I Lost 50 Pounds on a 5:2 Fasting Diet

Five years later, I’ve kept it off and lost even more

Dave Wentworth
Aug 1, 2017 · 11 min read
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Weight tracking graph from the weight-loss competition (% starting weight lost versus weeks).

Paying Your Calorie Debt

4 meals skipped / 21 possible meals = 19% reduction 

Why Is Intermittent Fasting Easier Than Regular Dieting?

Keys to Intermittent Fasting

Key #1: Count Calories at the Beginning

Your Basal Metabolic Rate and Total Daily Energy Expenditure

Why Are BMR and TDEE Important?

Key #2: Learn the Difference Between True Hunger and Toxic Hunger

Key #3: Allow Yourself Flexibility

Key #4: Eat More Whole Plant Foods

Additional Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Improved Mental Energy

Sustainable

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Thanks to Coach Tony.

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