Holiday Diet

English: Dubai Magyar: Dubaj
Luxury, here I come! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m going on holiday! DH and I are off to Dubai for four nights at the end of the month while Dad looks after the Jam (aided by our FFF, who’s moving in for a few days to back him up, and MiL, FiL and SiL as much as work allows). It’ll be the longest I’ve been away from him but I’m looking forward to a bit of grown-up luxury. We’ve even cashed in DH’s hard-earned air-miles to make the most of the occasion.

I’ve always said that I don’t do diets, because I know that being a few pounds lighter or a dress size smaller will not make me happier (just hungrier) but I’ve been fascinated by the 5:2 diet for a while. A few people I know have done it successfully and they reckon it’s easy and sustainable. Dad’s done really well on it and he says he feels better too – he also read and agrees with the stuff about it changing your body chemistry for the better and as he has a PhD in organic chemistry, I’ll take his word for it. I’ve also been meaning to have a few ‘dry’ weeks after slipping into the summer habit of opening a bottle of wine to drink in the garden after the Jam goes to bed.

Doing them simultaneously might be a little ambitious for someone who’s never really done a diet, but it’s only for a few weeks. I’ll let you know how it goes and if that old size 10 bikini fits!

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