I’ve been reading about the Fast Diet (also known as the 5:2 diet) since early April, and have been dying to give it a go. I’ve been putting it off because I had completed my first Whole 30 with great success (I lost 10 pounds in 30 days) and was worried about introducing dairy, grains and sugar back into my diet. But after reading numerous newspaper articles and hearing success stories from friends and family members I couldn’t wait any longer. I wanted a piece of the action. Here’s now my first day looked:
Homemade courgette, and potato soup and 1 slice of brown bread: 230 calories
Baked sweet potato with tuna and ratatouille: 245 calories
Drinks: 1 black coffee, 1 can of Diet Coke, 1 can of Sugar Free Red Bull, 1 rooibos tea : 11 calories
Total calories: 486
I was working from 7-3pm yesterday when I did this, which made it easy to keep busy and not think about food too much. By the time I finished work I was pretty high on caffeine so I felt a bit ill in that respect. I took time to relax before dinner and after that I felt great. I chilled out with a movie and a cup of tea after dinner and went to bed about 1am, not hungry but definitely looking forward to breakfast the next day! Roll on Day 2.
Have you had success on the 5:2 diet?