l have been doing the 5-2 diet for a few weeks. lt not only helps you lose weight but also is supposed to boost your brain and transform your health. And prevent type 2 diabetes.
What l like is that you eat normally for 5 days out of 7 - and cut down - fast - for 2 - and they do not need to be consecutive.
Women its 500 calories - Men 600 calories. and it is surprising what you can eat for those amount of calories. l do find that l do not eat so much as l did on the feasting days. l think as your stomach shrinks on the fasting day - you are not so hungry afterwards.
l bought from amazon so really good books on the 5-2 diet by Kate Harrison. Diet Book and Recipe Book - makes life easier when you can see exactly what you can have to eat. Apart from lots of recipes - there is also ready meals listed - from supermarkets and with low calories.
Surprisingly, l have so much more energy on the fasting days. l think it puts your body into ‘flight and fight’ mode.
The books have made it easier. And l lost 8lbs in 3 weeks.