I did write a post the other day introducing myself but must have done something wrong as I don't think it ever actually made it onto the site!
Anyway I'm Claire, I'm from the UK and myself and my other half started 5:2 last Monday, we are planning to fast on a Tuesday and Thursday generally but will see how that goes - it worked well last week! I have weighed myself this morning and am 3 lbs down which I'm fairly pleased with. I lost 21 lbs on weight watchers last year but then just got out of the routine and have put it back on and then some. I think my biggest challenge with this diet is recognising it as a long term plan not a quick fix which is too easy to undo anyway!
My boyfriend has done the same, we have just spent the last 6 month cooking lovely meals and piling on the pounds and just need to start cooking lovely healthy meals instead, we thought this would be a good way to do that.
As the subject line mentioned I'm also a Coeliac so have been following a gluten free diet for 18month since diagnosis. I don't find this too bad but definitely put weight on very easily since I have been gluten free as my body is repairing and actually absorbing nutrients!
I work for a well known dementia charity and that was also part of the appeal for this diet as the research, while in it's infancy, is pretty interesting and I'm keen to keep my health as long as possible! I have Osteoporosis at the age of 28 from my coeliac disease...I don't want anything else!
So that's us! We're looking forward to being involved in supporting others and also getting some support for ourselves!