5:2 Intermittent Fasting Explained
So what is Intermittent Fasting?
If asked to quickly sum up the Intermittent 5:2 Fasting Diet for weight loss, both women and men simply consume healthy foods for five days of the week and for two days reduce calorie intake to around 600 calories. It really is that simple!
Rather than something we’re forced to endure, Intermittent Fasting (IF) is now becoming something that health and physique-oriented people are seeking out in order to keep their bodies in top shape and lose weight.
The great thing about the 5:2 Intermittent Fasting Diet is that you won't get bored.
You can plan your 2 Fasting Days each week to suit your arrangements and can continue the plan for as long as you want to drop weight or can adopt as a permanent healthy lifestyle to help with weight management.
This a great idea, especially for those who have loved using Meal Replacement products through weight loss. It is an easy transition and extremely popular with those in middle-age when it becomes more difficult to drop or maintain a healthy weight.
KeeDiet and 5:2 Intermittent Fasting
Some people struggle on the fasting days to prepare low calorie food. But KeeDiet make your fasting days so easy!
Using The KeeDiet® products can help simplify this well-known weight loss and weight management plan even further. Both women and men, on their 2 Fasting Days consume four KeeDiet Meal Replacement Products each day, a minimum of 2.25L of water. Each day there is the option to include a limited selection of vegetables/salad and a little skimmed or soya milk.
Adopting the KeeDiet 5:2 Fasting Diet system will provide you with the required 500-600 calories.
As each fasting day you will enjoy four occasions to eat, this will help maintain an active metabolism. You will be consuming high protein / low carbohydrate content KeeDiet® Mealpacks that will help control hunger pangs, sweet cravings and allow you to burn fat. Plus you will receive 100% RI for your daily nutritional requirements to ensure you remain in tip top condition whilst slimming.
After the 5:2 diet was aired on BBC’s 'Eat Fast and Live Longer' documentary presented by the well known journalist and physician Dr Michael Mosel there followed an explosion of information and books available for us to read.
However, Intermittent Fasting is nothing new and humans have fasted for most of history. Whether it’s during a typical overnight period, whilst sleeping, during extended periods of food scarcity, or for religious reasons. For example Ramadan when fasting occurs from sunrise to sunset.
What is new is that clinical research on IF’s (Intermittent Fasting) shows benefits for health and longevity is beginning to catch up.
Recent data is reported to show that when IF is done properly it may help extend life, is beneficial in combating some age related health problems, regulates blood glucose, controls blood lipids, manages body weight, gains (or maintain) lean mass, and more. The proposed benefits of IF in animals and humans reads like a laundry list of “look better,” “feel better,” “live longer” physiological changes.