So my experiences of the 5-2 diet so far? The weight loss is agonisingly slow but the promise is it's sustainable. if it's going to take me two years at this rate to get down to my target weight then so be it, if it stays off.
Of course it wasn't originally touted as a weight-loss programme per se but rather as a health kick by Michael Mosley to move away from a pre-diabetic condition. I have regular blood tests but I've never worried about how close I might be to diabetes. It's a vague concern, though, so I'm happy this should be pushing me in the right direction.
And finally, the fasting is easy. Really no problem at all. 600 calories on a fasting day is a perfectly satisfying evening meal and as I hardly ever eat breakfast and can go without a midday meal without a problem, it isn't a difficulty.
I will be my old sylph-like self some time in 2018, perhaps.