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5:2 diet - quick question

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ineedsomepeaceandquiet Sat 13-Apr-13 08:08:41

hi there - i have just started the 5:2 diet and wondered if it possible to do it from 2pm-2pm or 6pm to 6pm rather than morning to morning. Does that make sense?!!

Sheila Sat 13-Apr-13 08:13:57

Hi there, I asked exactly the same question a while back - see my thread on 7pm to 7pm (sorry I'm on my phone so can't link).

Essentially though, yes you can!

frenchfancy Sat 13-Apr-13 18:59:22

We have discussed this quite a lot on the main 5:2 thread. The concencus is that going 24 hours completely without food would work, but if you try to include the 500 cals into that period then yoy are not really fasting. A true 5:2 is 500cals in 36 hours not 24.

ineedsomepeaceandquiet Sat 13-Apr-13 20:52:55

Frenchfancy - forgive me for being stupid - what times should be best?

NurseEzzzaChapel Sat 13-Apr-13 21:05:52

5:2 fasting days are sleep to sleep, but as Sheila mentioned, it may be possible to do a 24 hour modified fast which would be a form of intermittent fasting but not really 5:2. For more details see the links and tips thread where a recent post should answer your questions.

Hope it goes well for you. smile

frenchfancy Sat 13-Apr-13 21:44:00

You are not being stupid. Try thinking in terms of calendar days rather than 24hour periods. So fast Monday, eat normallt Tuesday and Wednesday, fast Thursday etc.

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