A little over six weeks ago Mumsnet asked me if I would like to try an online support group for people on the 5:2 diet. Having tired traditional slimming clubs without any success (as I could not get my head around the different categories of food) I was prepared to give it a go. In case you have been living under a rock or on the moon, 5:2 is basically eating a normal, balanced diet five days a week and restricting calories to around 500 a day for women or 600 for men two days a week. It is thought that there are numerous health benefits to fasting regularly although studies haven’t been done on it for long enough to know the long-term effects.
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