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The New Way To Do The 5:2

The 5:2 diet has gained a huge following over the last few years and after seeing the impressive results achieved by friends, I have finally decided to give it a go myself. The idea is simple - eat normally for 5 days a week and fast for 2. The word 'fast' makes it sound more extreme than it really is. You're actually allowed 600 calories a day. Champions of the 5:2 diet believe that apart from weight loss there are a number of other health benefits associated with intermittent fasting: increased lifespan, protection against conditions such as dementia and protection from disease.

As I'm far too busy/ lazy to prepare food to take to work, I've decided to try the new LighterLife Fast plan as part if the 5:2 diet. LighterLife Fast promises to provide you with 100% of your recommended daily amount (RDA) of  key minerals and vitamins, together with plenty of protein and fibre. I think this is a great idea as I want to make sure my body gets the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

LighterLife Fast lets you eat 4 'Fastpacks' per fast day. I'm pleasantly surprised by the range of products available compared to other diet plans on the UK high street.

Here's an example of what you could have over two days:

Day 1
Breakfast: LighterLife Fast Porridge
Lunch: LighterLife Fast Vegetable Soup
Afternoon snack: LighterLife Fast Toffee Bar
Dinner: LighterLife Fast Spaghetti Bolognese

Day 2
Breakfast: LighterLife Fast Shake (strawberry, chocolate, banana or vanilla)
Lunch: LighterLife Fast Crispy Cranberry & Raspberry
Afternoon snack: LighterLife Fast Nut Fudge Bar
Dinner: LighterLife Fast Pasta Carbonara

And that isn't the whole range! I'll be trying the plan over the next few weeks so I'll let you know how I get on.

The LighterLife Fast plan is available exclusively from Superdrug. LighterLife Fastpacks start from £7.99 and contain 4 portions - enough for one day of fasting. For more information on LighterLife Fast visit


1 comment

  1. Wow this is amazing! I want to try it! :)


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