The 5:2 diet now becomes known as the Fast Diet

…and it really does work! I have now lost a stone and feel great! What’s more, I have just been on holiday in Australia for three weeks, only put on one pound, didn’t have to worry for one moment, because I knew that as soon as I came back I only had to do one day’s “fasting” and I could lose a couple of pounds immediately (and I just did). It’s not really fasting – you can eat 500 calories, and for me that’s a slightly smaller breakfast and lunch, very light snacks, and a low calorie evening meal, no alcohol. You only have to do this for two days a week at first until you get to your target weight, then you can go to one day a week fasting, and it doesn’t matter if you miss a week or two.

Michael Moseley now has a book out called The Fast Diet and it is number one in the UK non-fiction charts – click through to my recommended books page to purchase a copy – get started now!

5:2 Diet – this is the one for me!

At last! A diet that I can do! It worked for Dr Michael Mosley – and I have only been on it for a week and already lost 5 lbs and feel great! On this diet you have two low calorie days in a week and the rest of the time you can eat normally. On the low calorie days you try to keep to about 500- 600 calories. That’s not so difficult to do, especially on a busy day when you don’t have much time to think about food. I have a slightly smaller breakfast and lunch, cut out snacks and alcohol, and have a light, early evening meal, happy in the knowledge that the next day I can go back to normal. It’s great – I love it. And the low calorie days don’t have to be consecutive. I’ll let you know how I get on…