever my OH knows i fast.

    Really pleased i have finished paperwork that has been haunting me for months – took me a good 2 hours to sort it but i feel a weight off my shoulders.

    Im ready for monday!

  • 31 Day March 2017 Challenge

    Day 26, Cumbria UK, nfd
    Haven’t read the posts yet, but I caught @ciren2 at the top of the page- thanks for your kind words, it’s so helpful knowing you’re not the only one who can sometimes slip a bit. Going to nest down for the night and read through all the posts.
    Good luck everyone xx

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