I have now been doing the 5:2 system for 4 weeks.
I must say I totally love it. I really enjoy the freedom of the Fast day and find it remarkably easy.
The difficult thing to remember is to have breakfast. This is not a starvation diet. Starvation slows down your metabolism and sends your body into shut down and protection. Fasting is about not giving your body enough food to build up fat reserves but giving it enough food to keep processing your existing fat reserves (if that makes sense)
The none fast days should not be binge days. Because of my slimpod my eating is as regulated as it’s ever been so my non-fast days are very regulated.
I have also now done the 8 week Mutu programme for 4 weeks. Every 2 weeks I start a new phase and discover new muscles which is good!
What effect has it had?
Well I haven’t shifted any size for around a year.
In the last 4 weeks 2 pairs of size 14 jeans that were too tight now fit comfortably. In fact, one of them I have moved on the belt from not being able to fasten it to fastening it 2 notches in.
This is a wonderful feeling and is making me feel better about my body than I have in a long time. My husband has commented that he can see the weight going from my face and my legs.
As you can see, I still have very much got a spare tyre round my middle and I’m really hoping the MUTU system will start getting rid of that soon. I am sticking to my exercises religiously.
So for the first time in a long I can see some glimmer of hope that I’ll get to a size 10/12 eventually. Apart from anything else I really, really want to wear these jeans. They are a size 14 but really seem to be more a 12. They barely go over my thighs right now.
I am definitely a convert to the 5:2 Fast diet and it goes very well with Thinking Slimmer to create a balanced week.