Monday, 17 June 2013

5/2. Will it work for me?

You've most likely heard about the 5/2 weight loss regime, but if not you can read about it here.

I watched the original Michael Mosely programme on TV last year, and thought that I "might give it a go" at some time in the dim and distant future. In the mean time I've heard about several people I know who have tried it, and it seems to be working for them. Then, last friday, my friend Janice, who hadn't mentioned anything about it, suddenly announced on Facebook that her trousers nearly fell down in Tesco. Now, I'm really not interested in seeing her with her trousers down, just in case you are getting the wrong idea, but merely the fact that she is losing weight (following the 5/2 regime) sufficiently quickly to make it happen made something click inside my head. That dim and distant future time had arrived.

The timing isn't wonderful, we are off on holiday on Friday, and I'm not interested in fasting on holiday, so my official start date is Monday 1st July, but I decided that this week I would have a practice run, to see how I cope. Today is my first fast day. Watch this space and I'll be back tomorrow morning to let you know how I get on.

7 comments:

Tracy said...

good luck for when you do start Joy. paul had read quite a bit about and had been told about it by his skin specialist, i think it may be a bit difficult for us with the kids but will be interested to see how you get on and maybe we will give it a go xx

Eileen said...

I've not heard of this before. I've had a quick read about it - sounds interesting. I'll be interested to see how you get on with it.

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Interested to see how this goes and in which supermarket your trousers fall down!

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Interested to see how you get on with this! (Let us know in which supermarket your trousers fall down.)

Kat said...

All the best with that, Joy. Hubby and I started doing it in March and it's actually a matter of getting used to and get the right food in for you. I'm using some old WW recipe books as there are several that are 300kcals (evening), and we usually have 2 eggs in the mornings - boiled or scrambled.

karen said...

a friend of mine has been doing this for over a year now and swears by it, though if she goes off it she does put the weight back on very quickly, but having said that once back on she looses it again. Good luck.

viv said...

I haven't heard of this diet but good luck with it