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Can someone give me a brief overview of the 5:2 diet?

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ihatethecold Tue 14-Mar-17 06:42:42

I've just read that the calorie amount has gone up by 200 on fast days. So 700 for women and 800 for men.
What do I do on other days?
I'm really trying to eat better after a terrible year where I just lived off toast.
I'm eating recipes from Joe Wicks fit in 15 book.
Very easy and healthy to follow.

What do people eat on the fast days?
I've got 4 weeks till a sun holiday and I'd like to feel a bit trimmer.
lose half a stone
Can anyone point me in the direction of recipes for fast days or online advice?
Thanks

HairsprayBabe Tue 14-Mar-17 08:46:31

thefastdiet.co.uk Official 5:2 website

Read the books if you want extra details plus recipes.

A fast day is 36hrs and you can use your calories however you like in theory. Try to keep the rest of your days cals at tdee or less for better results.

Get good digital scales and drink lots of water.

ErrolTheDragon Tue 14-Mar-17 09:03:42

There's a 5:2 topic on MN, which always has a rolling support thread - I'm not on it at the moment but you'll find loads of helpful advice there.

ihatethecold Tue 14-Mar-17 13:46:00

Thanks. How do you log your fast days?

HairsprayBabe Wed 15-Mar-17 08:30:03

However is convenient for you, a diary or calendar, MFP or another app on a smartphone, a spreadsheet etc.

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