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Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Type-2-Havent-A-Clue, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. Type-2-Havent-A-Clue

    Type-2-Havent-A-Clue Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just received a phone call from my GP surgery. My doctor has advised me going on to a 5:2 diet.. sorry if I sound really stupid but exactly what is a 5:2 diet? I get it’s 5 good days and 2 not so intense. But given all I’ve said and all the advice you’ve been generous enough to share with me will that advice and the meals on DD still apply? How would I/can I approach those 2 “don’t worry about what I eat days”?

    :confused
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    UserABC2021 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    I may be doing it wrong but when I do 5:2 it's 2 days of fasting
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Is his name Moseley?
     
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  5. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Expert

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    Usually a 5/2 diet means eating low carb on 5 days and fasting on two, usually non-consecutive days... Personally, I find it easier to just skip breakfast all the time.
     
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  6. There is no Spoon

    There is no Spoon I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Eat a small amount of food for 5 days and even less for the other 2 days.
    Try looking up the Blood Sugar Diet book by Dr Michel Mosley. :bookworm:

    Or watch this video. ;)
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    I've gone right off Mosely.

    He now has a new book to tout, in this interview he says his other books were based on rat studies with an air of dismissal. People bought those books but apparently they should run out and buy his Fast800 book like... now!

     
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  8. Type-2-Havent-A-Clue

    Type-2-Havent-A-Clue Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It’ll be something else next year..
     
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  9. Charis1213

    Charis1213 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    why cant you just do the LCHF diet and exercise such as walking , what's with the diet from the doctors ?
     
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  10. Boo1979

    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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    5:2 was developed as a calorie based weight loss diet where you eat 500 ( women) and 600 (men) cals a day for 2 non consecutive days of the week and then eat normally for the remaining 5 days ( around 1800-2000 cals a day).
    There are all sorts of variations - some less calorie restrictive, others more. Some carb restrictive every day but only calorie restricted on 2 days, others carb restricted every day but much more carb restrictive on 2 days. Yet others have no food intake 2 days a week.
    Ask your GP what version he / she is thinking of and why
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Please do not misunderstand, the diets that Moseley writes on work for some people. There has been 'The Blood Sugar Diet' (bought that one myself) then '5-2 Diet' and now the 'Fast800 Diet' which just shows his admiration for ND (some nasty suspicious people (like me) might say he is ripping Taylor off).
    I just get the distinct impression that Moseley having discovered a money tree is shaking it for all its worth.
     
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  12. Type-2-Havent-A-Clue

    Type-2-Havent-A-Clue Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My point entirely.. I found it odd. My only issue is with my arthritis in my hip and knee.. walking isn’t exactly ideal
     
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    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Expert

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    I found my rheumatism was bothering me a lot less on keto... Carbs are an inflammatory food, and my fingers and hip are a whole lot better like this...
     
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    Type-2-Havent-A-Clue Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    IMG_0335.jpg

    Here’s today’s lunch plate! (I’ve also sent it to the GP )
     
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    Type-2-Havent-A-Clue Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Although I could of destroyed the entire block of blue cheese and jar of olives :drool
     
  16. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Expert

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    Yum!
     
  17. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Expert

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    ....If you're still hungry after 20 minutes.... Just in case you're looking for permission, haha. :)
     
  18. Charis1213

    Charis1213 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh tell me about the knee problems , I've not slept properly for weeks finally gave into a steroid injection yesterday and the pain has gone completely, i walk every night with hubby .
    Have you tried youtube physio exercises for your hip and knee ?
     
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    Type-2-Havent-A-Clue Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes and I’m also awaiting to go and have an arthroscopy
     
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  20. Charis1213

    Charis1213 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You must have advanced knee arthritis then, I am trying to correct mine too scared to have surgery ,
     
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