Looking back, there was so much wrong with someone like me following an eating plan, but here we are. I did it and I learned from it.
The idea was initially to find a way to grow le muscle and drop le fat. But for someone who had a very lengthy bout with eating disorders, following an eating plan was suffocating. After all, here I had spent many, many years getting away from that type of eating.
So, following an eating plan isn't for everyone. Definitely not for me. There were a few things I learned: I like sweet potatoes, I work harder to integrate more protein in my diet, I am WAY way more satisfied, if I eat a protein heavy meal in the mornings, I have come to like one very specific brand of protein shake (found in Germany of all places) and last but not least: Eating the same damn thing thing o a strict schedule was awful for my body and my psyche.
I did get stronger and built muscle, but to be honest, that wasn't my main goal. I also gained fat -not great - and it did an awful job on my self esteem and psyche.
I am still doing really well right now with my own "plan". I like the 5:2. I have been a little crappy on the 2 days, this past week, but I had a monster cold and there was no way I was going to fast for two days. I also need to ween myself a bit off the daily chocolate habit- something that has gotten a bit worse on the 5:2.
So Tuesday is my first fast day and then Friday my second day and I shall try to be spot on and then I have a rather glutenous, enjoyable weekend planned away from home. Say WEEKEND TRIP :)