When trying to lose weight, most people will try anything once- the cabbage soup diet, the master cleanse, the Kardashian’s corset waist training, Kendall’s fashion week diet and detox tea– you name it. Now there’s a new diet fad in town that people are obsessing over- the 5:2 diet. It doesn’t require you to wear any strange contraptions or eat any bloat-inducing foods to excess. Quite the opposite, actually…
The basic gist of the 5:2 diet is you eat what you want for five days (within reason), then cut that calorie intake to a quarter of the normal level for two days. Creator Michael Mosley says if you stick with it, women should lose around 1 pound a week, and men a little over that.
Mosley’s book, The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon, over 1,560 customer reviews, and has been on the best-seller list for months.
Our curiosity has officially been peaked- how about yours? Tell us below if you plan on trying!