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5:2 Alternate Day Fasting Meal Plans
« on: August 20, 2012, 11:06:49 am »
This is my first 600 cal day of the 5:2 plan.  If it works well, I may just stick to the same thing every low-cal day, but I thought I'd share it and suggest others do the same.  It might give us ideas:

Coarse Oatmeal Porridge 60g & water   222
Black Coffee                                               6

Banana 125g                                           120

Steamed White Fish 150g                   150
Raw Cucumber 200g                                  20
Wholemeal Bread Slice 36g                80

Total                                                           598

Re: 5:2 Alternate Day Fasting Meal Plans
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 03:11:45 pm »
I'm on the alternate day one for now.

Breakfast nothing

lunch pack of wotsits 197 kcal and black coffee.

Woo! I have 403 calories to play with for the rest of the day!

GrahamG

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Re: 5:2 Alternate Day Fasting Meal Plans
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 12:35:12 pm »
I thought it was supposed to be 500 cals... all consumed in one meal at any chosen time of day. This is officially the next diet fad - there are three people here at work doing it already.
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Re: 5:2 Alternate Day Fasting Meal Plans
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2012, 01:17:37 pm »
It's 600 for men, 500 for women, and you can spread it over the day or have it in one meal. I find it easier to just wait and have dinner - eating wee tiny meals makes me hungrier!

Re: 5:2 Alternate Day Fasting Meal Plans
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2012, 01:22:19 pm »
Shall we keep this thread for meal plan suggestions, and put general discussion on the 5:2 thread in 'Health and Fitness'?  It'll make it easier to follow each thread.


Re: 5:2 Alternate Day Fasting Meal Plans
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 08:25:41 pm »
Those look like promising recipes! :thumbsup:

I have a relevant question about calorie calculation:

On this site, it gives the calorific value of 100g spaghetti as 362 (scroll down a bit).  Does this mean 100g dry spaghetti before it's cooked, or 100g of cooked spaghetti, as these are very different.  I think it's 100g dried, but I'm not sure. :-\

mcshroom

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Re: 5:2 Alternate Day Fasting Meal Plans
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2012, 08:29:29 pm »
100g dried I'd guess. MyFitnessPal gives 60g(dry) of tesco fusilli pasta as 216 kcal, so that seems to correlate.
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Re: 5:2 Alternate Day Fasting Meal Plans
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2012, 08:49:01 pm »
Thanks, mcshroom!

mcshroom

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Re: 5:2 Alternate Day Fasting Meal Plans
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2012, 08:54:14 pm »
As an aside, MFP is a good tool for adding up meals before you eat them, even if you don't use the diary :)
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hellymedic

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Re: 5:2 Alternate Day Fasting Meal Plans
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2012, 09:14:58 pm »
Those look like promising recipes! :thumbsup:

I have a relevant question about calorie calculation:

On this site, it gives the calorific value of 100g spaghetti as 362 (scroll down a bit).  Does this mean 100g dry spaghetti before it's cooked, or 100g of cooked spaghetti, as these are very different.  I think it's 100g dried, but I'm not sure. :-\

100g dried deffo.

Wet starches like spaghetti are around 1kcal/gram, dry carbs 4kcal/gram, fats 9 kcal/gram, chocolate 5-6 kcal/gram...

mcshroom

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Re: 5:2 Alternate Day Fasting Meal Plans
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2012, 09:15:54 pm »
So I should cook my food in chocolate not cooking oil? :D
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hellymedic

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Re: 5:2 Alternate Day Fasting Meal Plans
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2012, 09:33:03 pm »
So I should cook my food in chocolate not cooking oil? :D

No, the chocolate will char.  :(

Consider ways to minimise oil in cooking: quick frying, spray oil, non-stick cookware etc.