Tuesday, 24 June 2014
The Health Files: A Successful 5:2 Fast Day
Finally, after much frustration and lacking the mental wherewithal to plan for regular fast days I have finally had success. This is absolutely the unsteady beginnings of what will hopefully become easier to manage in life's busyness.
Breakfast: 1 slice toast with sliced tomato (84 calories)*
Morning Snack: 1 orange (45 calories)
Lunch: 2 slices toast with sliced tomato (185 calories)*
Afternoon Snack: 1 small slice iced fruit bun (87 calories)
Dinner: Tofu & vegetable stir fry (118 calories)
Total: 519 calories
* I used one roma tomato and sliced it very thinly so it was sufficient for both breakfast and lunch.
I wouldn't normally have the same thing for breakfast and lunch, but I have yet to work out some appropriate, satisfying options so for today it worked. I use a spelt and sprouted grain bread and find that it is satisfying. I know some people eat in the morning and then in the evening, skipping lunch, but I seem to find that incredibly difficult. For me success is easier to come by when the calories are spread across the day more evenly.
If you're a 5:2 veteran I'd love to hear your ideas and how you manage your meals.