Sunday, 17 February 2013

Reading and the 5:2 Diet

 
I've just finished reading the book at the top of my sidebar, The Joy of Less, it was a wonderful read, I was going to offer it on here as a little giveaway, but you will have to hold on a little bit as Lovely Hubby wants to have a read.  I think he wants to understand this mad woman that is turning out cupboards and going through the home with a fine toothcomb, jettisoning all manner of things.  Oh well it may rub off on him and help him sort out the 'ManShed' before our next move. 
 
Now I'm reading The 5:2 Diet Book  (I'll pop a link on the sidebar) to get a different opinion on The Fast Diet book by Michael Moseley that I was also reading last week, both books are so cheap at the moment, much less than I paid!  They are both really good reading, and in fact as I have decided to go back to the 5:2 way of eating, are proving a brilliant tool to help get me in the right mind set, once you start it's easy and very enjoyable, as usual for me it's the starting that's the difficult bit.  It seems to be everywhere at the moment, mentioned in magazines and newspaper and even on the television.  I watched the Horizon programme that highlighted this way of eating last August and trialed the diet then, although really it's more of a way of life than an actual 'diet', the health benefits are what most folk do it for and that includes us ......yes, LH has just decided that he is joining in too.
 
So with all this book loving I am reading way past my bedtime, Friday night saw me reading until 3.30am and last night it was 2am!!  So in the mornings if I had an alarm clock ...... 
 
 
 
... it would look something like this :-)
 
What are you reading at the moment?
 
Sue xx

22 comments:

  1. I've reading Safe House at the moment - good read! I'm interested to read about living with less, I'll have a look and see how much it would be on the Kindle later.

    Have a good Sunday :)

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    1. It is a bit cheaper on the Kindle at the moment, I just checked using my link :-)

      Sue xx

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  2. Hi, I'm reading The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. I wasn't sure about it at first, but today it just turned a corner for me and has become quite a good read. Don't you just love it when a book does that? I also think that the book on living with less sounds great. Just what I need at the moment I think!

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    1. Oooh I love that book, I've got all Sophie Kinsella's books and that's the one I started with.

      Just watch out you don't pick up the shopaholic tendencies :-)

      Sue xx

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  3. I've been doing the up a day down a day diet (I'm not sure if that is its real name) and am pleased with the results. So far I have lost half a stone and want to lose another half or maybe a bit more. Its easy because every other day you eat normally so if you crave chocky whilst on the diet you only have to wait a few hours. Having said that I think I'll look into this one too just in case its even better.

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    1. It is a variation of the diet known by the 5:2 diet folk as ADF, Altnerate Day Fasting and it's what a lot of 5:2ers do if they really want to lose weight fast or get back to where they were before a holiday or event.

      And I know what you've been reading, or should I say proof reading recently. I hope it's coming along well.

      Sue xx

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  4. I've just finished reading ' Open' - Andre Agassi's autobiography. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I read a lot less than I used to. I'm afraid that university killed my enthusiasm for reading , and I have struggled to rekindle that.

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    1. It would be nice if you can keep it up now that you've started reading again. Being 'made' to read for a specific reason is never good :-(

      Sue xx

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  5. I've just had half term, and one of the best things about being on holiday is not having to stop reading at a sensible hour :-)
    The book I just finished reading the other day was Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. It's sort of a zombie romance. I know, I feel embarrassed just saying it. But it actually is good, if you are into that kind of thing!
    I also re-read The World According to Garp last week. I guess I follow a 5:2 reading diet ;-)

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    1. Never be embarrassed about a bit of escapist reading, usually it's the most relaxing sort. As I have admitted to up above I love 'The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic' by Sophie Kinsella and all her books, now that IS light, relaxing reading!!

      Sue xx

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  6. Funnily enough, I have just bought "The 2 day Diet" by Dr Michelle Harvie and Prof Tony Howell. Another book on the subject of 5:2 eating.
    Now I must start reading it! Looks a bit 'heavy' in parts but it does have pages of suggestions for the fasting days, where you eat less than 500 calories.

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    1. The two books I have are really easy to read and digest, full of tips and ideas as well as the technical 'know how' etc. I've managed to read through them both really quickly :-)

      Sue xx

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  7. Hi Sue

    Just catching up with your posts.

    You are doing so well with your decluttering. I really must follow your lead.

    What a special valentines too. Mr Sft spoiled me with a delicious home cooked meal too. What lucky girls we are.

    I'm currently reading The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith-this is from my bookshelf, purchased for less than 50p at a book sale. I'm determined to not buy any books for quite a while. I have a book voucher to use up and I want to start visiting the library again.

    Sft x

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    1. We are both very lucky :-)

      I love book vouchers.....oooh the opportunity, the choice, it's always a wonderful gift, lucky you.

      Sue xx

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  8. I've decided to give 5:2 a go this week. The challenge for me is finding a way of slotting it into our usual routine. The last thing I want to be doing is cooking twice for a meal (I haven't yet persuaded Mike).

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    1. If I was you I'd keep it simple, have something like salmon or chicken breast with just vegetables or salad for your main meal and add in wedges, chips or something stodgy/carby for Mike to fill him up a bit more.

      Or some delicious homemade soup, he could have bread rolls with his and you have it just as it comes. You definitely DO NOT want to be cooking twice while you're fasting.

      Sue xx

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  9. Hi sue
    I am reading Thursdays in the park
    A brilliant read, can't put it down
    Love you blog
    Thak you

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  10. I love it when you can get so deep into a book you simply can't put it down, but it makes for tired eyes in the morning :-)

    Sue xx

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  11. I bought the Michael Mosely book for my Kindle - then saw it even cheaper in Tesco! My husband is doing it along with me - so far we have mostly used the recipes from the book for women, adding in extra calories for him. We have found it very easy to do, and have both shed several pounds after only 3 weeks.

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  12. I reading the Boy with the Topknot as it is about schizophrenia and I have an essay to be writing on the subject! It is very easy to read, not that I am very far into it as yet but I will try to find the time somewhere!
    Sarah x

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  13. I'm reading anything to do with cordon apple trees! Re reading lots of my old gardening books. I think we could do with a lesson on de cluttering!

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  14. I was walking through a used book store with a friend having no intention of buying more books , but ended up going home with a used version of Jane Eyre. I am hoping it will be a good winter read, as I haven't read it since I was a kid

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