Fasting On The 5:2 Diet
This diet may not be for everyone, but most can do it, eating normally for five days and then fasting for two days. What does the fasting entail you ask? Well, it is really quite simple, keep your calories for the two fasting days at 500 calories for women and 600 for men, any type of food you want as long as the limited calories are eaten on that fasting day. Think of it as “fasting” rather than “dieting“. Read more below…
“EVERYONE knows how diets work. You restrict the amount of food you eat until the weight comes off.
It’s simple, it’s logical and, as science goes, it’s hardly in the rocket category.
Unfortunately, most of us also know why diets don’t work. Managing every miserable, calorie-counted mouthful may be achievable in the short term, but the moment we stop persecuting ourselves and get back to the business of actually enjoying life, our bodies bounce back.
And then some. In fact, it’s estimated that 80 per cent of us who manage to lose weight regain all of it – or more – within two years.
Every so often, a new diet comes along that promises to change all that.
But after trying the Scarsdale, the F-plan, the Atkins, the Beverly Hills and heaven knows how many more, the only thing most of us have permanently lost is hope.
We feel like the choice is between two life sentences: selfdenial at the table or self-hatred in the changing room at Topshop.
But now there’s an eating plan that not only helps you to lose weight and keep it off, but also allows you to eat what you want for a large part of the time.
It’s called the Official 5:2 Diet and advocates intermittent fasting on two days a week.
Well, what did you think? I would find this an easy way to keep weight off after dieting but to only lose 1 pound a week to get back into shape I, personally, would find it hard. But otherwise I love the idea of eating normally and then fasting, it is something I can handle.
I found a video on YouTube for you by Viki Edgson who explains the 5:2 Diet regime for you…enjoy!