Good News for 5:2 Diet Fans

Dr Michael Moseley now states that 800Kcal can be enjoyed on fasting days, provided the additional calories come from foods that are recommended on fasting days.

telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/0...

Yes, by increasing fasting calories, you can still develop physiques enjoyed by Beyoncé, Benedict Cumberbatch, the lovely lady with the blonde hair or even George Osbourne.

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  • This seems very doable -i follow his BSD lifestyle diet- but more calories- but i am aiming to incorporate two fast days now...

  • Hi MrNiceGuy,

    Thanks for this. I'm glad to hear that there are a few extra calories - it will make the 5:2 more 'doable' for many people I think.

    Hope you're enjoying your week.

    Zest :-)

  • Thanks for this MrNiceGuy, but my weight loss is slow enough on the 5:2, without potentially slowing it down even further by upping my calorie intake on fast days! I find my fast days very easy for some reason, much easier than non fast days where I simply try to eat sensibly. Today is a fast day, I've had 50 g of blueberries and a small banana for breakfast, which I can't bear to miss, then I won't eat again till six tonight, when we will have basa fillets baked with black olives, garlic and cherry tomatoes and some broccoli. Be interested to hear from anyone else doing 5:2.

  • I find I can loose substantial weight on the 2 days, but put it on before the 5 days is up. So I've really had to restrict my 5 days too, and I do find restriction harder than abstinence.

  • Something to think about , I'm thinking that could be done !

    Did Rosemary Conley not relaunch herself with a similar plan ?? Could be worth a try for a week to see if it will reboot my weight loss 😀

    😇

  • I guess that would be 700cals for women as was previously 500. Definitely doable.

  • I am using 5:2 for my weight loss and have had no problems with 500 calories. Today is my usual fast day but I will be eating a bit extra as it's my daughter's 50th birthday. I haven't eaten anything so far as I skip breakfast on fast days. We are going out for lunch and I am going to have a salad. I will be eating cake later but it is a special occasion.

  • Lol! Not sure want to look like George Osborne. However, I find this a bit difficult with my tablets so just calorie count every day

  • Had my salad and my cake and that is it for me today. Lots of water and black coffee and a couple of diet drinks to keep the hunger pangs at bay. I think for future fast days I will stay with the 500 calories as I have found that doable up to now.

  • Thanks Mr nice guy , I will have a look at that .Thanks for posting it .Gary

  • Dr Mosley is a disgrace. Why is a NHS GP allowed o tell people to follow fad diet? Also, his book was based on the results stolen from Dr KRISTA VARADY. She did the science/research which was to do with fasting every other day, and not two days a week.

    Calorie control is the only scientifically proven method to lose, attain and put on weight.

  • Nice! Great info!

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