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Pros and Cons of the 5:2 Diet - 12WBT
The Fast Diet – or 5:2 Diet – isn’t a new concept: many religions have fasting practices. There is also evidence that fasting can help with weight loss and health. Intermittent fasting is as effective as continuous calorie restriction for weight loss, and may reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and help control cholesterol and blood pressure. What is the 5:2 Diet? The 5:2 diet is an ‘alternate day’ fasting diet, where you fast for two days of the week. For women this means eating only 500 calories (men are allowed 600 calories) on two days and …