The 5-2 diet is a brand new way to lose weight. It was proposed by Dr. Michelle Harvie, dietician and Tony Howell, professor of oncology. Initially, it was a way to fight breast cancer, but it turned out to be an excellent technique for weight loss.
5-2 Diet: the method to lose weight
The 5-2 diet consists of eating as much as you like 5 days a week and following a semi-fasting diet (eating the bare minimum in terms of calorie intake) on the remaining 2 days. With this method, it is possible to lose up to 1.5 kg in the first week.
Warning: this diet is not suitable for children, adolescents, pregnant women and individuals with kidney failure.
What to eat during the 2 days of semi-fasting?
The 2 days of semi-fasting must be limited to the consumption of certain foods in very small quantities. Here is the daily composition of these foods:
The composition of the food for the semi-fast
|Type of substance recommended||Food/Beverages|
|Protein in reasonable amounts||
|50 g carbohydrate||
|80 g green vegetables||
|80 g of low-carbohydrate fruit||
|Minimum 2 litres of sugar-free liquid||
Note: during these two days of dieting, do not exceed 500 calories for women and 600 calories for men.
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