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I'm in Week 2 of following 5:2. The first week I lost quite a bit of weight after each fast day (3lb on one and 2lb the second time) and didn't put any of the weight back the following day, even though I ate normally. This week's been a different story. I lost 1lb on the first fast day and put 2lbs on the following day - even though I was very careful not to overeat. Yesterday I had my second fast day....and this morning the scales were down just 1/4lb.

I can't figure out what on earth's going on. I was expecting to drop. 2-3lbs on a fast day and then put 1-2lbs back on when I ate normally the following day. But my body seems to be behaving v strangely! It doesn't make sense that I could fast and then not put some of the weight back on, or that I could lose so little after a fast day. I've been weighing out all my food and counting every calorie so know that I've not gone over my 500 calories. Has anyone else had a similar experience or am I just completely abnormal?
Hi there,

https://www.fastday.com/fasting/intermi ... t-control/

If you have a look at the FAQs in the menu under fasting, there is quite a bit of info on how different people react; not everyone is the same. There are all sorts of things that can affect what is happening, exercise, water retention, TOTM, to name three that might not lead to a steady loss week after week. What it isn't is a quick fix, many of us have strayed all over the place in our quest to lose weight and keep it off. Good luck bluebell!
Looks like your overall loss is more than 1lb a week - can't quite work it out from the info you give. The variations will be due to water as Debs says. I lost very little in my 1st 3 weeks then suddenly lost 3lb in one week - almost unheard of for me. As long as the overall trend is downwards you are doing OK.
Don't be disheartened bluebell, this is a marathon not a sprint. The only reason this is a great way to lose weight is that it's sustainable. Even though you lost loads in the beginning your body needs to adjust to this and will react differently from person to person.
Some people don't lose a thing in the first few weeks, so pat yourself on the back and carry on with the great work.
Stick with thus WOL @Bluebelle14 You've done a brilliant job
so far but its not a quick fix please give it at least one month to see what your overall losses are coz you're on target re:1kb per
week, maybe you've lost inches get out your tape measure now if you didnt at your start do so right now, because for some members they haven't lost for 6/8weeks then
all of a sudden bingo.
Good luck and please let us know how things are going for you. :clover: :clover: :clover: :clover:
Bluebelle14 wrote: I'm in Week 2 of following 5:2. The first week I lost quite a bit of weight after each fast day (3lb on one and 2lb the second time) and didn't put any of the weight back the following day, even though I ate normally. This week's been a different story. I lost 1lb on the first fast day and put 2lbs on the following day - even though I was very careful not to overeat. Yesterday I had my second fast day....and this morning the scales were down just 1/4lb.

I can't figure out what on earth's going on. I was expecting to drop. 2-3lbs on a fast day and then put 1-2lbs back on when I ate normally the following day. But my body seems to be behaving v strangely! It doesn't make sense that I could fast and then not put some of the weight back on, or that I could lose so little after a fast day. I've been weighing out all my food and counting every calorie so know that I've not gone over my 500 calories. Has anyone else had a similar experience or am I just completely abnormal?


Hello Bluebelle, It's completely normal not to lose a pounds even you did fast. Continues what you are doing, sometimes losing weight is very strange. It matters how old we are and what is our activity for today. Our body needs to adjust when you are following certain diet program.
Don't stop looking for what will works for you. Everyone of us has different needs on how to lose weight.
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