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5.2 diet

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ellathefox Mon 27-Aug-12 18:55:05

Can someone please tell me about the 5.2 diet? I'm struggling to find something that makes sense on google. Just seen it on here.

chocoluvva Mon 27-Aug-12 19:53:28

5 days a week you eat normally and on the other two you restrict yourself to 500 calories (each day). Apparently you don't tend to overeat on the non-restricted days (unless you ususally do, I suppose).

ellathefox Mon 27-Aug-12 19:58:59

Thank you.

2kidsintow Mon 27-Aug-12 21:56:16

Find Horizon's 'Eat, Fast, live longer' on iplayer.
There's lots of advice on another thread on here too. Lots of people making their own interpretations though about low carb/low protein etc. I found the TV program to be very helpful.

sweetiepie1979 Mon 22-Oct-12 18:29:55

Hi Ella, how's the 5.2 going? I started it today but I think I've gone over my calorie limit by about 100!

alphabite Sat 27-Oct-12 21:26:26

How many calories do people tend to eat on the 5 normal days? I may try this diet but I think I'd have the tendancy to over eat on the 5 days.

Do the 2 days have to be together e.g. Monday Tues or could they be Monday and Thursday, so spaced apart?

alphabite Sun 28-Oct-12 12:17:19

Oh just thought of another question. Would 600-700 calories do the same thing (obviously with slightly less weight loss). I could do with keeping my calcium levels up, even on those days as I am at risk of osteoperosis. I tend to do this through a good portion of cereal, yoghurt and a calcium suplement. My cereal and yoghurt would already be around 350-400 calories.

TellMeLater Sun 28-Oct-12 17:50:20

Alphabite isn't there calcium in green veg, is the calcium in cereal a supplement? if so you might as well increase your Vit pills - it's more of less the same thing and how about doing some resistance training to increase you bone density?

TalkinPeace2 Sun 28-Oct-12 20:45:10

the best treatment for osteoporosis according to the managers of the cohort study I'm on is yoga
lots and lots of weight bearing exercise

alphabite Mon 29-Oct-12 19:04:07

I go to the gym so do resistence and weight baring exercise. It is a genetic condition which makes me more suseptable to osteoperosis as I get older. It wasn't the cereal I was referring to for the calcium - it was the milk!

alphabite Mon 29-Oct-12 19:04:47

Thanks talkinPeace2. I will have a look at yoga benefits. I am very uncoordinated so yoga might help that too!

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