Month 2 and it’s time for 5:2

New month and it’s time for a new diet (I have to confess that I did have a cheese frenzy the day after Paleo ended).  This month it’s time to try the 5:2 diet, also know as ‘The fast diet’.  Now although fasting has been around for centuries, it’s not really been something I’ve felt compelled to try strangely enough.  I first considered it when a few friends were raving about how easy it was to lose weight using the 5:2 technique.

The premise of the diet is easy, on 5 days eat normally and 2 days a week consume only 500 calories (about 1/4 of a normal daily intake).  Not only does it promise weight loss but a whole range of other benefits such as lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and extreme smugness.

I’m not sure this will entertain me quite as much as Paleo did, andI suspect there will be much wailing, going to bed early and swearing to report post my fasting days.  It will possibly be fun to see how far I can extend 500 calories and on others just blow the lot on a peanut butter cro-nut and spend the rest of the day weeping from hunger.  Buckle up!!

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