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5:2 diet

I am about to start on the 5:2 as I have put on over a stone in the last year and now need to do something about it.

Anyone fancy joining me - whatever diet you on - we can do it in the private part of the site - or even on FB - but the latter would exclude people not on FB Sad

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Posted at 7th Jan 2014 - 12:23PM   Posted by Westerwitch   5:2 diet Comments: 11

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Westerwitch's Avatar I did the Dukan diet a coupe of years ago and was very successful with it - but don't want to go down the protein diet route again. The weight gain has been because of all my baking - so have had to calm that down Sad Or only bake for other people . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 7th Jan 2014 at 12:25PM

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Faith's Avatar I need to lose weight too..... am thinking about it at the moment.

Posted by: Faith on 7th Jan 2014 at 12:34PM

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Fennie's Avatar I am already trying to lose weight. So I shall join you if I may.

Posted by: Fennie on 7th Jan 2014 at 12:51PM

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CalicoKate's Avatar Yep - as I have said on FB I need to loose weight again too - this time it is due to HRT tablets which is a bit boring. So after two weeks of very little I will go on to the 5:2 as I think that will fit in with everyday life.
I'm also growing my hair again and at the moment with my fringe pinned back I look a little like Milly Molly Mandy which I don't mind too much, but I don't like having Billy Bunters waistline!

Posted by: CalicoKate on 7th Jan 2014 at 05:13PM

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Cadfael's Avatar I am wheat and dairy intolerant. This might sound awful. But you learn to fill your diet up with all healthy tasty options. I can eat as much as i like and i dont put weight on even tho i am on the menopause. I am sure it is because wheat and dairy are in all the tempting foods,they are hard to digest and also can cause fluid retention in people who have sluggish digestive systems. As we age we dont need as much food and we also find it harder to digest food. The right foods also give you more energy, wich helps you to be more physically active,which shifts the weight..........Hope you dont mind the sermon

Posted by: Cadfael on 7th Jan 2014 at 05:45PM

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KitKatCot's Avatar I'm game, but I'm not on facebook.

Last year my cholesterol was raised for the first time so my doctor gave me 6 month to try to reduce it myself before the dreaded statins were prescribed. So I set about a diet and my cholesterol went back down to below average but I didn't lose an ounce.

Himself however, on the same diet lost a stone. Rolling Eyes

Posted by: KitKatCot on 7th Jan 2014 at 05:50PM

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Cadfael's Avatar Saying that my husband has just baked a chocolate cake. He is just icing it. It is a rare day off and so he doestnt bake to often.I cant resist his baking.My mouth is watering Blink

Posted by: Cadfael on 7th Jan 2014 at 05:56PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar WW, please do not try to take off much. You were much too thin last time I saw you!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 7th Jan 2014 at 09:00PM

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Faith's Avatar Well, Withy, WW is quite tiny so an extra stone on her probably seems a lot. I darent go on the scales!Embarassed

Posted by: Faith on 8th Jan 2014 at 03:44PM

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Fennie's Avatar When and how do we begin? I have lost 2lbs since before Christmas and have another 19 to go. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 8th Jan 2014 at 05:42PM

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Salle de Bain's Avatar Yes please...would love to join in with something inspiring. I have gained a stone since embarking on a distance learning course which has me sitting in front of a PC all day....

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 9th Jan 2014 at 05:37PM

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