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5:2 Diet 'Rules' & Variations

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Not eating on a fast day
24 Apr 2013, 19:32
Hiya,
I was just wondering - I haven't been hungry at all today (it's 9pm now) and I was wondering if it's okay not to eat at all, or should I have 500 calories for the 5:2 to work properly?
If I'm not hungry, and I don't need to actually eat, no point :)
Re: Not eating on a fast day
24 Apr 2013, 19:42
Welcome!
You don't have to eat anything if you don't feel like it :) the 500/600 cals is just a recommended amount, small enough to lose weight but large enough to allow the fasts to not be an ordeal ;)
Re: Not eating on a fast day
24 Apr 2013, 19:45
How lucky are you?!!!
Re: Not eating on a fast day
24 Apr 2013, 20:23
Ah brilliant! Thanks :)
Will the 5:2 be any more effective if I don't eat on my fast day?
Re: Not eating on a fast day
24 Apr 2013, 20:25
Ummm I think that would depend on your weigh stats etc and exercise. And how much you eat on feed days
Re: Not eating on a fast day
24 Apr 2013, 20:28
Should be more effective, you'll be 500/600 calories better off if nothing else & if there are health benefits from fasting well great!
Re: Not eating on a fast day
24 Apr 2013, 20:54
Brilliant. Thanks everyone!
Re: Not eating on a fast day
05 May 2013, 17:48
Just the info I was looking for -thanks! Although I had spells of hunger on my first fasting day I'm the type of person who once they start can't stop so I figured it's best for me not to start! Hope things are still going well.
Re: Not eating on a fast day
06 May 2013, 07:45
Hi
I also don't eat at all on fast days. Water , black coffee and herbal/green teas only. It's tough for the first few fasts but you do get used to it. It gives you a really clean lean de-toxed feeling when you wake up the morning after.
Re: Not eating on a fast day
06 May 2013, 07:51
I've stopped eating anything on my fast days. It's like a hunger switch is flipped if I eat, and I become more (not less) hungry. So now I just ride out the hunger waves and wait until breakfast. And oh, that breakfast always tastes so good!
Re: Not eating on a fast day
06 May 2013, 08:36
A growing number of 5:2ers are doing zero calorie/ water/ liquid fasts twice a week. I found I wasn't hungry for the 500cals and that it was easier not to trigger the appetite on fast days so have been water fasting for a couple of months now. I've experienced wonderful benefits - weight loss, improved memory and mood and saving money on groceries!!

The 36 hour movement started here:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3814

And a thread has been started for this week here:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=4488
Re: Not eating on a fast day
06 May 2013, 09:27
Good to hear I'm not being a naughty rebel then ;) Thanks for sharing your experience and for the links redhead I'll certainly keep an eye on them.
Re: Not eating on a fast day
06 May 2013, 09:46
I have been doing my fasts with just dinner from the beginning, and can easily see myself going without food altogether. My weight loss has been good so far so I may just keep it up my sleeve in case I need to shake things up later. What I love about this forum is the variety of approaches and the willingness to share information/experiences! :heart:
Re: Not eating on a fast day
06 May 2013, 09:58
then there are of us who still lose weight on 500 calories 5:2 with clothing becoming loose and happy to go along albeit at a slower pace. I am not there yet for not eating on a fast day but wishing everyone who is all the best
Re: Not eating on a fast day
06 May 2013, 09:59
Hi tomhurst - if you're not hungry then don't eat on a fast day :smile: - come and join us 36ers - redhead's given you the link already - the more the merrier :like:
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