So there are a few things that I’ve learnt during my first week of 5:2.
Don’t do fasting days when you have a busy day ahead. My first fasting day was completely manageable. I was doing easy chores for the day and also sleeping off a cold. My second fasting day was such a fail, I just gave up counting the calories because I knew I went way over the limit. The second day I was working all day, then had a million things to do after work, and to keep up with the physical and mental stress I just ate whatever junk was around. The plus was, I wasn’t eating because I was craving the junk food, more so just to keep me awake. During the normal 5 days, I felt I had improved my overall eating habits really really well! I would consciously choose the orange rather than the bread!
I felt I didn’t get hungry as quickly as I used to, or stay hungry even after I had eaten. What I found surprising was that I wanted to drink more water, which has always been an issue for me, I just simply forget to drink.
I haven’t yet weighed myself…I think it would be better to weigh in every 2 weeks to see longer lasting results. Also I wouldn’t be working on such short term basis (like weighing every day, which doesn’t accurately show you’re progress at all). To ward off any temptations, I have since removed the scales from my house and into my parents. This way I make sure I visit them on a fortnightly basis :)
So far so good, with one day fail, lets see how week 2 goes!