The Beginner Guide to the 5:2 Diet

Concept

The 5:2 diet, also known as intermittent fasting, involves eating normally for five days of the week and significantly reducing calorie intake to around 500-600 calories on the remaining two non-consecutive days.

Choose two non-consecutive days for your fasting days. It's recommended to spread them throughout the week, allowing at least one non-fasting day in between.

Fasting Days

On fasting days, restrict your calorie intake to 500-600 calories. Focus on nutrient-dense foods to ensure you get essential vitamins and minerals.

Calorie Limits

Plan your meals on fasting days to make the most of your limited calories. Include lean proteins, vegetables, and small portions of healthy fats to help you stay satisfied.

Meal Planning

Drink plenty of water, herbal teas, and other non-caloric beverages on fasting days to stay hydrated and help control hunger.

Hydration

On non-fasting days, eat a balanced and healthy diet. This is not a license to overeat, but rather an opportunity to consume a regular amount of calories.

Non-Fasting Days

Incorporate regular physical activity into your routine. Exercise can complement the 5:2 diet by promoting overall health and aiding in weight management.

Exercise

The 5:2 diet, also known as intermittent fasting, involves eating normally for five days of the week and significantly reducing calorie intake to around 500-600 calories on the remaining two non-consecutive days.

Consultation

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