I know this sounds crazy with fasting 2 days a week with the the slogan “It’s the diet that lets you have your cake – and eat it too”.
But does it work?
Actually this is not a new thing. Fasting is a practice in several Christian denominations or other churches. Some churches fast wednesdays and fridays, wherein the faithful abstain from eating eggs, meat and any dairy or animal products (Vegan food).
The 5:2 diet claims to help you with weight loss, live longer, look younger and cancer prevention. Studies suggested that fasting once or twice a week can protect the brain against illnesses including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
How does it work?
Eat normally for five days, while fasting on the other two days. It is suggested that you limit yourself to 500 cals (600 for men) for two non-consecutive days a week.
You are given a free reign on your choice of food for the other five days.
Here is a guide.
The 5:2 diet was made famous by the BBC’s Horizon programme Eat, Fast and Live Longer