5:2 Intermittent Fasting

The 5:2 fasting plan is a diet which involves intermittent fasting. This requires you to follow 5 days of consuming your recommended calorie intake (around 2000 for women and 2500 for men) and spending 2 days of the week reducing your intake considerably to around 600 calories.

The Slim and Save 5:2 Fasting Plan involves eating regularly for 5 days, then consuming our meal replacement products for 2 days of the week. This plan is ideal for anyone not wanting to commit to a full week of VLCD products or for anyone new to weight loss plans.

What Can I Eat On A Fasting Day? The Slim and Save 5:2 Fasting Plan has plenty of options for your low calorie days. Our meal replacement shakes, low calorie soups and meals are all between 100 and 200 calories, meaning you don’t need to skip a meal or go hungry when following the 5:2 diet. A typical fasting day on the Slim and Save intermittent fasting plan could include a delicious shake for breakfast, a warming soup for lunch, a flavoursome meal for dinner and one of our snack bars as a sweet treat. With the Slim and Save 5:2 diet plan products, there’s plenty of choices, meaning you don’t need to deprive yourself of delicious tasting foods whilst losing weight.

What Can I Eat On Non-Fasting Days? For 5 out of the 7 days on the plan you can consume your recommended intake of calories. This is around 2000 for women and 2500 for men but may differ depending on weight, height, age and activity levels.

How Much Weight Can You Lose With Intermittent Fasting? Although you only restrict your calories for 2 days of the week, you can still lose weight following the 5:2 fasting plan. You can lose up to 2lbs per week, with results dependent on your current weight and activity levels. Those who weigh more may experience more weight loss and vice versa.

Why Am I Not Losing Weight On Intermittent Fasting? If you have tried the 5:2 diet plan and have not seen results, then you may need to look at how much you are eating on your non-fasting days. Make sure you are consuming your recommended intake of calories on these 5 days. Consuming more than needed can affect your weight loss results.