I’ve been posting over the last couple of days in the BSD800 area.. I think this is where I should be instead. At this point, I don’t see myself being able to do 800c every single day. I am trying for 3 – 4 times a week, and LC Med all days. I’m on my third day.. yesterday was a low calorie day – and it was just fine. Maybe in future weeks I can give extended 800c days a go once I feel a bit better with hunger levels.
I tried the original 5:2 when it was new a few years ago. The 500c days made me miserable. I couldn’t get myself to “enjoy” the fasting days like others said they could. Like the MANY other diets I’ve tried, I considered myself a failure. The increase to 800 calories makes it so much more doable for someone like me.. and shouldn’t be a problem as far as rate of weight loss goes – at least for me, because I have LOTS to lose!
Now – all the options with combining the programs and mixing it up, so as not to feel totally deprived, is a brilliant idea! I feel there’s hope! And, I do desperately need to drop a significant amount of weight. I don’t really have blood sugar issues YET, but I certainly have all the other nasties that come with being 100+ overweight at the age of 61.