The 5:2 Diet - Does it work?
Article taken from John Hart Fitness Blog
The 5:2 Diet or fast diet, is a diet which involves severe calorie restriction for two non-consecutive days a week and normal eating the other five days, which originated and became popular in the UK, and spread in Europe and to the USA. It is a form of intermittent fasting.
The diet is claimed to promote weight loss and to have several beneficial effects on health; however, there is little evidence about the safety and effectiveness of the diet.
A review of a book promoting this diet by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics concluded, “It is not something that is good behaviourally, and it is not a realistic long-term solution. It also does not complement other healthy lifestyle components, such as being physically active and achieving quality sleep,” before finally concluding that diet is not recommended.
Thank you to John Hart Fitness for this information. To read the blog please go to http://www.johnhartfitness.com/52-diet
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