I'm new to the diet so looking for any advice I can get!
I don't have a huge amount of weight to lose, my BMI is 24 but I've been struggling to get the baby weight off for 5 years!!!
Would I be better at sticking to 5:2 or doing 6:3? Would I lose quicker with 6:3 or could I retain the weight if I'm having too few calories? I don't want to lose weight too fast but I do want to drop about 2lb a week.
If your bmi is 24 (ie in the healthy zone) then you'll find it very tough to lose 2 pounds a week. The average on 5:2 is around a pound a week: anectdotally, upping it to 4:3 doesn't really have much impact on the rate of loss, though it can be a useful breakthrough a plateau.