How it Works?
5:2 Intermittent Fasting Diet is as easy as this: you eat normally five days a week, then for just two days you cut your calories (500 for women, 600 for men).
When some people hear the word “fasting”, they may relate it to starving oneself for a day or more. They think “I could never do that. I need to eat! Isn’t that harmful?” Well great news! 5:2 Intermittent Fasting Diet is not about that, you can still stick to your usual eating for five days a week and then just reduce your food intake for two days. Therefore you’re not having to “starve” yourself but are instead just eating less two days of the week.
Once you get started, it’s easy to get confused about what to eat during your fast day. Some people find it easier to save all their calories for dinner, so during the day they just have water or tea or black coffee. However if it works better, you can have two or three very low calorie meals a day, which may include things like chicken, fish, fruit, and vegetables. To stick to your 500 calories, you can use Online Calorie Counters so you make the best choices. If you are not so good at counting calories and once you start eating you find yourself more hungry, then just have liquids and forget about food for the whole day. If you go under 500 calories, that is okay as long as you still feel great and energized.
Your fast day doesn’t have to be about boring meals, you still can enjoy delicious dishes! The FastDiet Cookbook offers 150 carefully crafted, nutritious, low-calorie recipes to enable you to incorporate the FastDiet into your daily life. There are detailed menu plans and plenty of encouraging tips, including kitchen-cupboard essentials, the latest nutritional advice, and a whole section of speedy meals for busy days.
Watch the original BBC Horizon programme “Eat, Fast, Live Longer” which was the start of 5:2