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    5:2 diet

    Need to shift some excess weight, giving this a go and wondered if anyone else has had any experience.

    Basically you eat normally for five days of the week and eat only 600 calories on two days of the week.

    I started yesterday and had a 600 calories lunch only. Got through an hour of circuit training ok last night and eating normally today until Friday when I will eat only 600 calories again. Then I'll eat normally over the weekend and start again Monday.

    Will report how I get on!

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    Good luck. Some people have done it at work with good effects. I've not seen it done alongside training.
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    Flip, 600calories and still doing circuit training. Did you have anything to aid recovery after that? I can't imagine that your workouts on the 600calorie day would be of much value without quality fuel to burn. But if it works...

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    I had a go when I'd had a lazy 12 months and needed to shift some excess, did a couple of weeks but found that the lack of energy meant my running wasn't as good as it should have been, I sort of decided that more calories would let me run harder and therefore shift more weight.

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    Do you train 7 days a week ? If not, then as suggested above, might be best not to coincide a fast day with a training day if at all possible. After hard training then the body need fuel to repair itself

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    I think I'm settling on the French Diet.
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    'I think I'm settling on the French Diet'

    That's a shame, I almost stood on a large toad on the pavement at the end of my run last night, rather than shepherding it across the pavement and into the grass as I did, I could have squashed it and donated the legs :-)

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    Did it for 18 months and it works a treat and it allowed gym sessions without any ill effects.

    Went from 14st down to 11st 7lb and ran my best for a full summer.

    Tu & Th were diet days, rest were normal eating and Saturday night was ale.
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    "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daletownrunner View Post
    'I think I'm settling on the French Diet'

    That's a shame, I almost stood on a large toad on the pavement at the end of my run last night, rather than shepherding it across the pavement and into the grass as I did, I could have squashed it and donated the legs :-)
    TBH, I was just planning on adding a thick layer of butter and/or cream to everything I eat. Bread, pasta, biscuits, apples, cereals.

    Reckon that'll do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunaneto View Post
    I think I'm settling on the French Diet.
    Did you see Dara and Ed's Great Big Adventure last night? I'm going to try the Mexican diet of curried Iguanas, i think it will give me an edge over beetroot junkies like Noel. Only problem is i don't know where i can go to get my fresh Iguanas, i might have to break into Roundhay Park Tropical World and set up a breeding program in my summer house.
    Can't climb for toffee...

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