The FastDay Forum

5:2 Diet 'Rules' & Variations

7 posts Page 1 of 1
Time check
31 May 2013, 18:40
Hi.

I am new to the fast diet and have so far completed 2 in my first week with weigh in on Tue.

I just want to check with others that my timings are ok.

In general I tend to not eat after 8pm so on a day before fast this will be last time I eat.That will be me till tomorrow when I wake up.The last fast I did I exercised and only had a babybel around 12pm that was about 14 hours between food.I will then go without food till dinner time and have what cals I have left on dinner about half 5/6pm.This will be me till the following morning.

To me its a fast from 7am-7am with the benefit of no food after 7pm the day before a fast.
Does this sound correct or have I gotten the wrong idea about times???

Thanks
Re: Time check
31 May 2013, 18:44
You are doing it correctly Karen. From the time you complete dinner the night before 'fast day' til breakfast the day after 'fast day' is the usual time frame.
Re: Time check
31 May 2013, 18:50
Sounds good to me.
I will have my evening meal on a normal day about 6pm, then nothing till my evening meal on a fast day about 6pm then break my fast with breakfast the day after.
There are no fixed rule so you could have two or three meals on a fast day as long as all food and drink add up to around 500.
Just relax and enjoy it.
Re: Time check
31 May 2013, 19:47
Hi and welcome hope it is correct coz I've been doing 6pm-6pm myself since I started good luck. Sue :clover:
Re: Time check
31 May 2013, 22:06
Thanks.Glad Im doing it right. No food after 7pm night before fast day,long as possible that day without food.Dinner at 6 then nothing till breakfast the following day.No idea if my fasts are 7pm-7pm or 7am-7am. Either way hooefully the time eithrler side will help too lol
Im a suppot worker who does 13/14.5 hour shifts so doing my fast days on my days off as I just chill around house and sleep.

Weigh day on Tue so will let people know.Hope this works as tried every diet.

Karen
Re: Time check
01 Jun 2013, 07:12
I think a normal fast day on 5:2 is technically a 33+ hour calorie-restriction period.

The 'fast' starts after your last intake on the evening of day 0 and ends before breakfast on day 2 i.e. one day and two nights. You can have a maximum of 500 calories for a woman or 600 calories for a man whenever you like within that time frame. You do 2 'fast' days each week, whichever days suit you but non-consecutive.

Of course there are plenty of variations on this and no one is saying you have to do it this way, but this is the 'standard formula'.

Personally I have always saved all or almost all of my calories for the evening meal, which also means I get a 21+ hour 'true fast', which may or may not have some additional benefits.

So in short yes Karen you are doing it right!
Re: Time check
01 Jun 2013, 11:27
Thanks everyone.

Yeah I was thinking and its not really a 24 hour fast its more like 36+
As I fast from 7pm day before -whatever time on fast day I feel hungry,which is more than 12 hours then you have that gap between food and last meal at 6pm.So that is a 24 hour period then you have the added benefit of 12+ hours sleeping till day after fast.

Without thinking too much Im glad Im doing it right lol
7 posts Page 1 of 1
Similar Topics

START THE 5:2 DIET WITH HELP FROM FASTDAY

Be healthier. Lose weight. Eat the foods you love, most of the time.

Learn about the 5:2 diet

LEARN ABOUT FASTING
We've got loads of info about intermittent fasting, written in a way which is easy to understand. Whether you're wondering about side effects or why the scales aren't budging, we've got all you need to know.

Your intermittent fasting questions answered ASK QUESTIONS & GET SUPPORT
Come along to the FastDay Forum, we're a friendly bunch and happy to answer your fasting questions and offer support. Why not join in one of our regular challenges to help you towards your goal weight?

Use our free 5:2 diet tracker FREE 5:2 DIET PROGRESS TRACKER & BLOG
Tracking your diet progress is great for staying motivated. Chart your measurements and keep tabs on your daily calorie needs. You can even create a free blog to journal your 5:2 experience!

cron