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I feel like I haven’t blogged in weeks and I blogged yesterday. I think this is an effect of a new week – Monday, a new start, and the perfect day to start a new diet with my Mum and my sister.
This diet, commonly referred to as the 5:2 Diet, is quite famous for really working. But I’m on day one and I want to lie on my kitchen floor in tears and inhale the contents of my fridge. I’m so hungry I think my stomach is eating itself.
Don’t get me wrong – it’s not unhealthy or starving yourself. The premise is that for two days a week you try to eat around 500-600 calories, no carbs and no snacks. Then on the other five days you eat completely normally, still trying to restrict the snacks but you’re allowed carbs (I didn’t realise how much I loved carbs until today, I miss crisps and bread and oh my god I love potatoes).
It sounds pretty simple? 500 calories is okay?
No, I am used to eating a lot more than that and I’m so hungry, I’ve been so grumpy today I think I have scared my mum and my sister but dieting is something I really struggle with. I went through a phase about a year ago where I wouldn’t eat anything until dinner at 6pm and that was about it and from a dieting perspective it worked, but from a health point of view it didn’t do much for my mental stability, to say the least.
And it’s not like I don’t exercise – over the course of a week I go to five dance classes that I adore but I have done for most of my life and I’m not as thin as the other girls in my class. I’m the biggest one there by a long shot. I don’t have time or the drive to do more exercise – the minute I have enough income I want to get a personal trainer because I just can’t lose weight on my own.
I cannot wait to inhale everything in my pantry tomorrow. What are your thoughts on dieting and exercise? Have you got any tips for a completely novice like me?
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