After that, The Man had tried this diet, and it helped him to lose a fair bit of weight. At that time I didn't bother to try. My food is more important!
After baby, we've all put this diet thing behind and never talked about it. Needless to say, we both gained some baby-weight. And recently, The Man wanted to go back to the diet again. There were also some sharing on Facebook, with menus for Asian diet.
This time, I went on board to the diet with The Man.
So what's 5:2 diet? If reading the lengthy article is not your thing, you can chose any two days of the week to go on fasting. But you don't have to go totally food-less, just lesser food. How little? Well, for men you are allowed 600 calories a day, while for women, it's 500 calories a day. That means, you're spreading calories of one meal from your normal day, and stretch it out for 24 hours. The rest of the five days, just eat normally. As simple as this.
This is my second week now. We chose Tuesday and Thursday as fast days, yes together because I'm preparing breakfast for the two of us everyday so having the same diet makes it easier for me.
On my first day, last Tuesday, I felt terrible. I kept thinking about food. Sometimes I thought of them when I felt hungry but most times, I was thinking about the sinfully delicious food for no reason. It's simply craving! But with some determination, I managed to survive. The next day, I ate normally.
And on the second day, Thursday, surprisingly the fasting went on pretty easily. No craving, no hunger! I think my body has got used to it. And after a weekend of eating and feasting, my second week of fasting still went on smoothly.
So come to think about it, we actually do not need so much food. We are simply craving!
So here, I just want to share what I eat on my fast day. These are my three meals yesterday.
Breakfast: Steamed sweet potato, baked egg with cherry tomatoes (I added a bit of mozzarella cheese for myself but not for The Man), a bit of grapes. And a cup of black coffee, without milk and sugar.
Lunch: Cherry apple
Dinner: A bowl of oat in milk, with some walnuts and raisins, and some steamed broccoli.
In between, if I got really hungry, I munch a bit of walnuts. And also drink lots of water.
I am not super duper strict on sticking to 500 calories I think I ate about 500-600, closer to 600 I would say. But if you want to find out how much calories for each type of food you want to take, you can try this website.
Some menu recommends boiled chicken breast for dinner. I think that's terrible, it makes me feel very sad to fast. I'd rather eat oat than boiled chicken breast seriously. If you want more Asian menu, you can try google 5：2轻断食.
To clarify things up, I'm not looking into losing a lot of weight (in case you're going to say anything :P), I'm just looking into losing some tummy fat from pregnancy. And hey, Dr Mosley said this helps in longevity!
Let see how long I will stay in this diet, with my typical 3 minutes enthu!