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Our Frequently Asked Questions topic will answer many of your fasting & weight loss questions!
If you're new and have a question or need some advice, please give us as much information as you can about your situation in order for us to be able to help you as best we can. For example, it's helpful to know your BMI/weight, how much you want to lose, any medical conditions which might affect your weight and (if you've started fasting already) how you do your fasts in terms of splitting up your calories, what you eat etc. Thanks!
I discovered 5:2 in January 2013 and it has worked! Not perfectly because I am still the person whose eating habits led to the extra weight but it is the' best fit' solution for me. As you will see from my tracker, it has been a rather up and down journey for me. I have never returned to the weight that I was five years ago, although I have been alarmingly close sometimes, and I have done this while eating 'proper' food. Right from the start I resolved that there would be no diet foods, no excluding food groups, no eating of food items that I wouldn't normally eat and definitely no calorie counting. I lost weight steadily and, by and large, have kept it off. I didn't have much to lose, 22 pounds I think, but it came off, mainly stayed off, and I am delighted.
There is a wealth of information and inspiring stories on this forum. Not so many people posting as there were in its heyday but it is still a valuable source for anyone starting off on this way of life. Good luck to you and, if you want any help, just come back and ask! I'm sure that someone will come along with advice eventually!