Hello! Regular readers will have noticed that I haven’t posted a fast day menu for well over two weeks, although I have still been adding the odd 5:2 recipe. The reason for this absence is simple: I got utterly fed up with fasting.
For seven months, 2 days a week, I faithfully followed the rules of the fasting diet (with the odd slip-up) but got nothing in return. I didn’t have more energy, I didn’t feel healthier and I certainly didn’t lose any weight. In an effort to change this, I tried counting and restricting calories on feast days but that didn’t work either. Fast days began to feel like a punishment so two weeks ago I made the decision to have a break.
In those two weeks I’ve lost more weight than I did in two months of fasting.
Amazing eh? And inexplicable. But I’m not going to analyse it too deeply. I’m just going to carry on eating as I have over the last two weeks and see what happens. If my weight starts creeping up, maybe I’ll give the fast diet another try. In the meantime, I will keep creating and posting fast day recipes so do please keep reading!
There is also another reason why this blog has been a bit quiet lately. My lovely fiancé and I have been working on a new website. Railway Stays is all about luxury rail travel, historic railway hotels and vintage, retro train-themed weddings – think Agatha Christie, Art Deco, Brief Encounter and the sheer old-fashioned romance of the railways (he proposed to me on the Orient Express to Paris!).
I’d love it if you popped over to our new site and had a look – leave us a comment over there and let us know what you think!
But do keep checking back here too – I’ll be posting new recipes soon along with any good 5:2 ready meals and products I find. Happy f(e)asting to you all