Well it’s here at last….a revolutionary diet that is so easy to follow and effective, as proven by the well-respected british scientist and BBC journalist Michael Mosley.

As part of his research in making the BBC documentary Horizon: Eat, Fast and Live Longer aired in the UK in August 2012 Michael lost a stone in weight over a five week period by following the FiveTwo Diet.

He was visibly moved by the experience calling it the most interesting journey/film he has ever ben a part of. He believes that Intermittent Fasting could be the key to transforming the nation’s health. He intends to continue to live the FiveTwo way into the future.

So what is it?

The term ‘fasting’ is a misnomer here really…..

Here’s the deal – 2 days out of every week you limit your calorie intake to around 25% of your Recommended Daily allowance (RDA). RDA is 2000 calories a day for women and 2500 calories a day for men.

So for the ladies, simply restrict yourself to 500 calories per day and men stick to 600 calories per day. How you utilise them is entirely up to you, one large meal or two – whatever.

Again remember this is for just 2 days out of every 7 only. Also, the 2 days don’t need to be together either, scatter them to suit your schedule to make it easier on you.

Then the best bit – the other 5 days – do what you like – fill your boots!

You would think that having eaten 25% of your RDA on one day that you would automatically try to bulk up the following day. It is true to a certain extent but research conducted has proven that rather than completely making up for the previous days fasting by eating 175% of their RDA people only actually ate around 110% – so over a week with 2 days fasting you would actually eat around 85% of your RDA – weightloss will surely follow.

So, give it a go!

This site serves to bring like-minded people together to discuss the diet, progress and tip sharing. It will also hopefully build up a picture of what 500/600 calories in a day actually looks like and what meals can be put together.

The site has been developed by a total non-expert nutritionally but has a keen interest in losing weight.

Note also please that official guidelines state that women should eat 2000 calories a day and men should eat 2500 and that anyone embarking on this sort of diet is advised to discuss it with a doctor beforehand.