5:2 Intermittent Fasting

by | Dec 28, 2021

In case you haven’t heard of the 5:2 Intermittent Fast yet, here’s the scoop. 

The 5:2 Diet is a popular strategy based on intermittent fasting. It’s called 5:2 because 5 days a week are for healthy eating, and 2 days a week are for restricted eating. 

➡️5 days a week are for eating a generally balanced and healthy diet, without worrying about restricting calories

➡️2 days a week are restricted to eating only 500-600 calories per day. These 2 days can be any day of the week but must be spaced out with at least one unrestricted day between.

The 5:2 Diet does not give specific guidelines for what foods can or cannot be eaten, but it’s not going to work if you binge on junk food on your unrestricted days. You’re meant to use common sense in your food choices, even on unrestricted days.  

For example, you might choose to restrict your calories on Mondays and Thursdays. Those days, you might eat 3 small meals, each providing fewer than 200 calories. You might focus on foods and drinks like:







A study done in London found the 5:2 Diet was effective for long-term weight loss, and people preferred it to standard weight management advice.

Intermittent fasting is a great option for some people but not everyone. A more personalized approach is always recommended when it comes to weight management. At ToniForsyth.com, Toni does a thorough dive into your root causes and helps you find the key to achieving weight loss with greater ease – and your optimal health in mind. To learn more about personalizing your health, click here.

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