I was too frightened to weight myself at the beginning, but my partner said he could see it was working & sure enough I had lost 3 kgs the 1st month. A lot of the blogs I have read worried me that you had to diet everyday and fast for 2 days. I wanted to loose wt but not have to obsess about it every day- like I had for Dukan, CSIRO, low carb. I didn't care how long it took as long as the wt was going down, not up. I also decided not to tell friends, again because unlike previous diets they didn't need to know or judge. Six months later with 5 weeks off on holiday(active-skiing), I have lost 10 kgs. Even though I'm still 7 kgs off my goal, I feel so slim & am enjoying wearing the clothes I have loved for years & only dreamt that I would fit into again.
I keep my fast days simple. My fast days have been usually Monday & Thursday, with the beauty of it being moveable if a social occasion is on either of these days. In January I decided to try Intermitent Fasting on my fast days as well. So now I don't eat from the previous night until about 6.30-7.30pm on fast days ( research suggest 14 hrs fasting for women, more is no more effective). I drink lots of water throughout the day. I do have tea with milk at breakfast time, chewing gum, oxo if hungry (high sodium, not good for everyone). Then my partner & I have pork, salmon or lamb grilled, charisma potatoe (only sold in Coles-45cals per 100gms) baked & Vegs or salad. Then later, an almond milk banana with nutmeg shake, very tasty & filling & a cup of tea with milk. Easily under 500 cals. We both love these foods, there is plenty to eat & very little planning ( obsession) needed in the preparation.
I have noticed I don't binge on my none fast days, I also don't feel guilty & am feeling fuller quicker. I look forward to my fast days, enjoy the feeling of not eating on these days, as I know I can have whatever I want tomorrow. The only thing I have to think about now is, is 63 kgs too low wt for my age (58, last time I was 63kgs was when I was 42) as my wrinkles may need a little more padding now I'm older? How terrible is that, I might have to raise my wt goal!!! I hope my story is of help to others as I feel so positive & hope others can enjoy the rewards of the 5:2 fast diet.