imcountingufoz wrote: One of my best friends is a dietitian, and she's really scathing about 5:2. She completely disagrees with it. Honestly, I don't think she's done enough reading into it, but she specialises in eating disorders so I think she puts up barriers and assumes I'm starving myself. At first I tried to show her what kind of things I was eating on fasting days, because I figured she might realise that it's not starvation, but now I just don't tell her anything. Meh.
Agreed! Dietitians seem like the staunchest critics... They seem VERY threatened (almost defensively) by anything different from what they've been advocating... I agree they should read up more..
Lately I've been vague about my fasting, but when it comes up and someone goes on a rant, I do like to see the reaction when I tell people that my physician (who is extremely good/experienced and well respected) actually cleared me to do this in advance. I DON'T have disordered eating and he ordered me to lose weight as it helps me control my blood pressure (which was borderline) and cholesterol (which was high) and WITHOUT medication. I'm losing weight in a nice slow steady way since I started, I'm feeling great, and expect to stay on this WOE. My ob gyn and physician are very pleased. There is very little anyone can say after that...even my overprotective, opinionated mother!