Since starting the 5:2 plan I've really enjoyed some nice losses but I've known others who are doing this and they didn't see a loss or not as much. Since hitting my 40's I have noticed a slowed metabolism (I never used to have a problem shedding the few pounds I put on over winter). It seems to be getting harder and harder. A friend and I were talking and wondered if our hormones were playing a role in our inability to lose weight so it got me researching the topic.
I then found this episode of Dr. Oz where this woman recommends that everyone add hormonal balance to their weight loss goals. I started her tips around the same time I started the 5:2 and wonder if this has given me an improved metabolism.http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/melt-fat-fast-how-reset-your-secret-fat-loss-hormones?video=15580
Supplements I added which supposedly help with body inflammation:
-Super Primrose Oil
-Vitamin D (I heard this is a hormone not a vitamin)
Again, I'm not sure what clicked but I thought it doesn't hurt to share this information. I'd be curious to know if anyone else has any thoughts on this or are doing something different.