Intermittent Fasting: 5/2
Intermittent fasting, if case you have not been perusing our wealth of intermittent fasting playbooks, is an eating pattern that involves regular fasting.
The 5:2 diet, also known as The Fast Diet, is, according to some sits currently the most popular intermittent fasting diet. The diet traces its roots to Briitish journalist Michael Mosley.
So it is called the 5:2 diet because five days of the week are normal eating days, while the other two restrict calories to 500–600 per day.
Like the other approaches, there are no requirements about which foods to eat but rather when you should eat them. Like them all, it aims to be more of a lifestyle.
Coach’s Take On the 5/2 Intermittent Fasting Diet
It is great approach if you want to jump start your metabolism and cleanse your body while resuming more of a normal lifestyle the rest of the week where you don’t time restrict eat at all.
Allegedly Jimmy Kimmel lost a lot of weight following this protocol. It is a good approach but again, it depends where you are in terms of your weight.
This is because 5 days of eating normal for some a very overweight fatso might totally overwrite the benefits of the 2 days where food was but a thought. So think about that.