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Fast Diet recipes – Day 6

Jun 14, 2013   //   by susie   //   Blog, Fast Diet Recipes  //  Comments Off

Breakfast: Stewed apple breakfast pots – 195 calories

Lunch: Chicken meatball broth – 198 calories

Dinner: Carrot and feta salad – 204 calories

= 597 calories

Although our energy was running low after 2 fast days in a row, it wasn’t as much of a trauma as I’d anticipated and now there’s 4 whole feast days ahead to look forward to. That said, I’m going to try my best to make the fast days non-consecutive from now on – there’s definitely more of a temptation to cheat when you get to the end of day 1, knowing there’s another 24 hours of fasting ahead of you.

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Fast Diet recipes – Day 5

Jun 13, 2013   //   by susie   //   Blog, Fast Diet Recipes  //  Comments Off

Breakfast: Prune and vanilla porridge – 193 calories

Lunch: Slow-roasted tomato and red onion soup – 180 calories

Dinner: Smoked Haddock with celeriac and spinach mash – 181 calories

= 554 calories

It seems like ages since the last fast day and we’ve had plenty of indulgences in between, so I feel ready for another 500 – 600 calorie day. Apart from the small portion sizes, this menu didn’t really feel like ‘special diet food’ and there wasn’t any point in the day that I felt particularly hungry.

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Fast Diet recipes – Day 4

Jun 7, 2013   //   by susie   //   Blog, Fast Diet Recipes  //  Comments Off

Breakfast: Rhubarb breakfast pots (187 calories)

Lunch: Flageolet hummus (176 calories)

Dinner: Broccoli and cauliflower with chilli and anchovy (140 calories)

= 503 calories

I was a little worried about day 4 as it was the first fast day to coincide with a food styling shoot, but I actually felt less hunger pangs than I would have done on a normal day. Considering it’s the first fast day that I’ve managed to get the calories right down to the recommended ladies’ amount, I think that’s pretty good going!

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Fast Diet recipes – Day 3

Jun 5, 2013   //   by susie   //   Blog, Fast Diet Recipes  //  Comments Off

Breakfast: Banana and cinnamon porridge – 203 calories

Lunch: Poached eggs with chilli and soy – 175 calories

Dinner: White bean, tomato and anchovy salad – 154 calories

= 532 calories (Justin had an apple too which brought his total up to 600)

I had mixed success with yesterday’s recipes. Lunch was fab and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it, but while breakfast and dinner staved off hunger commendably, they were the least tasty of the fast day recipes so far.

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Fast Diet recipes – day 2

Jun 2, 2013   //   by susie   //   Blog, Fast Diet Recipes, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Breakfast: Rhubarb breakfast pots (187 calories)

Lunch: Crunchy Asian salad (160 calories)

Dinner: Lamb and lentil koftas with yoghurt dip & tabbouleh (183 calories)

= 530 calories

Yesterday was our second fast day and so far, so good. I’ve managed to bring the calories down closer to the ladies’ quota, so Justin was able to have another portion of the mandarin jelly from last week and milk in his morning coffee to bring him up to 600.

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Fast Diet recipes – day 1

May 30, 2013   //   by susie   //   Blog, Fast Diet Recipes, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Fast Diet recipes – day 1

Breakfast: Apricot and ginger porridge (201 calories)

Lunch: Butterbean, tomato and parsley salad (166 calories)

Dinner: Fava bean puree with chard (192 calories); Mandarin jelly (39 calories)

= 598 calories

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The Fast Diet

May 29, 2013   //   by susie   //   Blog, Fast Diet Recipes, Recipes  //  Comments Off

Asian breakfast eggs 175 calories per portion

After spending much of my teenage life on one diet or another, I gave it all up in my 20s. I love food; both the flavour and sensation of eating and all the social rituals that surround it. Exercise however, I can take or leave. I’m definitely built for comfort, not for speed. PE was a traumatic experience at school as it is for anyone that can’t run fast, catch or throw. Since then the only exercise I tolerate is swimming, walking and dancing. For this reason I’m quite surprised to find myself on day one of the 5:2 diet, aka The Fast Diet.

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