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Posted: 18 Oct 2013, 11:59
Did anyone try it? I am thinking if doing it as I want to loose the weight and apparently I am not getting to my goal even I am working out every day in the gym for an hour with pt ( 1 month now) but no sign of much change yetSmile Smile

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Posted: 18 Oct 2013, 12:39
Yes, it definitely works. Really you are following 5:2 for health benefits, but you lose approx 1-2 lbs per week. Just have to be careful how much you eat on the feast days,BUT you can eat and drink anything unlike other regimes. Good Luck!
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Posted: 18 Oct 2013, 17:24
I've been following it for 3 weeks now & also loving it. I've only lost 1 1/2 lbs, but thrilled with that as I'd been slowly gaining beforehand (I am close to goal though). The fast days have gone smoothly -- I keep busy & like the freedom from thinking about what/how much to eat. And while I don't go crazy on the other days, I do like being able to eat more than I had been & not having to count every calorie. Good luck & let us know how it goes for you!
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Posted: 19 Oct 2013, 11:48
Yes it works but you have to stick at it.
I have been on a 4/3 Fast program since April and have lost 19 lb, however i have also restricted my calorie intake on the none-fast days to 1200 calories. I would have probably lost the weight quicker if had not had some 20 days away on holiday during that time.

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Posted: 20 Oct 2013, 07:38
The overall rule for 5:2 is the same as with everything else. Consume fewer calories than you burn. The 5:2 for some just make it all more accomplishable.

If you simply count calories, then you can always eat anything you like. You just have to fit it into your food diary.

Doing the 5:2 can make the "feast" days more enjoyable - but be careful. It's NOT a free-for-all, and if you have a problem with overeating to begin with, then it can easily get you in trouble.

If you can control it, then it's a great tool.

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