Five Tips for 5:2 Fasting Success

After being on this eating style almost 16 weeks (and after losing 16 lbs so far), I’ve got a few tips for anyone starting on their first fasting journey. So here are my Five Tips for 5:2 Fasting Success

raw broccoli

1. Raw veggies are your friends!

 

Stock up on any of these veggies that you can stand to eat:  #ILoveThemAll

  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Cauliflower
  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Okra
  • Cucumbers
  • Cabbage
  • Bok choy
  • Bean sprouts
  • Lettuce (duh)

Why?  Because you can fill up on these without busting your calorie budget. Seriously, you would likely starve to death if those veggies above were all you had to eat for like ever…

Scale

2. Weigh EVERYTHING

 

Yes, it’s a pain in the ass at first but if you’re gonna starve yourself two times a week make it count. Get a little digital scale like this one and make it a habit. #TheTruthWillSetYouFree

Noom

3. Use a good calorie-tracking app

 

Honestly, I love Noom. And since I’m not holding anything back in this blog, I have to admit that the Noom app/system has been a HUGE help. But I’ll write about Noom in another article.

There aren several calorie counter apps out there. Fat Secret is one I have used in the past but I like Noom a lot better.  It seems to be more “intelligent” in that it remembers your favorite foods and makes them easy to log.

The point is that you have a greater chance of success if you are accurately measuring your calories.

Water being poured into a glass.

4. Hydrate!

 

Tea, water, seltzer water, and black coffee – These are ALL keys to success. (Though I think black coffee is gross)

Seltzer water works best for me to make me feel full.

busy

5. Stay busy

 

I *highly* recommend you select fasting days that are generally very busy days for you. Staying busy really helps keep your mind off your growling stomach.

For instance, I would NEVER try to fast on a Monday because it’s my day off.

I hope that these tips are helpful!  Please feel free to comment below and/or share this article.  Also, if you follow any of the affiliate links above and make a purchase or sign up, that helps me pay the bills to keep this blog going.

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