Is the new fad diet working?

So I’ve done 5:2 diet since the beginning of the year and although I swore to you that I would update you on my progress I must admit to my demotivation.

You’ll be pleased to hear I finished my 30 day ab and squat challenge in January. I started the plank challenge in February and managed to get through till about the 20th before it fell by the wayside. This was around the time that I really started to fall off the weight loss wagon!! I have been maintaining by 5:2 but if I’m honest with myself I have been eating atrociously on the non fast days! Consequently I’ve been stuck at my weight since last public weigh-in post and felt ashamed to tell you all!

On a more positive note I have completed the majority of my Physio on my broken toe so am hoping to start running again this week….

This week I have decided to do the ‘chemical diet’ also known as the ‘egg diet’. It’s super strict and you can only eat whats on the list and at certain times but it is only for 1 week and I really wanted to give my body a little push before jumping back on the 5 : 2 wagon!

i have taken this from lots of sites around the web although I think predominantly it came from a Netmums forum :Β The basis of this diet is chemical. If you follow the diet to the letter for one week you should lose 14 pounds (and possibly up to 20 pounds)

Day 1 Breakfast 1 slice dry toast and grilled tomatoes
Lunch Fresh fruit (any amount)
Dinner 2 hard boiled eggs, salad, grapefruit

Day 2 Breakfast Grapefruit, 1 boiled egg
Lunch Roast chicken (any amount) & tomatoes
Dinner Grilled steak and salad

Day 3 Breakfast Grapefruit, 1 boiled egg
Lunch 2 boiled eggs and tomatoes
Dinner 2 Grilled lamb chops, celery & cucumber

Day 4 Breakfast 2 slices dry toast, 2 poached eggs
Lunch fresh fruit (any amount)
Dinner 2 hard boiled eggs, salad, grapefruit

Day 5 Breakfast 1 slice dry toast, 2 poached eggs
Lunch 2 poached eggs & tomatoes
Dinner Fresh or tinned fish and salad

Day 6 Breakfast 1 boiled egg, 1 glass grapefruit juice
Lunch Fresh fruit (any amount)
Dinner Roast chicken, cabbage, carrots

Day 7 Breakfast 2 scrambled eggs, grilled tomatoes
Lunch 2 Poached eggs& spinach
Dinner Grilled steak & salad


Abstain from anything not mentioned.
Eat only what is shown or do without.
No substitutions allowed.
No eating between meals
No alcohol
No butter milk or fat

No salt

Drinks = black tea, black coffee, lemon tea, grapefruit juice, tonic, soda or water only
Salad = lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and celery only


Here’s Day 1-3 lunches:

egg1 egg2 egg3

So far I have lost 4 lbs in 2 1/2 days, I’m only doing it till Friday so I promise I’ll let you know how I get on through Facebook & Twitter on Saturday morning. πŸ™‚


Sim's Life

8 thoughts on “Is the new fad diet working?

  1. Great that you shared your meal plan. I’m always looking for inspiration. I’ll have to admit though that I always fail miserably trying to make poached eggs. Maybe you could do a tutorial post/vlog post? πŸ™‚ #WeightLossWednesday


  2. Oh wow!!!!! Actually the chemical diet looks alright, just for me it’s grapefruit and celery – dislike them both with a vengeance! Hope you are getting on well with it!
    Don’t be disappointed with the scales not moving – it’s ridiculously hard to maintain weight let alone lose it! Sounds like you are on a mission at the moment, well done on the weight loss this week – cannot wait to see the results – definitely keep us posted!! Thank you for linking up to #WeightLossWednesday – see you next week! Sim xx


  3. Pingback: Slow & Steady or Fast & Furious?? | Is it wine o'clock yet??

Leave a Reply to mummy m's memories Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s