Week 4 of the 5:2 Fast Diet Kitchen Challenge

Unfortunately, I was rushed to hospital and underwent emergency surgery just hours after my last post went live which meant that I couldn't participate in the final week of my 4 week challenge in collaboration with Ideal World TV. Whilst it's such a shame to not know if I'd have hit my half stone over the 4 weeks by simply swapping 2 days worth of food and drink with handy pouches of Fast Diet Kitchen meal, I'm just chuffed I'm recovering well from surgery!  

I thought I'd provide you with a quick recap of my experience on the whole in this week's update...

What's the 5:2 diet?
For 5 days per week eat what you want, when you want, just as you normally would. For 2 days of the week though, fast by reducing your calorie intake to just 500 per day (600 for men). As stockists of Fast Diet Kitchen, Ideal World TV  sent me 4 week's worth of meals to see me through my fast days without the hassle of calorie counting myself. 


How was it?
On the whole, I enjoyed it. FDK's meals were hearty, filling and seasoned to perfection. Of the 8 dishes I received I only disliked 1 lunch. Not bad going really! Hunger pains aren't uncommon but keep that water intake up, it makes a massive difference. Additionally, you can buy flavoured coffees that are just 2cal per cup - I very much enjoyed a cup or two of coffee in between the water. I also found it much easier to cope with by being backwards in that I'd have dinner at lunch and lunch at dinner. I've no idea why that worked, but it did!

Any favourite meals?
Scotch Broth and Chicken and Butterbean Stew  were my absolute favourites. They need to sell these individually in supermarkets! I definitely recommend those dishes.

5:2 Diet

Does it work and would I do it again?
Well let me tell you this, I enjoyed takeaways, wine, roast dinners and all sorts, but, in the 3 weeks that I followed the plan for I still managed to lose a whopping 6lb. I feel sure I'd have broken the half stone mark had I have been able to participate in the final week and it didn't even feel like I was trying. Yes I'd do it again and yes I'd use FDK to help me along the way. 


Find out more about FDK over on their website or social media channels.   

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.

35 comments:

  1. I've never tried a 5:2 diet. I find it interesting as I'm trying to lose weight. tHanks for sharing. I'm now in the mood for stew and soup! Yummy!

    Angela

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  2. I'm not one for dieting (thank god for my mother's genes and natural skinniness, at least until I have kids of my own) but I have coworker who swears by the 5:2 diet. I do think I need to cut down on bad foods and takeaways too though, just not sure I have the commitment to a diet! x

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  3. That's a good result. I would be very happy to achieve that sort of weight loss in fact I would be about half way to my goal then.

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  4. I have never tried the 5;2 diet, I always thought I would struggle on the fast days. Well done on your weight loss x

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  5. Wow that is an amazing loss - I do love that you do what you want on your off days fantastic! x

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  6. Congrats on your loss and I hope you are recovering well from your surgery. This sounds like my kind of diet as I can still eat chocolate! Yay!

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  7. Oh wow congratulations on your lass. I am going to have to look in to this, though I am not sure I could be that good on the good days!

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  8. Sorry to hear about your dash to hospital and emergency surgery, hope you're on the mend now? I haven't tried this diet myself but i know lots of people that have and had amazing results from it! Well done on your weight loss xx

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  9. Firstly, I hope you are OK and recovering from your trip to hospital. Secondly, it sounds like the weight loss went well, and perhaps you will get to have another go at the diet and hit that half a stone mark

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  10. I hope you are feeling better now. The diet sounds interesting.

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  11. Well done on loosing some weight and glad you are on the mend that must have been so scary for you!

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  12. I hope you are OK after your emergency trip to the hospital! I've never heard of the 5:2 diet before, it does sound interesting. I have tried diets in the past and never really stuck to them, well done for doing well with this one!

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  13. I hope that you are okay after been rushed to hospital. I have not heard of this diet before but I have heard from nutritional oats that it can be good
    To do some
    Sort of fasting as it speeds up metabolism xx

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  14. Well done on your loss, you did so well. I'm terrible when it comes to dieting and just can't stick to them.

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  15. Firstly, I am very glad that you are recovering well. Secondly, this sounds fantastic! I have terrible trouble sticking to a diet long term, but this sounds very doable! Well done on your loss x

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  16. This sounds right up my street!!! I`ve never tried a 5;2 diet but if you can eat bad stuff in between all the better haha! I would definitely give this a go, love a good scotch broth too! xx

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  17. Generally I avoid diets like that but it looks like you're eating healthy! Love scotch broth as well. so good for you

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  18. I love the idea of not having to count calories and just eat those packets. I am really tempted to give it a try as I would love to lose half a stone but I don't seem to have much will power!

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  19. Well done on your loss! The 5:2 diet definitely works and is perfect for people like me who eat out a lot of indulge in too many takeaways!

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  20. So many of my friends are doing this right now. Well done on your loss x

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  21. Oh no what happened I hope you are okay? Congratulations on losing weight x

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  22. I tried the 5:2 diet and it worked for a while and then nothing. I hope your surgery went well.

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  23. I have never heard of this diet before! Doesn't sound too bad!

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  24. Wow, well done on your 6lb weight loss, such an achievement. I want to loss a stone to feel back to normal.

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  25. My husband is doing a 5:2 diet, I'll have to recommend these to him.

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  26. I've never been on a diet, but I have heard about the 5:2 one. It sounds like an effective way of losing weight.

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  27. Wow it's amazing to hear you have been able to enjoy so much food but still lose the weight and that the meals were okay as well - great stuff
    Laura x

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  28. Well done on your weight loss but on another note I hope that your surgery is okay and that you are recovering now.

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  29. Well done on your weight loss, looks yummy!

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  30. Those packs are great....when this 5:2 diet came out, people were eating cereal, as the calories were low and then felt hungry. So it's nice to know that you can still eat proper food.

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  31. This actually sounds great. I should try to follow 5:2 diet.

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  32. Jo this sounds so great and I love that you still ate what you wanted on the other 5 days sounds like something I could really stick to ps so glad you're feeling better now x

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  33. I hope that you are ok and recovering well, how scary having to have emergency surgery. That is amazing you have still lost weight while still being able to enjoy foods you like five days a week xx

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  34. This sounds really interesting - well done to you. I have never tried anything like this. kaz x

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  35. I hope you're better now from your hospital trip! That chicken and butterbean stew sounds amazing.

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