Fasting is it just another nutrition fad?

Nutrition

Healthy Diet and weight loss

For anyone looking to lose weight finding the right balance between the exercise and nutrition is the key. However there are so many different diet plans that very quickly it all gets very confusing. We all recall such popular diets as Atkins diet or Lemon Detox. Both were extremely popular but proven not to be the right choice for many. Today 5:2 diet is very popular and has been steadily gaining momentum as the one diet that not only offers great health benefits but also weight loss.

The 5:2 diet is all about limiting your calorie intake to about 500 calories for women and 600 calories for men, about 25 per cent of the recommended calories, for any two non-consecutive days a week. However during the non fasting days, you can eat whatever you want.

Medical journalist Dr Michael Mosley, who is also one of the creators of the 5:2 fasting, has been a vocal advocate of this particular nutrition strategy. Though it’s indisputable that there are many health benefits that can be attributed to this diet, one should never forget that there are also some concerns. We all have different nutritional needs and medical conditions and it is very hard for one size fits all approach to work when it comes to choosing the right nutrition plan for yourself and your family.

Please find enclosed a link to an ABC article that does a fantastic job at summarising some of the benefits and possible risks associated with 5:2 fasting.

http://www.abc.net.au/health/features/stories/2015/04/07/4211764.htm