|Posted by Bee & John on October 1, 2014 at 4:35 AM|
Ever heard of the 5:2 diet? I had.... the thing is... I'm old enough to have heard of MANY diets and have also seen them fall out of favour. Carbs are bad for you.... oh, actually they aren't. Fat is bad for you... oh, actually it isn't - and so on.
When an absolutely LOVELY lady, a friend and a client, gave me this recipe from her 5:2 regimine, it sounded lovely and I had made it - REALLY enjoying it for the recipe itself, I must admit I didn't think much about the calorie factor of it.
So... what's my interest in 5:2 all about? Well, you know how it happens that you hear about something and then again from someone else... then AGAIN... and you start to think about it a bit more seriously? That happened recently and one thing led to another - I watched the show (now 2 years old) which started it all - amazing! there's even a fair aritcle, but I would suggest you read it after watching the show. Show? Yup, it's an hour - but if you haven't heard about 5:2 before, it is going the be the best hour you spend this week! (year?)
So... basically - if you eat very little for a couple of days a month it can make a difference not only to weight, but to our very physiology! Besides, it's only 2 days a week where you have to be careful! What has turned me around to to actually thinking of starting this regimine? NOT that famous people are doing it.. so what! But, I can't get over the very real statistics show that during the depression, the worst years of the depression... life expectancy actually went UP! Add that to the scientific studies going on... it's made me think " I can do that" In fact, John is joining me and we are going to start next week.
I am SO not going to be the poster girl for 5:2! Don't worry, that's all that I am going to say about it!
What I have for you is Vivienne's fabulous recipe for Mushroom Strog! If you divide it into 4 and have it with 90g of cooked rice - it is only 120 calories! Viv has tested this recipe over and over again and has perfected it. It certainly has worked for us the half a dozen times we've tried it so far... and remember... we haven't actually started this diet, it is just such a fabulous recipe we are eating it through choice!! Not just the taste... but it's so quick to make!!!