My husband is also following the 5:2 WOE. That really helps, as long as I can ignore the pleas from about 5pm on fast days, of "Is it time to eat yet?" He has also lost eight and a half pounds in three weeks and claims that his trousers feel less tight, although we didn't measure his waist when we started.
This is the pattern which I normally follow when starting to reduce my calorie intake - I know that from many years of experience of starting diets! Good weight loss in the first two weeks, followed by a steadier one until reaching my target.(or, in many cases, not!) I am still counting and recording calories because I have to find my new 'normal' for non-fasting days but I am off to Germany for a week on Tuesday, so calorie counting will not happen then! We will fast on Monday and then try to fit one in whilst away - very tricky, so it may not happen! The scales will let me know how it goes when I next weigh in.
I am tired of counting calories and yo-yo dieting! I am hoping that this WOE will help us both reduce our cholesterol level, as we are both on statins, and give us a way of eating which we can adopt for life. Long may it, and our new WOL(Way Of Life), continue!
PS A big 'thank you' to Moogie for giving us this forum. It must have taken hours and hours to put together and demonstrates her commitment to the 5:2 WOL. I am really enjoying reading about everyone's progress, problems and queries and the answers to their questions - and typing keeps my fingers busy!