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5:2 Fasting Day Meal Plan

banana-berry-smoothie For many, it can sometimes be difficult to come up with a fasting day meal plan that is healthy, nutritious, tasty, as well as low in calories. But in reality, there are many different options out there, but it does take a little planning, and sometimes a bit of inspiration, to come up with something […] Continue reading →

Food and Nutrition

wholegrainbread For the 5:2 diet to actually work for you, it is imperative that you stick to the correct calorie count on your fasting days. For women, this means consuming less than 500 calories for the day, and for men the recommended calorie intake is 600 calories. This is calculated at about a ¼ of the […] Continue reading →

5 Cheat Foods for 5:2 Diet Days

fruit-for-diet No one likes a diet where you starve, or at least feel like you’re starving yourself, and at the start of the 5:2 Diet, you may feel this way. But this is where planning meals is key: to ensure you eat enough on fasting days, but stay under the 500-600 calorie limit. We have a […] Continue reading →

Milk vs Almond Milk

milk Sometimes during a diet you have to eat something or use an ingredient that you probably shouldn’t based on your specific diet. One example of this, especially during the 5/2 diet, is milk. I don’t mean just drinking a glass, but using it in a recipe or in a smoothie. The problem is that milk […] Continue reading →

Asparagus: Great Diet Side Dish

asparagus When looking for a good side for a meal while on a fast day (or any other day really), then look towards Asparagus. At only about 3 calories per (average) spear, you can dish out 6-7 per plate and only rack up 20 calories. Asparagus is also a great source of dietary fibre, Vitamin A […] Continue reading →

Celery: The Diet Filler Food

celery - diet filler food The problem many people have with diets is the feeling of being hungry, and a fasting diet is no exception. When you’re trying to limit the calorie intake on two back-to-back days, you can start to feel the grumbling stomach and the urge to stop the diet and eat comes in strong. Once you’re through […] Continue reading →