Tuesday 16 July 2013

The ' 5:2 DIET' Diary: Week 2

I'm still going... I thought I may have got bored by now but I haven't! 

If you didn't see last week's post, (read it here) then i'll just recap. I'm doing the 5:2 diet, eating 1200 calories 5 days a week and then eating 500 calories 2 days a week. It's going pretty well so far! 

I've been a bit of a scatter brain this week and forgot to take some pictures of my meals but i'll explain and add when something is missing to make up for it! And although we were away again this weekend, I did try my hardest not to eat too badly. I did however, go over my calories by around 100 each day over the weekend and yesterday was due to be a fast day but I felt really sick during the day and caved into 2 bars of chocolate last night... Whoops! 

Breakfast - Porridge with Soya Milk, Raspberries and Dried Fruit & Tea with 1 sugar 310 kca
Lunch - Mixed Salad (lettuce, tomato, cucmber, spring onion, peppers) with Mozerella and Chicken (tbsp Balsamic Vinegar) 171 kcal
Snack - Maltesars & Decaff tea with 1 sugar 221 kcal
Dinner - Homemade Chilli Con Carne with Rice approx 390 kcal

Total calories - 1090 calories 

Breakfast - Museli with Low fat yogurt & Tea with 1 sugar 219 kcal 
Lunch - Ham sandwich with a bag of Salt and Shake crisps 284 kcal
Snack - Bounty chocolate bar 139 kcal
Dinner - Chicken stir fry approx 423 kcal

Total calories - 1077 calories 

Thursday (fast day): 
Breakfast - Cereal bar & Tea with 1 sugar 127 kcal 
Lunch - 200g Tomato soup with 1 Rivita 151 kcal
Dinner - 125g Beef lasagne (approx) with Salad 219 kcal

Total calories - 496 calories 

Breakfast - Porridge with Soya Milk, Raspberries and Apricot & Tea with 1 sugar 206 kcal
Lunch - 1/3 pack Risotto with Chicken 336 kcal
Snack - Maltesars & Decaff tea 205 kcal
Dinner - Fish n Chips from the chip shop approx 600 kcal

Total calories - 1347 calories (over by 147 calories)

Breakfast - Porridge with Soya Milk and Raspberries, Strawberry & Banana smoothie & Tea with 1 sugar 229 kcal 
Lunch - Ham and Tomato Sandwich 200 kcal
Snack - Small Costa Fruit Cooler 240 kcal
Dinner - Spicy mexican Bean Burger with Salad 236 kcal
Snack - 2 x Fab ice lollies and 1 mixed fruit cider 420 kcal

Total calories - 1325 calories (over by 61 calories)

Breakfast - 1 Hard boiled Duck egg with 1 piece of white bread toasted & Tea with 1 sugar 240 kcal 
Lunch - Table Table Chicken breast Burger with Cheese, Coleslaw and Fries 892 kcal
Snack - Cappucino, J20 and Tango Orange 196 kcal

Total calories - 1328 calories (over by 128 calories)

 Monday (fast day)
Breakfast - Cereal bar & Tea with 1 sugar 127 kcal
Lunch - 200g Tomato soup with 1 Rivita 210 kcal
Snack - Cereal bar 87 kcal
Dinner - Warm Tuna Salad with Sweetcorn (1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar) 138 kcal
Snack - Teasers and Twirl chocolate bar & Tea 341 kcal

Total calories - 898 calories (over by 398 calories)

So, as you can see, a few of the days I was over, not by a lot but I want to make sure that you can see i'm not cheating and i'm logging absolutely everything I eat. I also drink at least 4 pints of water a day including squash on certain days too! 

I think because of the heat, i'm finding myself hungrier and yesterday, may have been why I felt a little sick and dizzy because I was tired and needed energy. I'll continue to work on the 5:2 ratio though until I know I can do it comfortably, failing that... I will just have 1 fast day and be super strict on what I eat on that day! 

Weight on 16/07/13 is 74.4kg (11.10 stone) 

Are you dieting? Let me know how it's going! 

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  1. I need to get on a diet to get rid of the baby weight! Let me know how this one goes &i may try it xx

    1. I'm going to be posting an update on monday so keep an eye out for that!


  2. Oooh 5:2 sounds my kind of diet haha, I haven't been dieting as such..just cutting down on carbs and working out more. Need to tone this baby weight up! X

    1. Yeah i really need to start exercising properly to help shift it and tone back up!


  3. I heard about this diet and thought it would be so hard, but your meals looks really good, and no where near starving like I thought. Keep up the great work hun xx

    1. Thank you! It ws tough and i'll be posting an update soon (I couldn't keep it up unfortunately)



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