How to do the Fast Diet
That’s five days of normal eating, with little thought to calorie control. Then, on the other two days, you just eat a quarter of your recommended daily calorie quota. That works out at 500 calories for women and 600 for men. This was Michael’s method for improving his health and losing over 20 pounds in 2012.
Since you are only fasting for two days of your choice each week, and eating normally on the other five days, there is always something new and tasty on the near horizon. In short, it’s easy to comply with a regime that only asks you to restrict your calorie intake occasionally. It recalibrates the diet equation, and stacks the odds in your favour.
My Review of the 5:2 Fast Diet
I have fasted in the past, one day, two day and the longest a three day fast. I think they have a benefit, and may be a viable solution for many people. I don’t think this is a plan I would want to follow on a long term basis. Or even try myself on a short term.
I’m much too happy with the ‘Eat To Live’ program of Dr. Fuhrman. They wrote, “losing over 20 pounds in 2012”. I lost 27 pounds in six weeks in 2012. I’ve adjusted to what I should and shouldn’t eat on a daily basis. I do enjoy my One Cheat Meal per week, and I even feel it has it’s benefit. By fooling the body, by taking in extra calories, the body doesn’t go into starvation mode, where it starts holding on to excess fat.
What might be interesting, would be to add a restricted day once in a while on the ‘Eat To Live’ program, and just take get over a plateau.
But, when you’re on the ‘Eat To Live’ program, it’s actually hard to overeat. Do you know how much food is in 2000 calories of GBOMBS? I doubt I could eat that much. Besides, I’d rather not count calories, or carbs, or sodium, or fat, or sugar. I’d rather not have to remember to Eat Less Two Days A Week.
What do you think?