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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #225 on: August 25, 2014, 04:27:32 am »
As long as it will work for you all long term, that's great. Just be aware if you're cutting out good fats, you'll lose fat from areas that you don't necessarily want to - e.g. face, breasts  :o and bottom (though some may be happy about that!).

I think you guys are aware of what good food is, but most others I've seen (on FB etc) who follow the 5:2 diet have no idea and just eat rubbish on their eating days.

It's definitely not for me, I couldn't be bothered thinking about it!!  ;D
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #226 on: September 26, 2014, 02:27:16 pm »
I saw this on tele recently and was impressed. Going to give it a go. Downloaded the app. Thanks for the info Chookie :)
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #227 on: September 26, 2014, 10:55:11 pm »
I saw this on tele recently and was impressed. Going to give it a go. Downloaded the app. Thanks for the info Chookie :)
I have some good cheap Apps that really help.  Can send them to you or post here .  Certainly give it a go. Don't expect to lose weight fast.  About 1/2 k per week. 

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #228 on: September 26, 2014, 11:39:57 pm »
Please post apps  here Chookie, I think the health benefits are becoming more obvious as it is being studied, not just weight loss.
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #229 on: September 27, 2014, 09:19:02 am »
I use 4 Apps, 3 relate to 5.2 and the 4th one is Myfitnesspal .  The 5.2 suits our life style as we eat out a fair bit and entertain a lot.  On the 5 days I try not to pig out.
None of the Apps are expensive.
I will try and post photos of what the Apps look like as there are quite a few available,  but these suit me. I have lost 3 1/2 Ks in the last 3 months.  Slow but better than putting it on. 
5.2 diet,    This one has a Mauve front page.
5.2 Diet,     This one has a yellow and green front page.  I have taken a photo of the book that the recipes are taken from . The App looks similar
5.2. Buddy,  this is good for keeping a file of the most frequent recipes that you use.  Took me a while to work out how to use this one.  But it is good.
Myfitnesspal  is useful in that you can see your progress on a daily graph.  It also counts the calories in the food you eat each day.  I also try and walk 10.000 steps a day but usually it is between 6 and 8 thousand.
Hope this helps.



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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #230 on: September 27, 2014, 09:22:23 am »



The Buddy won't let me take a photo but is easy to find.

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #231 on: September 27, 2014, 10:49:15 am »
Thanks Chookie.
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #232 on: September 27, 2014, 11:50:35 pm »
Thank you Chookie. It certainly does help  :)

I also like the look of this this website (which I think was mentioned here earlier). The spicy tomato soup is very nice!!!

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #233 on: January 06, 2015, 07:35:53 am »
Here is an article with more recipes and tips and hints for anyone that is still trying this or wanting to shift post Christmas pounds...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2897962/Doctor-created-plan-answers-common-questions-it.html
 

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #234 on: January 06, 2015, 11:23:28 am »
Thanks DJ interesting reading and recipes. After a slight lapse :-)), I am still into this.
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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #235 on: January 08, 2015, 04:21:48 am »
Thanks DJ.  Interesting. I am back having another go.  I haven't put back the weight that I lost perviously. AWW have put out a book of recipes.  Just OK.

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #236 on: January 08, 2015, 05:29:19 am »
More ideas and economical too.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2901373/Turn-Sunday-lunch-leftovers-fast-day-treats-Delicious-pork-lamb-beef-recipes-calorie-counting-days.html

After being ill I found I have lost a bit so I am just trying the eating better tactic as we did last year and my fitness pal.
I don't think I could cope with 5:2 just now.

Will report. Lost 4lbs so far.  ;D

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #237 on: January 08, 2015, 07:10:36 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

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #238 on: January 08, 2015, 10:17:52 pm »
Yes, GF.  I read the same! , and smile.

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Re: Eat, fast and live longer - the 5:2 lifestyle
« Reply #239 on: January 08, 2015, 10:55:09 pm »
Initially I did as well and as I eat fairly fast, I thought I was on a winner here  :D :D
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