In response to popular demand, O.K. someone asked about this subject (#sixteeneight) so, I have compiled a selection of comments, observations and strange musings which may, or may not, be useful/interesting/boring/life changing so please feel free to have a read, ask me any other questions etc. I am no expert but I have been spectacularly successful on 5:2 and then 16/8 and and am still a work in progress.
Dominic has very kindly tutored me on how to make this easy for you all even though I believe that a little bit of effort whets the appetite but maybe not appropriate in this instance.
If you still have a functioning brain after all this then here is my original tale of success, and I wish everyone the best of luck, it really is easy, just stick with it and you will all get there, trust me, I'm (now) a thin person!