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Offline judydawn

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #165 on: February 01, 2014, 10:06:20 pm »
Will be interested in your opinion of them Chookie.  I haven't looked for them in Foodland.
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #166 on: February 02, 2014, 04:36:27 am »
I am also looking forward to hearing what you think of them, Chookie.

I tried one of the recipes today which I found on Pinterest - the Moroccan Potato Stew.  Very tasty.
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #167 on: February 02, 2014, 04:49:26 am »
Marina and Judy, I was very impressed with noodles.  Had them in a stir fry.  1/2 packet was very filling and added only 11 calories.  Need to be with a very tasty sauce as they take on the flavor.

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #168 on: February 02, 2014, 04:52:13 am »
Good, must look for them.  Thanks Chookie.
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #169 on: February 02, 2014, 06:12:20 am »
1/2 packet was very filling and added only 11 calories. 

I like the sound of this, will also look for them when I next go, thanks Chookie.  ;D

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #170 on: February 02, 2014, 08:36:16 am »
Another thank you Chookie. My DH loves to have noodles for lunch and buys these very unhealthy ones.
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #171 on: February 05, 2014, 10:21:49 pm »

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #172 on: February 14, 2014, 10:22:16 pm »
We are doing quite well, but not using 5:2.
Have reduced sugar, refined, and all or any processed food.
More chicken/fish.
Lots of salads, and soups. 
Less bread.
It is hard thinking of meals especially when working all day long.
I have lost 3lbs and DH lost even more.
See how it goes.
Next week will be a naughty week as have visitors.

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #173 on: February 15, 2014, 06:51:14 am »
Well done DJ. It is annoying when the guys lose the weight faster.  :D
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #174 on: February 23, 2014, 07:58:16 am »
How is everyone going? I have managed to be "good“ for 2 entire weeks. DD is on holidays soon so that may be the end of being good for a while. I am loving my fitbit and finding it inspirational at the moment.
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #175 on: February 23, 2014, 07:31:30 pm »
I find I am looking forward to my two fasting days now - my hardest time is after eating in the evening; over the years I have got into the habit of having an extra nibble after I have eaten dinner and it is very hard to break this, however, I will continue trying to behave.  All the recipes I have tired have been really tasty and that has made a huge difference.  DH struggled a bit a week or two ago, but has made a few changes and seems to have settled down a bit more into the routine now.

We started this about two weeks before Xmas (the worst possible time) and didn't even try to follow it over the holiday period, then re-started during the second week of January.  So far I have lost approx. 3 kg and 1 1/2" off my waist.  That is encouraging.  I am not expecting anything dramatic to happen, but slow and steady will suit me fine.
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #176 on: February 23, 2014, 08:20:39 pm »
Marina,  you are doing well.  I have been on and off 5.2 since last year.  I have lost over 6 Ks  but a lot more to lose.  It is still , to me, the easiest 'diet' to follow.  I do tend to over eat on the 5 days,  so am trying to control this.  Cooking bread in the Mini crock pot has had its moments as I like to 'test' what I have cooked.  2 day today,  so here I go again.  I agree that there are some nice recipes to try,  especially the soups. 

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #177 on: February 23, 2014, 08:45:14 pm »
We are sticking to a lot more veg and fruit, less meat and bread etc. And so far I've lost 4lbs. DH more.
Finding it easier than 5:2 just now.
I do miss puddings thought especially lemon Belgium tea cake.....

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #178 on: February 23, 2014, 08:55:10 pm »
DJ,  yes we miss the puddings.  Lucky it is Summer here as the fresh fruit is beautiful. 

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #179 on: February 23, 2014, 11:14:08 pm »
You are going well girls, keep it up.  Marina, hats off to your DH - I find men fall off the wagon a lot easier than women so he must be determined to lose some weight.  Where is he hiding it, he looked fine to me as did you  :)
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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