Be aware: this is only the goal of this diet, not necessarily its outcome. Results vary from person to person. Consult your doctor or dietician before starting this (or any other) diet.
The 5:2 method is a type of of intermittent fasting. Here, eat follow your regular diet for five days of the week. The other two days you fast.
On the homepage you can compare this diet with other diets.
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Usually, a regular diet is referred to as consuming what you need (no more and no less) and making health choices. However, this diet is mostly about when you eat and less about what you eat.
Depending on how strictly the diet is followed, during the two fasting days you eat nothing at all, up to a maximum of 500-600 calories (or anything in between).
Which two days of the week you fast is up to you. However, there must be at least one regular diet day between the two fasting days.
Since the publication of the book "The Fast 800," Mosley has been recommending eating and drinking 800 calories a day, instead of nothing, up to a maximum of 500-600 calories. Mosley calls this ‘the new 5:2 diet’.
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There are many health claims about fasting and the many types of intermittent fasting. It would promote lowering body fat and reduce insulin resistance. Before assuming this is true (for you), you should discuss this with your doctor or dietician.
Consult your doctor or dietician before starting this (or any) diet, especially if you have diabetes or bowel problems.
Many books have been written on the 5:2 fasting diet. We've listed a selection of ad links from Amazon, Apple and Ebooks of such books for you:
The first book (The FastDiet) is also available as audiobook. You can listen to a preview below.
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