People Swear By the '5:2 Diet' for Weight Loss: 'It Will Work'

What is the 5:2 diet? Young says, "The 5:2 diet comprises eating normally for five days a week and 500–600 calories for the other two.

The 5:2 diet is more of a lifestyle than a diet because it emphasizes when to eat. This diet may be simpler to follow than calorie-restricted diets for individuals."

Can the 5:2 diet help you lose weight? Benefits of this diet. The 5:2 diet requires calorie restriction for two days a week, which can help you lose weight. 

"During periods of reduced caloric intake insulin levels decrease, thus the body uses stored fat for fuel," Young says. The body uses stored fat as energy, causing fat loss over time. 

Many swear by the 5:2 diet for weight loss. TikToker @lauraleadbeaterl0 tried 5:2 and shared her experience. "As long as you stick to 500 calories on your fast day, it will work," she remarked in one video. 

"The benefit of fasting is not just to lose weight; it's also amazing for your health." In another video, she said, "I weighed myself after two fasts this week. 

Tuesday and Thursday were fast days. I was not hungry when I woke up. four and a half pounds gone! I'm excited to reach my six-pound goal and enjoy my favorite foods and drinks on vacation. I feel great this morning."

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