5:2 Diet Update

Hi all!

I havent posted for a couple of days.  I haven’t posted as I have been thinking, reading and mulling over.  Today I have decided to stop my trial/review of the 5:2 Diet.  Here is why:

  1. Fasting or eating very few calories has resulted in disrupting my sleep quite noticeably.
  2. There are too many unknowns about the long term effects of eating like this.
  3. Too many people will assume that you really can eat whatever you want on your 5 days and lose weight. You won’t!
  4. I am not convinced that all calories are equal so are we even actually eating 500 calories.
  5. Eating this way does not encourage the right relationship to have with food.
  6. All the forums and discussion groups are a vicious circle of questions which never get answered. Is this because there has been no published scientific evidence.  Even if there was, how do we no it hasn’t been manipulated to suggest what it wants us to believe?
  7. Why should I have to feel hungry 2 days a week. What is right about that? Surely if I just ate the RIGHT food consistently throughout the week I would not feel hungry and I would find my optimum weight naturally?
  8. I wasn’t really giving the diet a true test as I was not investigating the health benefits.
  9. Isn’t it a no brainer that over a course of week if you reduce your calorie intake by say 3000 calories albeit over two days, you are bound to lose weight anyway?
  10. I was advised to STOP this diet right now by a health professional and watch this ….


One thought on “5:2 Diet Update

  1. Dear Sally,

    We have read your article regarding the Fast Diet/Starvation Regime with much interest.

    We can see where you are coming from and there may be some truth in your comments.

    Maybe you should come up with a diet plan based on the following:

    1) Do you remove the cardboard sleeve prior to placing in the cooking recepticle
    2) Is the stabbing of the cellophane needed or is this purely for exercise reasons
    3) How many times should you stab the cellophane.
    4) Do you use a plate to eat off – or do you place the carton on a tray.
    5) How do you manage to cook for 4 peop;le in the cooking recepticle.
    6) Are dinner parties part of the diet plan

    We look forward to your comments with interest

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