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nell15 Thu 26-Jan-17 09:20:03

I've been reading about intermittent fasting and a Mediterranean type diet being good for helping to clear up the effects of too many antibiotics ion your system

I'm 65 and 2 stone to lose I have ibs and acid reflux. I'm in very good health and fairly fit - walk our dog daily

I'd like to try intermittent fasting but don't understand the difference between if and 5:2
Also does it give you headaches or worsen insomnia?
Any advice?

nell15 Thu 26-Jan-17 13:24:15


nell15 Thu 26-Jan-17 23:25:06


FleshEmoji Tue 07-Feb-17 17:44:45

Hi there, I'm no expert but can help with your definitions.

5:2 is fasting (around 500 calls) two days a week, and eating more normally the other 5 days.

Intermittent fasting is often taken to mean something like 16:8 where you fast for 16 hours a day and eat your calories in the other 8 hours.

Notreallyhappy Wed 08-Feb-17 16:49:04

Ask here big choc will help.

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