At THR1VE, we make the 5:2 diet simple!
HOW IT WORKS
The 5:2 is a type of intermittent fasting diet. The general principle is super simple: you eat as normal on five days of the week and then fast for two, non-consecutive days of the week.
The big benefit of the 5:2 is that it can help promote weight loss. However, many people adopt the 5:2 method as a longer-term lifestyle change.
On a fast day, it’s recommended that women consume around 500 calories and men stick to around 600 calories. However, this is just a guideline and will vary depending on your body and lifestyle. The general idea is to aim for about 25% of your regular calorie intake.
While it’s best to eat a balanced, nutrient-rich diet on the remaining days – there are no strict guidelines or food groups that are off limits. That’s part of what makes the diet so simple to follow!
You can choose any day to fast, but you should break up your fasting days. So, for example, you might choose to fast Monday and Wednesday and then eat as normal on the other days.
It’s important to note that fasting isn’t right for everyone. It’s best to consult with a health professional before starting any kind of special diet, especially if you have any pre-existing health conditions.
Meal plans are the simple way to smash your goals! Our meal planner is customisable to work around your lifestyle. You can select the days per week, the amount of meals per day and add a snack if needed! Plus, you can swap out meals to suit your preferences. If you’re looking for a keto-friendly meal plan, our low carb meal plan is a great place to start.
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