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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #240 on: January 09, 2015, 02:54:43 am »
I'm sorry!!  Every time I see this thread come up my eyes simply don't take in the punctuation . ..
All I see first up is . .. EAT FAST - LIVE LONGER   :-)) ??? ;D
So there you go . . .however you look at it, fast food (or eating fast) must be the way to go!! ;) ;D ;D
Yes, GF.  I read the same! , and smile.
Initially I did as well and as I eat fairly fast, I thought I was on a winner here  :D :D
... me too  :-))
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #241 on: January 09, 2015, 11:44:10 am »
It's amazing what our eyes see and how we interpret the words.
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #242 on: January 12, 2015, 12:06:10 pm »
Hi All
Was interested to find this thread since re-connecting with the forum.  My husband has half-heartedly been doing 5 2 for some time and has lost a little weight, but mainly had been having red wine on his fast days!  I was very skeptical about the whole thing, even though I saw Michael Mosley's documentary. However, recently I have caught up with two friends who have both lost a fair bit of weight on the program and profess to feel in better health than ever.  One of them, for example, has found he no longer suffers from gout.  This sparked my interest.  6 years ago I lost 33 kg on weight wachers, but over the past 6 years, I have gained about 12 kg back and I just don't seem to be able to get motivated to stick to ww again.  While I was certainly interested in 5:2, I really didn't think I would be able to stick to it but in early December I had to fast  for the day before an operation and I found it less difficult than I thought.  Since then I have read the 5:2 book and have just completed my second fast day, haven't weighed myself yet, but so far so good!  I have found the first two fasting days quite manageable. I have had a green smoothie in the morning, some skim milk in a latte and some miso soup or broth and then a main meal with my husband in the evening. The first night I made a modified version of QFIT beetroot and fetta salad  with some lean beef and tonight I made the gingered beef also from QFIT (no horse radish cream, though!) served wrapped in lettuce leaves and some edamame.  I will enjoy investigating all the recipes, web sites and apps mentioned in this thread, thanks.
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #243 on: January 12, 2015, 08:37:52 pm »
LellyJ, thanks for your comments. To hear  what others are doing always helps. 

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #244 on: January 13, 2015, 04:56:24 am »
Lelly I know about some of the weight creeping back on. I lost 30kg about 8 years ago and have allowed 6 kg or so to creep back..
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #245 on: January 13, 2015, 07:18:56 pm »
There was an amazing programme last night on BBC1
Horizon. What's the right diet for you.

Parts 2/3 tonight and tomorrow. Don't know if you can get it yet in Australia.

All about different types of eaters and different diets. There's an online questionnaire that everyone can do.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p02ddsv0/whats-the-right-diet-for-you-a-horizon-special-episode-1

I have gone back to cutting out extras and eating a lot more veg like I did last year. Not sure I can cope with 5:2 and 500 calls just now, although horizon said 700-800 calls on 2 consecutive days if you are a craver.
I started last Monday after I finished the strong antibiotics and with the combination of the infection and change of habits I've already lost five pounds. I'd like to clear some of the middle aged spread that suddenly arrived and fit back into my clothes!
Will keep you posted.

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #246 on: January 13, 2015, 10:29:21 pm »
Good luck DJ, you are off to a good start with a 5 kg loss.
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #247 on: January 14, 2015, 11:24:21 am »
Well done DJ. My won't power has weakened so I may have to look at trying this.
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #248 on: January 14, 2015, 07:50:40 pm »
Cookie, well worth a try.

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #249 on: January 14, 2015, 10:43:14 pm »
Good luck DJ, you are off to a good start with a 5 kg loss.

I wish JD I wish... 5 lbs only!

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #250 on: January 15, 2015, 12:01:12 am »
 :D :D  Sorry DJ, my mind thinks kilograms these days so I read what my mind thinks instead of what my eyes saw  ;D
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #251 on: January 15, 2015, 12:43:04 am »
2 kg is still wonderful DJ.
Yes Chookie it is well worth it.
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #252 on: January 15, 2015, 01:48:53 am »
DH well into 2nd week of 5:2.  He lost 2.5kg the first week, which pleased him no end, because he didn't feel that deprived on the fast days as he thought he would. Just bought the WW 2-day Fast Diet book this morning. It looks good and like all or most WW recipes, easy to follow.

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #253 on: January 15, 2015, 06:53:51 am »
Katj, DH is doing very well. I lost 1 k and feel very happy with this.
I have collected recipes from various Blogs.  As I have 3 meals on 2 days , it can be a bit difficult,  therefore I didn't find the WW book all that useful. Even in the hot weather I find soup very good.
What is really interesting is that when I did this program last year, I haven't put the weight back on. I had to stop as I had a bad ear infection and didn't feel I could do it while not feeling %100. But here goes again. ,!

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #254 on: January 15, 2015, 09:09:30 am »
Good luck Chookie.
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