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Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
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    Ok, so my motivation has reached a new low.
    Exercise is only part of the way to a healthy lifestyle - I need to learn to eat well too.
    I've heard a lot about the 5:2 diet, and I'm thinking I could give it a go.
    If anyone has any tips on how to curb the hunger aches, please please let me know because I am a sucker for giving in to feeling hungry.
    I suppose when I do, I can post here and hope for someone to give me some encouragement!

    Eat real food, reduce portion sizes and up your intake of veggies. See it as a long-term healthier lifestyle change, these diets never work for long.
    • Thread Starter

    I'm not sure what it is. I put on weight when I exercise, because I'm hungry. Then when I stop exercising I carry on eating how much I ate before. I don't know how to do this. I eat real food, and eat a lot of fruit although I'm not a huge fan of veg. I'm hoping that I can lose the weight, then maintain it. I'm not overweight, I just have put on weight recently and hope I can lose it! I don't know what factors into it, I'm kinda interested to know if interfering with hormones with contraceptives has an effect, too.

    Hormones have a major effect on your metabolism. If you're concerned, go to your GP and asked to have your hormone levels checked with a blood test.

    I cut from 92kg to 69kg in 9 months with intermittent fasting, that was before the 5:2 popularisation and my eating window was 8 hours every day, fasting the other 16 hours. At the same time I was very low carb for 3 of the months. [I was a 92 who'd regularly lifted for a two and a half years though].

    I gradually returned my diet to something more normal afterwards and over the following two years went up only 5kg.
    Over the two years after that I've since intentionally gone very much in the other direction.

    A friend of mine 5:2ed his way to being pretty damn lean also over about a year.
    We are both male though.

    To be clear here though, I'm not saying that intermittent fasting is the way to go, only that it can be effective, especially if you are the kind of person who habitually eats a lot and thinks that its hunger.

    I'd want to know more though, whatre your stats? [height, weight, age, general exercise routine, job/university]
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