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May 2, 2013 3:23 PM
I'm starting 5:2 today... My stats: female, 25yrs, 4'11", CW 115lbs, GW:105-110, lightly active. Here is my question: My weekly goal is 8400 (for weight loss - 1200 cals/day), I subtracted the two fast-days (1000) from that and then divided the total by 5, which gave me 1480. Is this what I should be eating on the 5 normal days or am I totally off base? Because the articles say eat 2000+ on non-fast days, and I've also heard you should be eating your TDEE for the rest of the week. I'm afraid to do it this way because I will barely be at a deficit. How do you guys do it?
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May 2, 2013 4:48 PM
Before I started the fast diet I was eating 1200 calories a day. Now I am still eating 1200 on normal days and 500 on fast days. Not sure if this is correct but it's working for me.
  580836
May 2, 2013 11:09 PM
Rhiana, I'm not sure this is the diet for you. Your stats indicate that you're already at a healthy weight, so any more loss is going to be hard-fought. Dr Mosely suggests that those who are already lean shouldn't fast - do you know your body fat %
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May 5, 2013 12:44 AM
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Rhiana, I'm not sure this is the diet for you. Your stats indicate that you're already at a healthy weight, so any more loss is going to be hard-fought. Dr Mosely suggests that those who are already lean shouldn't fast - do you know your body fat %


This is true, but if you want to fast for the health & longevity effects, rather than weight loss, there are ways to do it. 1 day per week is what Michael Mosley suggests for weight management/maintenance, however for the other 6 days you should eat to your full TDEE, if not over, so that you're not creating a calorie deficit.

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