The 5:2 Fast Diet Kitchen Plan - Weeks 2 & 3

Today marks the beginning of my final week of the 5:2 plan's 4 week challenge in collaboration with Ideal World TV, where I'm using Fast Diet Kitchen meals to get me through those fast days.

While 500 calories can sometimes seem to go nowhere, FDK deliver lunch and dinner to your door in convenient pouches, portioned ready for your fast day ahead. I've already tried a few of the meals, including one of my firm favourites Scotch Broth, which you can read all about here

I've been trying some others over the past couple of weeks and thought I'd share my thoughts...


Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup (123 cal)


It doesn't help that I don't like butternut squash, and can barely tolerate sweet potato, but I gave it a bash anyway. It smells luscious and looks hearty. The soup is more stew-like, very thick, and whilst I can totally appreciate that it's perfect 'filling' food, it just wasn't for me. If you are a lover of the main ingredients I have no doubt that this would be a hit but, for me, the flavours were far too strong. 
Sorry FDK!


Carrot & Coriander Soup (141 cal)


A thick hunger-bashing soup, seasoned to perfection. I made the mistake of serving this in a cup thinking I could drink it, but you most definitely need a spoon. This could quite easily have done me for a main meal. It was a beautiful dish.


Smoky Chicken and Butter Bean Stew (296 cal)

Masses of chicken and beans, more than I expected - just like the scotch broth last week. A really warming meal with a right kick to it (think tingly lips when you're done!) and I loved it. The portion is very generous too, filling my bowl right to the top. I can honestly say I was more than satisfied after eating this, in fact, I was getting a little full towards the end.



WEEK 2 / WEIGH IN DAY

Week 2 was slightly less than last the first, even without the takeaways etc. during this particular week compared to the last. But, a loss is a loss and certainly not something to turn your nose up at when you're only dieting for 2 days a week! 
LOSS: 1.8lb


WEEK 3 / WEIGH IN DAY

Upped my water intake much more this week to fend off hunger pains, that and crunched on raw carrots at my desk - to the horror of my work colleagues, I sounded like Bugs Bunny all day long and began to worry for my teeth, ha! Starting to see a pattern in terms of losses now... 
LOSS: 2lb


I'm on track for at least half a stone in 4 weeks if I keep this up. After 3 weeks I'm at a grand total of 6lb loss without even trying. 

This is deffo my kinda diet...


In the meantime, find out more about FDK over on their website or social media channels.   www.fastdietkitchen.co.uk
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The stockists of the FDK plan are
 www.idealworld.tv

Disclaimer: I've been sent the above pictured products for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.

23 comments:

  1. Well done Jo great loss fab review as always x

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  2. Well done, nice detailed review. I'm about to start a diet plan soon so this is a possible option.

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  3. I love the soup ideas! I am a huge fan of home cooked food but never have time XD

    thebroughblog.weebly.com

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  4. Great selection of food. Good luck with this diet!

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  5. Well done! I am currently on a juice detox. It's tough, but so worth it. x

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  6. I admire you for sticking to the diet, I am beyond rubbish at losing weight as I can't resist popping some chocolates in the basket whilst shopping! It must take the edge of the temptation when you're buying it in ready made kind of sachets though.

    Natasha Kendall | Beauty and Lifestyle

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  7. Such a great idea and well done ! I will have to try these x

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  8. Well done on your loss. The soups look delicious, I'm looking forward to reading your next update.

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  9. Thank you for your reviews. We are enjoying your updates and are impressed by your weight loss. Keep up the great work.

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  10. I love sweet potato and would try the smoky chicken but would replace it with quorn. Well done for the progress.
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  11. The chicken and butter bean stew looks so delicious!

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  12. Well done on your progress! I love the look of the chicken and butter bean stew, I will have to give this a try myself :)

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  13. That's great progress, and the food selections are definitely things I would eat. I think eating tasty food while your losing weight makes you feel more satisfied any way

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  14. Wow well done you, losing the weight slowly I am sure will be better than loads all at once x

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  15. Soup is the healthiest and easiest way to eat. Well done on your loss!! Amazing.
    I love making soup in the slow cooker.

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  16. Well done! I am so pleased to hear that you have found something that works for you and that you are on track!! Brilliant

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  17. Well done! You've lasted much longer than I did on the 5:2 diet!

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  18. I'm generally not for diets but if you've found something that works for you then I think that's great :)

    Catstello | www.cattitudeandco.uk

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  19. I've heard a lot of good things about the 5:2 diet, and I really like the look of that chicken and butterbean stew!

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  20. the stew looks good! i want to get in to the 5:2 but i'm just rubbish, i do it all day then boom - out of the window it goes

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  21. Ohh some interesting sounding food this week - I'm not sure I would automatically go for something like them but they do sound nice. x

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  22. You seem to be doing really well on this diet. I really want to try this but I just don't think I'd be able to manage. Look forward to seeing how you get on with the rest of the diet x

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  23. Looks yummy! Healthy diet is a key and keeping everything strickt its a great succec! You are very close!

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