The 5: 2 diet has never been my thing. As a chronic fatigue bod, the very idea of not eating for a whole day and thus feeling even worse has never lit my candle, so to speak.
I am intrigued, however, as to how the whole process of fasting and giving the body a break from digestion can benefit wellness as a whole. I love the idea of juice fasts/feasts although for the same concerns as the 5:2 have never yet tried it out.
This weekend we had a couple of days out on the weekend which involved BBQ’s and picnics during the day, which filled me up and meant I didn’t need dinner as such. I was aware I could have eaten, but was not really hungry; in the evenings after being out all day I tend to desperately need some sofa time to rest up, so the calories would not be used anyway. At the same time, fortuitously, a blog post came in from one of my favourite fitness bloggers, Nia Shanks, about intermittent fasting featuring the Eat, Stop Eat guru Brad Pilon with lots of advice about different ways of doing IF (Intermittent Fasting). The sensible advice really hit home, all about how to work food and nutrition to reduce stress on the body, not increase it as we can so often do. Read More >