I’ve tried 5:2 before, but because I have high blood sugar (pre-diabetes), I just couldn’t stick to 500 calories on my fasting day. I have the Blood Sugar Diet book, and it’s heartening to know I can eat up to 800 and still lose weight. I did lose weight before on 5:2, so I know it works, but like I said, that blood sugar can just make you feel starving, and after a while I just gave up on my fasting days and gained back weight.
This time I’m sticking to the low carb recommendations in the book and also focusing on protein on my fasting days.
So, I’m already into my first day of low carb fasting, and I can tell you, that extra protein makes all the difference.
I can do this!