skinny on the 2 Day a Week Diet,
which is sometimes referred to as
the 5-2 or Fast Diet. Simply
eat normal meals five days a week,
and cut back to only 500 calories
(guys can eat 600 calories) on two
Fasts for Weight Loss vs.
Traditional Diets, Wall Street
It's worked wonders for
us. Ruth has lost 16 pounds in
four months after going on the
diet. And Nancy, who never
loses on any diet, has lost 6.
But we're not the only happy losers.
Scientific studies have proven the
effectiveness of the method. For
example, one study at the University
Hospital, South Manchester, England,
found that 65 percent of 2-day-diet
participants lost weight compared to
only 40 percent of those on more
typical, every-day diet plans. Of
course, you should check with your
doctor before starting this or any
other diet to make sure it’s
suitable for you.
For background and more
information about the diet, here are
UK's Hot New 5:2 Diet Craze Hits
The U.S., Forbes Magazine
Latest Research on Intermittent
Fasting, Diane Rehm Show