The 5:2 intermittent fasting is something I haven't personally tried,but I really enjoyed researching this method, and look forward to trying it in the near future!! Let's talk 5:2.....
What it is?
The 5:2 intermittent fasting involves eating normally for five days per week, then restricting your calorie intake to 500-600 calories on the other two days. Fasting is a simple concept which appears to promote weight loss, although the hunger experienced can be a limiting factor for some. Many see the eating regime less as a 'diet' and more as a way of life that can help them maintain their weight loss in the longer term.
What to Eat?
Generally, people will eat lower- calorie foods on their fasting days.Foods to consider are leafy vegetables,raw vegetables,fruit,low sodium soup,nuts,beans/legumes,and zero-calorie beverages such as tea,coffee,and water.
What are the Health Benefits?
5:2 intermittent fasting has several impressive health benefits, including weight loss,reduced insulin resistance,decrease inflammation, and improve blood lipids. The 5:2 method, increases life span, improve cognitive function, and protects against conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease.