What is the 5: 2 diet?

The 5: 2 diet involves eating normally for five days a week, then cutting your calorie intake to between 500-600 calories per day for two days. This part-time dieting approach, or style of intermittent fasting, focuses more on when you eat, than what you eat.

Fasting, and intermittent fastinghave been around for years, and studies, such as a review published in the New England Journal of Medicine (opens in new tab)have found it can have many health benefits including weight loss, regulating blood sugars, cell regeneration and better brain health.

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