How Jane Dropped 4 Dress Sizes Using the 5:2 Method

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This story is from Jane Rodgers who lives in the United Kingdom, and shows how intermittent fasting and some simple dietary changes helped her to lose weight, get rid of stomach bloating and symptoms related to menopause! Here’s how she did it.       Tell us about your weight loss journey: A month before I turned 50 in June – on 11th May – I took a long, cold, hard look at myself in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw. I was overweight, with a bloated stomach and I felt tired and sluggish all the time. I have 4 horses but felt too heavy to ride them, although I do poo-pick their field every day! I’m 50 year old, 5’6″ and I was weighing 13st 2lbs. I wanted to lose 3 stone – ideally to weigh 9st 13lbs (who doesn’t want to tip just into the stone below?) but it felt like […]

How Claire Lost 21 Lbs Using the 5:2 Method

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This success story is from Claire Riches who has been fasting more for health reasons but has lost some weight along the way! Through trial and error she has found the right days and style of fasting to suit her lifestyle. Here’s how she did it.   Summarise your weight loss story for us in one paragraph: My weight loss has been slow but steady. Just under 1 lb per week but as I wasn’t just doing this for weight loss it doesn’t matter. What method of Fasting do you do: (5 2 /Fast Diet, 24 hour fasts, daily fasts) I do the basic 5:2 diet. Five days a week I eat to my TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) roughly and then for two days I eat 300 to 400 calories. Occasionally there may be an unintentional 3rd fast in a week.  I have also tried the 16:8 which is fine but I don’t stress if […]

How Mary Maintains her Goal Weight Using Daily 16 Hour Fasts

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Here’s another great success story from Mary McFarlane from the United Kingdom who has successfully reached her goal weight (well she actually weighs less than her goal weight). She’s now able to eat all her favourite foods and maintain her weight with an easy maintenance plan. I interviewed her to find out how she does it:   Name: Mary McFarlane Age:  65  Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom  Height: 5 ft 5″   What method of Fasting do you do: (5 2 /Fast Diet, 24 hour fasts, daily fasts): I started off doing 5:2 and for maintenance I do 16/8(16 hour fast and 8 hour feeding window every day). The reason for this was because I hate counting calories and 16/8 is so easy, no breakfast and no late night nibbles, simple!   When did you start fasting? I was gradually reducing my calorie intake from June 2012 but after I saw the horizon programme I decided to try […]

How Nora Lost 7kgs Using the 5:2 Method and Keeps it Off With Daily 16 Hour Fasts

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Here’s a great success story from Nora Boswell from the United Kingdom and has successfully reached her goal weight and, most importantly, can maintain that goal weight with ease! I interviewed her to learn more about how she did it:   Summarise your weight loss story for us in one paragraph: I needed to take action or slide into a fat old age.  I started fasting in August 2012 and found I enjoyed the discipline and the feeling of being in control.  I still went to the gym regardless of fast days and ate my normal diet on non-fast days. The weight came off fairly quickly at first and then slowed down but I seemed to lose more inches in the weeks where my weight stayed the same, so win, win, all round. Gradually, my eating patterns have changed and I can enjoy treats knowing that they won’t turn into every-day indulgences.  I now fit […]