Fast Beach Diet: the plan

The 5:2 diet is so easy to follow – simply eat normally five days a week, and eat under 500 calories on the other two. The main difference between the Fast Beach Diet and the original 5:2 diet is that you'll eat healthily and exercise on your five non-fast days. 

Your 500 calorie fast days don't have to be boring! Mimi has given us a selection of delicious recipes that come in at just 200-350 calories (leaving room for breakfast too!) 

Find your fast day recipes below, and download the meal planner for breakfast ideas and to see what's in store for the following weeks! Make sure to check back weekly to get up-to-date recipes.

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week 1]aubergine curry chicken lime salad

                            Aubergine curry                Chicken and lime salad


week 2monkfish with roasted peppers and tomatoes tricolore omelette

                        Monkfish in parma ham             Tricolore omelette


week 3week 3 week 3

                          Butternut ratatouille              Italian seafood salad         


If you are in reasonable health, short fasts (which will always, don't forget, include the Fast Diet's calorie allowance) should be fine. If you are on medication of any description, please see your doctor first. There are certain groups for whom fasting is not advised. Type 1 diabetics are included in this list along with anyone suffering from an eating disorder. If you are already extremely lean, do not fast. Children should never fast, so this is a plan for over-18s only. Pregnant women should eat according to government guidelines and not limit their daily calorie intake. Similarly, if you have an underlying medical condition, visit your GP as you would before embarking on any weight-loss regime.


Last updated: almost 2 years ago