What is 5:2?

Fasting is a great way to live life on your terms and feel great

What is 5.2 Fasting?

When we talk about ‘Fast’ what we actually mean is ‘intermittent fasting’. This is where you eat significantly fewer calories on two days per week. It’s a way of eating that’s been around for a very long time and could provide health benefits.

By ‘fast’ we don’t actually mean you eat nothing, instead, we’re talking about restricting your calories, which is about 25% of your normal daily calorie intake.

It’s quite simple – you fast for two days a week then eat and drink normally on the days in between. That’s it!

Fast days

Fast for 2 days each week – it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

  • Choose 2 days of the week that work best for 
you – LighterLife Fast fits right into your lifestyle.

  • Choose any 4 of the Fast products from the range

  • Choose plenty of calorie-free drinks – water is your Fast friend!

With our New Light Bites snack range you can add up to two delicious Bites on a Fast day whilst also enjoying 100% nutrition through the four LighterLife Fast products.

Non-fast days

On non-fast days keep your weight in check with healthy, balanced meals.

As a quick guide, aim for a daily intake of:

  • 1/2 veg

  • 1/4 protein (e.g. lean meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses)

  • 1/8 whole grains (e.g. oats, brown rice, quinoa)

  • 1/8 fruit

Check out our meal planners and recipes to get you off to a flying start

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